Intro to Costume Design

Costume refers to anything worn by an actor on stage.

The costumes can tell you information about the play, such as the character’s wealth or social status, and the time period the play is set in.

A costume designer must be well versed or able to research the clothing from different time periods.

Ten Factors of Costume Design

  1. Age
  2. Gender
  3. Social Status
  4. Occupation
  5. Geographic Location
  6. Occasion or Activity
  7. Time of Day
  8. Season / Weather
  9. Historical Period
  10. Psychological Factors / Personality / Emotion