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“Wardrobe Mistress” will maybe be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #336 out of #702. A higher ranking (i.e., a lower number) means the job is less likely to be replaced.
Select, fit, and take care of costumes for cast members, and aid entertainers. May assist with multiple costume changes during performances.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 39-3092.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 50,470.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 24.00
- Currently, there are 6,640 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Costume Attendants”.
Also Known As…
- Costume Attendants
- Wardrobe Supervisor
- Wardrobe Manager
- Wardrobe Attendant
- Wardrobe Assistant
- Costume Shop Manager
- Costume Seamstress
- Costume Draper
- Wardrobe Technician
- Wardrobe Stylist
- Wardrobe Specialist
- Wardrobe Custodian
- Item Repair Manager
- Costuming Supervisor
- Costumer Assistant
- Costume Technician
- Costume Specialist
- Costume Shop Coordinator
- Costume Mistress
- Costume Director
- Costume Cutter
- Clothing Supervisor
Tasks for “Wardrobe Mistress”
- Clean and press costumes before and after performances and perform any minor repairs.
- Arrange costumes in order of use to facilitate quick-change procedures for performances.
- Recommend vendors and monitor their work.
- Create worksheets for dressing lists, show notes, or costume checks.
- Study books, pictures, or examples of period clothing to determine styles worn during specific periods in history.
- Monitor, maintain, or secure inventories of costumes, wigs, or makeup, providing keys or access to assigned directors, costume designers, or wardrobe mistresses/masters.
- Design or construct costumes or send them to tailors for construction, major repairs, or alterations.
- Purchase, rent, or requisition costumes or other wardrobe necessities.
- Provide managers with budget recommendations and take responsibility for budgetary line items related to costumes, storage, or makeup needs.
- Provide dressing assistance to cast members or assign cast dressers to assist specific cast members with costume changes.
- Direct the work of wardrobe crews during dress rehearsals or performances.
- Collaborate with production designers, costume designers, or other production staff to discuss and execute costume design details.
- Inventory stock to determine types or conditions of available costuming.
- Review scripts or other production information to determine a story's locale or period, as well as the number of characters and required costumes.
- Care for non-clothing items, such as flags, table skirts, or draperies.
- Return borrowed or rented items when productions are complete and return other items to storage.
- Examine costume fit on cast members and sketch or write notes for alterations.
- Distribute costumes or related equipment and keep records of item status.
- Check the appearance of costumes on stage or under lights to determine whether desired effects are being achieved.
- Participate in the hiring, training, scheduling, or supervision of alteration workers.
- Assign lockers to employees and maintain locker rooms, dressing rooms, wig rooms, or costume storage or laundry areas.
Related Technology & Tools
- Portable ironing boards
- Fabric pressing equipment
- Walking foot machines
- Electric irons
- Laptop computers
- Mobile radios
- Personal computers
- Tablet computers
- Sewing needles
- Commercial washing machines
- Portable electric fabric cutters
- Data input scanners
- Multipurpose sewing machines
- Multi tools
- Measuring tapes
- Commercial dryers
- Combination pliers
- Dry cleaning equipment
- Garment steamers
- Hot glue guns
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Outlook
- Microsoft Word
- Web browser software
- Garment tracking software
- Database software