A Costume Maker creates the costumes based on the designs and drawings created by the Costume Designer and works under their direction. The Costume Maker will create patterns for the costumes, cutting and sewing them to actually construct the costume.
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There are no specific qualifications required to become a Costume Maker. However, having a degree (or other qualifications) and experience in costume design or a related subject is highly desirable such as:
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There are desirable skills to have which would make you a great Costume Maker such as:
Some people begin by working in wardrobe departments in theatres, progressing through to a Costume Assistant. Skills are developed on-the-job while gaining useful industry contacts which are vital for securing future work. Training is necessary to increase your skills-base and employability.
Typical hours range from 40-45 hours per week and can include some evenings and weekend.
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Published: 23 May 2019