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Costume Shop Manager

The costume shop manager is a logistical supervisor who collaborates closely with the costume designer to oversee the fabrication and fit of all garments for theatrical productions, as well as film and television shows. This person does not participate in constructing costumes, but is responsible for overseeing the shop staff and ensuring that wardrobe is delivered on budget and in a timely manner.

Western Costume Company

Traveler and trader L.L. Burns founded Western Costume Co. after a run-in with a cowboy actor, William S. Hart. Burns observed the terribly inaccurate Indian costumes worn by actors in the early Western films, and when passing by Hart’s set, he made the filmmakers aware of his protest. Burns was hired on the spot to outfit the cast—he had accumulated a vast inventory of Native American goods—and the costume shop was born.

Wardrobe Supervisor

Upon opening night of a theatrical production, the costume designer’s work is done and the wardrobe supervisor assumes the role of wardrobe department head.

Special Effects Makeup Artist

While makeup is often used in film to make actors and actresses look more beautiful, it can also be used to make them look scary, beat-up, or inhuman. When a director needs a handsome actor to become a horrifying mutant zombie, he or she turns to the considerable talents of the special effects makeup artist.

Costume Designer

You can tell a lot about a character on the screen before a word of dialogue is uttered—if the costume designer has done a good job. Costumes reflect the character’s personality, culture, lifestyle, and environment; more than just dressing the actor, costumes aid the story and the performer’s immersion into the role. It is up to the costume designer to occupy the character’s psyche and reflect it in the actor’s wardrobe.