chapter  5
29 Pages

The Build Process

WithT. M. Delligatti

Online stores have opened up a variety of shopping options, but a designer should foster a sense of Internet savviness when navigating the virtual space. Certain signs communicate whether a store is secure or not. What the designer cannot buy online, they can buy in a brick-and-mortar store, especially fabric, or rent from a rental house. During this process, designers must consider the needs of actors in unions and adjust their purchases accordingly.

Once the designer makes their purchases, they schedule fittings with the actor. There, the designer and the draper try on both the bought garments and the costumes being built. The rules of the actors change depending on their status as a union member, so designers must adapt depending on the contract.

From there, the build process continues while dress rehearsals approach.