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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 Mistress
- 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 Specialist”
- Monitor, maintain, or secure inventories of costumes, wigs, or makeup, providing keys or access to assigned directors, costume designers, or wardrobe mistresses/masters.
- Arrange costumes in order of use to facilitate quick-change procedures for performances.
- Create worksheets for dressing lists, show notes, or costume checks.
- Clean and press costumes before and after performances and perform any minor repairs.
- Study books, pictures, or examples of period clothing to determine styles worn during specific periods in history.
- Participate in the hiring, training, scheduling, or supervision of alteration workers.
- Direct the work of wardrobe crews during dress rehearsals or performances.
- Provide dressing assistance to cast members or assign cast dressers to assist specific cast members with costume changes.
- Assign lockers to employees and maintain locker rooms, dressing rooms, wig rooms, or costume storage or laundry areas.
- Design or construct costumes or send them to tailors for construction, major repairs, or alterations.
- Distribute costumes or related equipment and keep records of item status.
- Review scripts or other production information to determine a story's locale or period, as well as the number of characters and required costumes.
- Examine costume fit on cast members and sketch or write notes for alterations.
- Return borrowed or rented items when productions are complete and return other items to storage.
- Care for non-clothing items, such as flags, table skirts, or draperies.
- Check the appearance of costumes on stage or under lights to determine whether desired effects are being achieved.
- Recommend vendors and monitor their work.
- Collaborate with production designers, costume designers, or other production staff to discuss and execute costume design details.
- 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.
- Inventory stock to determine types or conditions of available costuming.
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