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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

'The Parnassus Players' Need a Design Team!
The Parnassus PlayersCUADC
23:00, Fri 25th June 2021 - Sat 26th June 2021 at ADC Theatre
Easter May Week

'The Parnassus Players' are looking for a dynamic design team to help bring the Globe to the ADC this June! Costume Designer , Set Designer , Sound Designer , Publicity Designer , Lighting Designer 

Contact so403@cam.ac.uk, tc583@cam.ac.uk, lc711@cam.ac.uk before 10th Apr 2021 23:59 for more details.

Consent is looking for a Production Team
Consent
19:45, Tue 15th June 2021 - Sat 19th June 2021 at ADC Theatre
Easter Week 7

We are looking for: stage manager , deputy stage manager , lighting designer , sound designer , set designer , and costume designer  The deadline for applications is Friday 16 April, at 23:59.

Contact Arianna (am2891@cam.ac.uk) or Elena (eb832@cam.ac.uk) before 16th Apr 2021 11:59 for more details.