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Costume Attendants

Also called: Costumer, Dresser, Wardrobe Assistant, Wardrobe Supervisor

What they do:
Select, fit, and take care of costumes for cast members, and aid entertainers. May assist with multiple costume changes during performances.
On the job, you would:
  • Create worksheets for dressing lists, show notes, or costume checks.
  • Provide dressing assistance to cast members or assign cast dressers to assist specific cast members with costume changes.
  • Arrange costumes in order of use to facilitate quick-change procedures for performances.


Arts and Humanities
  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • design
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
  • customer service


Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • come up with lots of ideas


People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Concern for Others
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Innovation
  • Attention to Detail


You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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