There's more than fabric and thread to the creative career of a costume designer. Theater, movie, and television costume designers do much research before they even start sketching ideas for an outfit. They also work together with set and lighting designers to make sure their ideas will complement a production. On top of this, they have to keep to a budget and a deadline. This challenging career is extensively explored in this motivating book. Future costume designers will appreciate ideas about how to break into this profession with experience, education, and their own impressive portfolio.