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Costume Designers design costumes for actors starring in film, television shows, or stage productions. Skills included on sample resumes of Costume Designers include creating award-winning costumes and props, using social media to build brands, and travelling to various conventions throughout the country. No formal education is required on a Costume Designer's resume, though certificates and degree programs are available. Experience is more revered, and students can obtain said experience by working on costumes for their school productions.

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Costume Designer

Broke down the script by scenes to determine how many characters were involved and what costumes were required

  • Identified when a character may need a quick costume change during successive scenes
  • Researched the clothing styles worn in the appropriate era
  • Communicated and collaborated with Director and cast
  • Drew up a costume plot
  • Acquired costumes based on budget and schedule
Candidate Info
9
months in
workforce
4
months
at this job
BBA
Fashion Merchandising
2

Pattern Maker/ Costume Designer

Designed and finalized the entire costumes of 10 musical productions.(Hairspray, Ragtime, 42nd Street, Cabaret, High School Musical, Drowsy Chaperone, The Story of Buddy Holly, Little Shop of Horror, On Your Toes, Lady be Good )

  • Managed the entire costume department including budget and production time tables.
  • Fitted all performers on each single item and worked on patterns and cuttings.
  • Supervised our team of six and monitored all construction works and alterations.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Fashion Design
MA
Master of Arts
3

Costume Designer/wardrobe Manager

Managed costuming activities for 12 productions each year held at two theatres in different cities and involving frequent travel; achieved compliance with strict calendars and aggressive turnaround times.

  • Produced and altered or remade period costumes for all actors to include interpreting design direction, making decisions to use items from stock or create new garments, taking measurements, draping fabrics on dress forms and making flat patterns, and conducting fit sessions.
  • Participated in dress parades and dress rehearsals; noted and executed changes to costumes.
  • Developed dressing lists and prepared accessory bags to control inventories.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
AS
Medical Office Administrator
BA
Home Economics
4

Freelance Costume Designer/seamstress

Create and write scripts for dramatic productions and successfully implement vision of character
development

  • Perform in plays and skits written by the drama team
  • Applied makeup skills to make characters appear older or sickly
  • Develop and construct 10 set designs for Calvary Chapel Rialto plays and skits throughout the year
  • Organize and manage volunteers for multiple shows and events in deciding and choosing costumes
  • Supervised cutting of patterns for costumes and constructed costumes for multiple plays
  • Successfully develop own patterns for characters and puppets
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
14
years
at this job
AS
Costume Design
5

Assistant Costume Designer

Researched, designed, created, and altered costumes for four FMCT productions

  • Supervised and mentored children ages 6-12 in the Children's Summer Program
  • Encouraged creativity of the children throughout the artistic process
  • Collaborated with the other members of the artistic team to produce each show
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
Theatre Arts, Apparel & Textiles
6

Wardrobe Supervisor and Costume Designer

  • Designed and produced costumes for 10 theatrical shows
  • Collaborated with the creative design teams to complete projects on a hard deadline
  • Created resource materials for finding costumes, supplies, and lenders
  • Co-ordinated costume rentals, returns, lending, borrowing, fittings, alterations, repairs, and cleaning.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
Theater
7

Costume Designer

Developing the Customers initial concept into a working rendering/cartoon using the traditional method of pen and ink on paper; Or on the computer with scanned images or a graphics tablet and Photoshop, Gimp or Manga Studio.

  • 3D computer modeling using Maya or Blender for better customer visualization of the proposed mascot.
  • Pattern Drafting, Sewing and soft sculpture production of the Mascot once the rendering has been approved.
  • Problem solving and deciding the best use of materials and construction for each individual mascot.
  • Self motivation and setting up my work schedule to insure the mascot is finished and delivered on time.
  • Developed improved methods of Mascot construction and production.
  • Teaching and instruction of construction techniques to new Costume Designers.
  • Maintaining Industrial Sewing machines.
Candidate Info
40
years in
workforce
34
years
at this job
AA
Social Science
8

Lead Costume Designer

Conceived twenty-four character designs for actors

  • Gathered, organized, and assembled costumes on a tight schedule
  • Worked closely with the director, stage manager, and design assistant
  • Choreographed the actors' on-stage costume changes
Candidate Info
3
months in
workforce
1
month
at this job
BFA
Design
9

Costume Designer

Worked on a small production called "The Painter and The Sky" designing costumes.

  • Illustrated and help conceive overall look of characters costumes.
  • Shopped for fabric samples and final fabric choices for the characters.
  • Made patterns for the costumes from the chosen designs.
  • Cut and sewed together two costumes for the leading characters.
  • Helped fit and add changes to achieve the final costumes.
Candidate Info
3
months in
workforce
3
months
at this job
BA
Fashion Design And Merchandising
10

Dancer and Costume Designer

Envisioned and executed a costume for all performances drawing inspiration from trends, fashion, pop-culture, and music

  • Obtained cost estimates from numerous vendors
  • Created and abided by the costume budget agreed upon by all members
  • Created costumes appropriate for the events theme with consideration to each member's preferences
  • Promoted and hosted events for the dance team to raise money for costumes and to recruit dancers
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Social Psychology

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