Backstage Costumer

I have learned the hard way that you always have to have certain items on hand backstage.

What is in my costume designer backstage kit:

  • Baby food jar with safety pins.
  • Band aids.
  • Triple antibiotic ointment. (Neosporin.)
  • Hand sanitizer.
  • Baby wipes.
  • Bobby pins.
  • Hand sewing needles.
  • Thread in white and black.
  • Mechanical pencil.
  • Retractable sewing tape measure.
  • Pony tail bands.
  • Small scissors.
  • Extra buttons and stick-on hook and tape closures. (Velcro).
  • Duct tape.
  • Small LED flashlight.
Organizational skills ftw:
  • Binder with:
  • Sheets for male and female measurements for the actors. Always write in centimeters because they will look and they will give you all kinds of comments.
  • Lined paper for notes.
  • Blank paper for sketches.
  • Plastic sheet protectors for everything.
  • Fabric samples.
  • Costume research.
  • Budget worksheet, receipts, records.

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