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Costume Design Assistant - TV/Film

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Last Updated: March, 2013

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Works alongside the Costume Designer to look after all the clothes and costumes used in a production.


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The work of the Assistant Costume Designer involves researching the costume requirements, particularly if it is a period production, to ensure that costumes are historically accurate and helping to plan and organise the number of costumes and changes of costume that the actors will require by doing a detailed script breakdown.

The Assistant Costume Designer then works to the instructions of the Costume Designer in helping to design, source, purchase, hire and /or make all costumes for the production. The Assistant Costume Designer helps the Costume Designer with fittings of the principal cast. Costume Designers do not work full time on set during production, as most of the work involved is preparation and organisation in advance of filming.

The Assistant Costume Designer might work on set with extras, making sure that extras are suitably dressed and will look appropriate in the scene. Both the Assistant and the Costume Designer work ahead, with the wardrobe supervisor, fitting and preparing costumes and ensuring everything required is available when scheduled for filming. The work of an Assistant Costume Designer includes paperwork/administration related to the costume department.

 


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An Assistant Costume Designer requires a lot of initiative and commitment as it entails working very long hours. It is important to get on well with people. Fashion or Interior Design is desirable and it is important to have dressmaking and sewing skills.


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Organisation: SIPTU (Film & Entertainment Branch)
  Address: Liberty Hall, Dublin 1
  Tel: (01) 858 6412
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