A Costume Designer is the person responsible for designing the costumes for a production, making sure they match the time period, style and Director’s vision for the piece, as well as being practical for the Performer.
While you do not need a degree for this role, here are some useful subjects and courses that could help you get a head start in the industry:
These are the desirable skills for the right candidate to have to be a Costume Designer:
Always ensure you keep examples of your work. Read our blog 'How to make a costume design portfolio.'
You may start as a Wardrobe Assistant and move into more senior roles such as Wardrobe Master/Mistress and then move into costume design. Some people have gone from set design areas into costume design roles.
Pay for a Costume Designer can vary depending on their level of experience:
Experienced: £18k - £28k
Highly experienced: £35k
Published: 04 March 2019