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Roles

The Costume Designer is responsible for creating an appropriate look for the costumes worn by the cast, both from the viewpoint of functionality (e.g. are there lines in the show that refer to specific aspects of the costume; will the costumes need to hide radio microphones or other special effects; are they suitable for any quick costume changes), and from the artistic appearance of the costumes (from the correct time period). This may involve making the costumes from scratch, altering existing costumes, or arranging costume hire from a third-party firm. The Costume Designer will also need to arrange suitable transport for getting the costumes to the theatre at the start of the run, and removing them after the last performance.

Some directors will have a very strong view about the overall design, whereas others will give their designers a greater input into creating the look of the show.

For best results, the Costume Designer should work with the other designers to ensure the costume design is consistent with the overall design ideas. A production will look a lot better if each designer is following a consistent thread and taking into account of the look and atmosphere being created by the other designers.

The Costume Designer is almost always responsible for making and/or sourcing hire costumes based on the design, and sometimes they also take on the role of looking after the costumes during the run of the show. You should confirm with the production team whether you are happy to be present for the full run of the show, so that Wardrobe Assistants can be found to do this job if necessary. You should also discuss whether there are any quick costume changes that will require additional Wardrobe Assistants to be found to help actors with these changes.

Costume Spreadsheet Template[edit]

The following spreadsheet is commonly used, but you can alter it into a more detailed or more generic table.

Character Actor General Size (S/M/L) Dress Size Trouser Size Chest/Waist/Hips Inside Leg Height Shoe Size
Name 1 Actor 1

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Costume Designer Vacancies

Arts Show is looking for a prod team !!
Marlowe Arts Show: A Midsummer Night's Dream
19:00, Wed 25th – Sat 28th January 2023 at Cambridge Arts Theatre
Lent Week 1

A great opportunity to work in a professional theatre with a professional director ! We are looking for: Assistant Producer  PLX(s)  ASM(s)  Costume Designer(s) 

Contact hs772@cam.ac.uk, themarlowesociety@gmail.com before 2nd Dec 2022 23:59 for more details.

Spring Revue Prod Applications Now Open!!
Footlights Spring Revue 2023Footlights
19:45, Tue 21st – Sat 25th February 2023 at ADC Theatre
14:30, Sat 25th February 2023 at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 5

We have opened applications for all technical roles for the ADC Week 5 Mainshow including: Technical Director  Stage Manager  Deputy Stage Manager  Costume Designer  Set Designer  Sound Designer  Lighting Designer  Publicity Designer 

Contact Eva at ell46@cam.ac.uk before 7th Dec 2022 18:00 for more details.

Parlour Song is Looking for a Prod Team!!!
Parlour Song
19:45, Tue 24th – Sat 28th January 2023 at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 1

We have opened applications for all technical roles for this Week 1 ADC Mainshow, including: Technical Director  Stage Manager  Set Designer  Costume Designer  Sound Designer  Lighting Designer 

Contact Eva at ell46@cam.ac.uk before 7th Dec 2022 18:00 for more details.

Marie Antoinette is looking for a DESIGN TEAM!!!!!
Marie Antoinette
19:00, Tue 31st January – Sat 4th February 2023 at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 2

LIGHTING, SOUND, SET and COSTUME DESIGNERS  wanted for MARIE ANTOINETTE!

Contact Arianna Munoz (am2891@cam.ac.uk), Sarah Walton-Smith (smw93@cam.ac.uk) and Orchid Balgobin (oab28@cam.ac.uk) before 6th Dec 2022 11:59 for more details.