Costume Designer
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We are looking for an inspired and innovative Costume Designer to design and create costumes for actors for TV shows, theater or films.

Your creativity will play a great role in setting the right mood of the story and enhancing the actor’s performance to a great extent. You need to be well-versed and creative in designing different clothes and styles. You should be competent enough when it comes to sketching and see designing the garments as an art. 

If you think you are suitable for the Costume Designer job, then apply today. We will be pleased to meet you.


  • Reading through the script to fully understand the costume needs in terms of the era it focuses on, the settings and the character attributes.

  • Researching on the history and different regions and their cultures.

  • Developing accurate costume plots for the characters by collaborating with the stage production team.

  • Creating preliminary custom sketches and presenting them for approval.

  • Producing the finalized designs with styles, fabrics, and colors.

  • Working with the fellow costume makers to materialize the sketches.

  • Ensuring that the custom designs stay within the budget.

  • Presenting the rough sketches to the director and design team, that is the set and lighting designer. 

  • Supervising dress rehearsals and fittings.

  • Storing, returning or disposing of the used costumes once the project is completed.


  • Degree in Fashion Designing or relevant field.

  • Proven 2 years of experience in the Media Department as a Costume Designer or a similar role.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of textiles, sewing, and designing.

  • Creative individual with an eye for detailing.

  • Strong knowledge of theatrical costume design.

  • Ability to use computer-aided design software 

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a team or individually as and when required.

  • Ability to manage and handle multiple tasks.

  • Outstanding problem-solving skills.

  • Exceptional attention to detail.

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