Profession costume attendant

Costume attendant help dress actors and extras. They make sure everything is as the costume designer envisioned and ensure the continuity of appearance of the performers. Costume attendants maintain and repair these costumes. They store them correctly and safely after shooting.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Realistic

Skills

  • Analyse a script

    Break down a script by analysing the dramaturgy, form, themes and structure of a script. Conduct relevant research if necessary.

  • Perform costume changeovers

    Perform quick costume changeovers during rehearsals and live performances.

  • Preset costumes

    Make sure the costumes are set in place for the performers before the performance.

  • Select costumes

    Find the right costume for a certain role and actor.

  • Maintain costumes

    Collect, check, maintain and repair costumes.

  • Document costume stock

    Keep records of the costumes held in stock. Track all relevant properties of the costumes and how they are used.

  • Ensure continuity in the styling of artists

    Ensure that artists are consistently styled during the production of a motion picture. Make sure that their look remains the same.

  • Wash costumes

    Make sure that costumes are clean and ready for use when required. Take care to preserve the costumes in good condition as long as possible.

  • Dress actors

    Dress performing artists.

  • Follow work schedule

    Manage the sequence of activities in order to deliver completed work on agreed deadlines by following a work schedule.

  • Follow directions of the artistic director

    Follow the instructions of the director while understanding his creative vision.

Optional knowledge and skills

sew pieces of fabric organise costume fittings draft styling schedule work with the lighting crew plan transport operations draw up artists' measurements adapt costumes analyse the need for technical resources lighting techniques work with the director of photography manage consumables stock dressmaking use manual sewing techniques work with the camera crew attend rehearsals measure the human body for wearing apparel photography