Friday, December 26, 2008

Costume design

The costume designer is the person whose responsibility is to drawing costumes for a film or stage production. The costume designer might also work together with a hair/wig master or a makeup designer. In European theatre the position is to some extent different as the theatre designer will design both costume and scenic elements.

Costume designers will normally seek to improve a character's person, to create an evolving plan of color, changing public status or period through the image design of garments and other means of dressing, distorting and enhancing the body - within the framework of the director's vision. At the same time, the costume designer must ensure that the designs allow the actor to shift in a manner consistent with the historical period and enables the actor to execute the director's blocking of the production costume without damage to the garments. Extra costume considerations include the durability and wash ability of garments, particularly in extended runs.

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