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In order to make a set up look real, costumes play an important role to create a realistic visual of plot for the audience. It is indeed important to have Designers who understand the visual look of characters and design accordingly. Costume designers are the one who design costumes for a film, stage production or television as per the characters' requirement. They work alongside the director, scenic, lighting designer, sound designer, and other creative personnel to ensure that all elements of the overall production design suit each other. They also work under tight deadlines to meet the production schedule.

Costume designers are professionals who are creative and imaginative, and, usually, find employment in small theaters, TV, movie studios, video companies, big play etc. As the entertainment market is growing, the demand of freelance costume designer is also increasing. Some of them work as freelancers as this give them freedom to choose and work as per their own convenience. If you working on an entertainment project and looking for best talents to style your characters, you can also hire a costume designer through online hiring websites.

What Costume Designers Do?

They enhance a character's personality to create an evolving plot of the storyline through the visual design of garments within the boundaries of the director's vision. When you give the script to a designer he/she should have a vision in mind as to how they would present it to the world, as story flows. Below are the tasks involved in the costume designer’s job

  • Develop costume ideas to fit the production’s design concept and budget

  • Research suitable costume styles, fabrics and designs

  • Sketch costume designs

  • Give instructions to costume makers, who would turn sketches into real garments

  • Work in coordination with the production designer, director, and make-up, set and lighting designers

If you wish to hire a costume designer for your production, you can connect with costume designer online or any online freelance website providing this skill set. In order to have a good freelance hire, please ensure they possess following skills.

  • Creative with excellent design skills

  • Should also be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines

  • Should have good research skills, with knowledge of costume history and modern fashion

  • Knowledge of the production process, including technical aspects such as lighting and sound is an added advantage

  • Practical sewing skills to enhance designing patterns

Qualification Required for Freelance Costume Designer

  • Bachelor’s degree in Fashion design or related field

  • Work experience in theatre and film productions

  • Worked as a costume ‘daily’ or temporary helper on TV or film sets

Benefits of Costume Designers

You can find costume designers online offering freelance services on some of the best websites to hire freelancers, like Guru. The benefits include:

  • These professionals have the experience of working as freelance costume designer with variety of production houses helping them to make making costumes as per their requirement keeping the budget in mind

  • They understand all aspects of wardrobe, and hence give the best judgement

  • Their research helps to fill the gaps and convey the story more effectively

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