The Costume Designer is a crucial part of film and video production, responsible for designing and sourcing costumes for actors and extras. They work closely with the director and production designer to bring the visual vision of the project to life and make sure the costumes support the story and style of the film or video.
Costume designers conduct research on the historical and cultural context of the project and create mood boards, color palettes, and detailed designs for each costume. They source materials, oversee the construction of costumes, and manage fittings to ensure that every costume fits the actors perfectly and enhances their performance.
During pre-production, costume designers collaborate with the Art Department to create detailed sketches and blueprints for each costume. During production, they manage the logistics of costume changes and make sure all costumes are ready and in place for each shot. The costume designer also manages the costume budget and works with the wardrobe department to ensure that all costumes are properly stored and maintained throughout the production process.