The principal methodology I have used to research and create this book has been to interview many supervisors and designers in order to build a body of verbatim thoughts and reflections that I could then combine and add to my own experience of working in this wonderful but sometimes exasperating world of theatre costume. One of my interviewees, leading costume practitioner and Head of Running Wardrobe at the National Theatre Michael Roff, succinctly and elegantly described the costume supervisor’s primary role:

The costume supervisor is the facilitator for the designer. They help the designer to realize their vision: to source, find, make and fit their creative ideas and work into a timeline. The costume supervisor juggles all the ...

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