Career outlook for wardrobe assistant
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would help to make and look after the costumes used by actors in a TV show, film or play. The costumes you work on would make the production feel more real and look more impressive.
- Help to buy and hire costume items
- Look after the costumes between takes or scenes
- Mend and alter items
- Pack and unpack costumes and accessories
- Clean, steam and iron
- Help to make pieces and put costumes together
- Fit costumes on to performers
- Make sure that all costume items are available ready when needed
- Keep notes to ensure that performers look the same in each scene
- Keep records of all costumes and accessories needed
- Store costumes and return hired items
A costume supervisor or wardrobe master/mistress would oversee your work. You’d need great sewing skills and an appreciation of design and fashion.
In theatre, you might also act as a 'dresser', helping performers with costume changes during the show.
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