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Encyclopedia > Costume designer

Costume designer is a cinema term which refers to a person whose responsibilty is to design costumes for a movie or stage production. One of the most prolific costume designers in cinema was Edith Head. Design as a process can take many forms depending on the object being designed and the individual or individuals participating. ... The term costume can refer to wardrobe and dress in general, or to the distinctive style of dress of a particular people, class, or period. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of... Stage has several meanings: In rocketry, a stage is one of several independent rockets used to reduce the need for fuel. ... Edith Head (October 28, 1897 – October 24, 1981) was an American costume designer who had a long career in Hollywood that garnered more Academy Awards than any other woman in history. ...


Costume designers will typically seek to enhance a character's persona through the way that character is dressed, while at the same time allowing the character to move freely and perform actions as required by the script. The designer needs to possess strong design capabilities with a thorough knowledge of fashion history. See also:


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Costume design - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (662 words)
Costume design is the design of the appearance of the characters in a theater or cinema performance.
Costume designers will typically seek to enhance a character's persona through the way that character is dressed, while at the same time allowing the actor to move freely and perform actions as required by the script.
Freelance costume designers may or may not be a member of United_Scenic_Artists, and even established residential and academic designers may freelance on the side.
Costume Design (434 words)
Costume designers begin their work by reading the script to be produced.
To stimulate the flow of ideas at the first meeting with the director and the design team (set, costume, lighting and sound designers), the costume designer may want to present a few rough costume sketches.
The costume plot is a list or chart that shows which characters appear in each scene, what they are wearing and their overall movement throughout the play.
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