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Career Details :: Costume Attendants
Select, fit, and take care of costumes for cast members, and aid entertainers.
A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
- Inventories stock to determine types and condition of costuming available and selects costumes based on historical analysis and studies.
- Studies books, pictures, and examples of period clothing to determine styles worn during specific period in history.
- Designs and constructs costume or sends it to tailor for construction or major repairs and alterations.
- Purchases or rents costumes and other wardrobe accessories from vendor.
- Assists cast in donning costumes or assigns cast dresser to assist specific cast members with costume changes.
- Arranges or directs cast dresser to arrange costumes on clothing racks in sequence of appearance.
- Examines costume fit on cast member and sketches or writes notes for alterations.
- Analyzes or reviews analysis of script to determine locale of story, period, number of characters, and costumes required per character.
- Repairs, alters, cleans, presses, and refits costume prior to performance and cleans and stores costume following performance.
- Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers
- Floral Designers
- Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance
- Pasteup Workers
- Shop and Alteration Tailors
General Work Activities
- Thinking Creatively
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Analyzing Data or Information
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
- Implementing Ideas, Programs, etc.
- Reading Comprehension
- Information Gathering
- Information Organization
- Product Inspection
- Idea Generation
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Provide a Service to Others
- Consequence of Error