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Costume Design

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Melissa Vaughan-Kleppel

on 22 October 2015

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Transcript of Costume Design

Designers and
Technicians
Part Two:
Costume Design

Functions of Costume Design
Indicate gender and reflect age
Reflect a character's psychology
Establish a social and economic status.
Indentify occupation or lifestyle
Establish or clarify character relationships
Establish relative importance of characters
Establish time and place
Reflect mood and atmosphere
Establish a particular style
Reflect a formalized convention
Alter an actor's appearance
Enhance or impede movement
Underline development of the dramatic action
Create both variety and unity
The Costume Designer's Skills
Fashion designer
Visual artist
Tailor
Seamstress
Social and Cultural historian
Art historian
Actor
Director
Working Plans and Procedures
Preliminary Desgins
Final Designs
Working Drawings
Preliminary Designs
Roughs, Inspiration boards, sketches
Final Designs
Color Renderings
Working Drawings
Sketches from various angles
Fabric swatches
Color chart
Dressing lists
Realizing the Designs
Borrowed
Rented
Pull from stock
Made or built
Measurements taken
Materials purchased
Patterns draped or drafted
First fitting
Final fitting
Distressing, trim, finishing
Makeup
Traditionally considered the actors' responsibility
The costume designer conceives the makeup design
Professional actors generally apply their own makeup based on the desgins
Functions of Makeup
Characterizes
Aids expresssion
Restores color and form diminishede by stage lighting
Indicative of performance style.
Makeup Plot
Painted Makeup
Age groups, straight or character, special effects
3-D Makeup
Prosthetic applainces, facial hair & wigs
Dress/CostumeParade
Allows for evaluation of costumes under the lights or the distractions of performance
Dress Rehearsals
Allows for evaluation of costumes in performance conditions
The Costume Designer's Assistants:
Design Assistants
Costume Studio Staff
Wardrobe Supervisor
Dressers
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