Costumers: Look the Part?
I once overheard a statement that confused me. "Costumers have to always look good/fashionable. I mean it's there thing." The speaker was implying that other technicians can look grungy or not quite put together since their area is not dealing with clothing, makeup, or hair.
I disagree with this statement. It is reminiscent of a brain teaser my father once told me:
"A town has two hairdressers. The first has a lovely haircut and pristine shop. The second has a patchy haircut and there is hair all over his shop. Which do you go to? The second of course. He cut the first's hair and the hair on the ground shows he has many customers."
I think each costume technician should dress how he or she wants; except distressing. When distressing do NOT wear your favorite outfit. You WILL ruin it! Everyone uses clothing to express themselves. This is why the clothing industry is so big.
4/28/2014 02:43:49 pm
I feel like fashion designers go through the same thing. I'm going to say we shouldnt make ourselves feel bad for not dressing hollywood or whatever cause what if you're into grunge or any sort of "anti-fashion" trend (even though i consider anti-fashion as another form of fashion). that also reminds me of people saying I should make all my clothes just because i can sew. yeah no do you know how long making pants correctly actually takes, no thank you. i feel like dressing immaculately is great but also brings on unwanted attention that makes some costumers anxious or nervous, maybe high fashion is a bit too uncomfortable to actually wear in reality/public, maybe the person isn't confident enough or maybe it's just something we don't want to be judged on because we know exactly how clothing can label others and we don't want to be sucked into that.
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