Costume Attendants

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What do they do?

Select, fit, and take care of costumes for cast members, and aid entertainers. May assist with multiple costume changes during performances.

Also known as:

Costume Attendant, Costume Cutter, Costume Draper, Costume Dresser, Costume Seamstress, Costume Technician, Costumer, Draper, Dresser, Theatrical Wardrobe Attendant, Theatrical Wardrobe Dresser, Wardrobe Assistant, Wardrobe Attendant, Wardrobe Dresser, Wardrobe Mistress, Wardrobe Technician

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Costume Attendants in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Costume Attendants is projected to grow 16 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 16.7%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #10 in job growth rate
  • 20

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #15 in net job growth

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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Costume Attendants:

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★ Number of granted degrees for degree type, Bachelors degree, is listed after the major.

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.9%)
  • Master's degree (5.7%)
  • Bachelor's degree (24.3%)
  • Associate's degree (8.7%)
  • Some college, no degree (26.8%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (27.7%)
  • Less than high school diploma (6%)

Percent of workers in this field

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People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Fine Arts - Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
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People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Prepare operational reports or records.
  • Assign duties or work schedules to employees.
  • Arrange items for use or display.
  • Evaluate quality of materials or products.
  • Design costumes or cosmetic effects for characters.
  • Maintain supply or equipment inventories.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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