Organise costume fittings


Organise fitting sessions for the actors and decide on the required actions. Assign the right size costume to each actor.

Alternative labels

prepare wardrobe fittings
organise a costume fitting
organising costume fittings
arrange costume fittings

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Organise costume fittings is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Optional skill

Organise costume fittings 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.

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.
Costume maker: Costume makers construct, sew, stitch, dye, adapt and maintain costumes to be used in live performances and in movies or television programs. Their work is based on artistic vision, sketches or finished patterns combined with knowledge of the human body to ensure the wearer maximum range of movement. They work in close cooperation with the designers.
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.
Costume designer: Costume designers develop a costume design concept for a performance, a movie or a television program. They supervise the execution of it. Their work is based on research and artistic vision. Their design is influenced by and influences other designs and must be conform with these designs and the overall artistic vision. Therefore, the designers work closely with artistic directors, operators and the artistic team. Costume designers develop sketches, design drawings, patterns or other documentation to support the workshop and performance crew.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022