What is the job of a costume designer? Is it to simply dress the actor or actresses, and put some earrings and other accessories on them to complete the look?
Costume designers have the job of making sure that the actor, actress, entertainer or celebrity looks stunning, appealing and makes a lasting impression at the first glimpse. They have the knowledge of understanding the importance of incorporating appeal with color and style into their presentations. Their decisions on costume selections and presentations can do a lot to affect the industry overall.
The job of a costume designer does include the task of selecting colors, materials and accessories, but the overall job of their role is so much more involved.
1.) Depending on the role cast or the entertainer’s theme, they have to select their wardrobe that fits in with the theme. To do this, they may have to research the event to find out more information to help them decide on which way to go with the presentation. They may also have to do a bit of research to find out any history or pertinent material on what they’re trying to design a costume for. All of this makes a difference in how and what they decide to do as a result.
2.) Selecting the costumes depends also on the entertainer’s or the celebrity’s preference and style. The costume designer may have a great idea for a costume, but if it doesn’t fit the personality of the celebrity, it may not go over so well. This is often only important if the celebrity is a big name person. On other events, the costume designer gets to use their own creative judgment when it comes to using a particular design or theme.
The designer should always take these things into consideration when doing their jobs. They can help them make the right choices and help everybody shine.