Should I Become A Costume Designer (One Minute Quiz)

Alyssa Omandac

Career Quiz and Most Suitable Personality

Costume Designers

Costume Designers Costume Designers are primarily responsible for gathering or designing the clothes worn by Actors for film or stage productions. They choose garments and props to help match the style or period of the story and the attitude of the character.

Interest Match

Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.Confucius

Table of contents
  1. Career Quiz
  2. Suitable Personality Type
  3. Pros and Cons

Career Quiz

In this career quiz, there are 8-10 questions that will give you a pretty good perspective on whether this career is right for you.

There are 3 answers to each question: Dislike, Maybe, and Like.

Answer “Like / Yes” if you tell yourself “Yes! I would love do this” or “Yeah, I’m that type of person”.
Answer “Okay / Maybe” if you tell yourself “Umm…I think I will be okay with that”.
Answer “Dislike / No” if you tell yourself “Ugh…Sounds boring” or “No way!”.

Ready? Let’s start!

Question Yes Maybe No
Are you interested in reading scripts and plays?
Would you feel comfortable presenting clothing ideas to the production team?
Do you think that you would enjoy finding and purchasing clothing?
Do you have the confidence needed to stand out in a crowded field?
Are you able to handle stress and deal with aggressive individuals?
Do you have a good eye for detail when designing clothes?
Would you enjoy helping to create the look for a film or stage production?
Are you interested in working with Actors and creative individuals?

Your Results


Now count how many points you have.

Dislike = 0 point
Okay = 1 point
Like = 2 points

After you’re done counting your points. Click below to view your results.

Suitable Personality Type

The Artist

People with this personality likes to work with designs and patterns. They prefer activities that require self-expression and prefer work that can be done without following a clear set of rules. You can read more about these career personality types here.

Costume Designers must have a good eye for detail to ensure that each costume matches the need of the script, character, or period. From the materials and designs to the buttons and props, every detail requires careful consideration.

Costume Designers should have confidence as Costume Design is a competitive field and requires Designers to stand behind their fashion choices. Successful Costume Designers are also emotionally stable, which allows them to handle stress and deal with people who have aggressive personalities.

Pros and Cons


You get to express your creativity

Costume Designers often get to design original garments, giving you the chance to express your creativity with each project.

You work with an interesting assortment of people

Costume Designers work closely with the production team to select costumes, allowing you to work with a diverse range of creative individuals.

You may get to meet celebrities

As your career progresses, you may find yourself working on major productions, giving you the chance to meet famous Actors and other celebrities.

You have the flexibility to work almost anywhere

Costume Designers are needed in every state, not just the entertainment centers of the country, which provides flexible career options.


You may need to work long hours

Costume Designers frequently work long hours until the production starts. As the production cannot begin until the costumes are ready, the Costume Designer faces pressure to meet specific deadlines.

You may work with eccentric people

Working in a creative field can be rewarding but some Directors and Producers are difficult to work with and have eccentric or aggressive personalities.

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