Maintain costumes


Collect, check, maintain and repair costumes.

Alternative labels

maintain stage costumes
keep costumes in proper conditions
repair costumes
maintain performance costumes
keep costumes in good conditions
maintain performance clothing

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Maintain costumes is an essential skill of the following occupations:

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.

Optional skill

Maintain costumes is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Dresser: Dressers assist and support artists before, during and after the performance to ensure the performers costumes are in line with the artistic vision of the director and the artistic team. They ensure the costume quality, maintain, check and repair costumes and assist with quick costume changes.

Costume buyer: Costume buyers work with the costume designer in order to identify the materials for the costumes. They buy and rent fabric, thread, accessories and other items needed to finish the wardrobe. Costume buyers may also purchase clothing items “off the peg”, ready made. They base their purchases on the sketches of the costume designer.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022