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Fashion Designing Against Costume Designing


Though fashion designing is now a day gaining much attention, importance and preference, one more profession which is more related to fashion designing and having a vast scope but not that much gained attention and preference is “Costume Designing”.

The success of any movie or drama serial also depends on the characters costume but the audiences are mainly interested only to know about the actor, director, musician, lyricist, chromatographer or choreographer but hardly anybody interested in to know about the costume designer.

The dynamic growth of entertainment media -Television, Cinema, and technology etc., has lead to budding of number of TV channels and making of increased number of movies either nationally or regionally. The TV channels have to come up with more number of drama serials, programmes, shows in order to attract more number of viewers. Every channel whether it is a kid channel, sports channel, news channel or commercial, all have various programmes, specialty shows, drama serials. All need a Right Costume rather to say a good costume.

Costume Designing

Costume designing is an art of designing or choosing or procuring suitable/right costume-from dresses to accessories-to a character/presenter in a play or movie or show.

An improper or wrong costume may lead to the vagueness in the play or movie or show. So to take care of the right costume for the play or movie or show, the responsibility is given to a separate person who is known as Costume designer. So every play or movie or show needs a costume designer. It is a challenging, interesting and cautious job which requires much more skills when comparing to fashion designing. Though costume designing is much related to fashion designing most of the fashion designing students are not much aware of the profession of costume designing and the scope it provides. Now, costume designing is mostly done by famous fashion designers or by the person who has gained experience in this profession but very few qualified fashion designers do costume designing.

1.Costume Designing is done to the character or story while Fashion Designing is done to ones own creativity and tastes or to customers.

2.More challenging and limited time frame in Costume Designing while Not much challenging and no limitation for time in Fashion Designing

3.Limitations to creativeness in Costume Designing while No limitations to creativeness in Fashion Designing

4.In Costume Design, Designs should match to the theme of the story or character while In Fashion Design, Designs should match to the trends.

5.In Costume Design, Need for the knowledge of culture, history, places, rituals, social values etc., while In Fashion Design, Not compulsory but it is an additional advantage.

6.Costume Design Involves high cost while Fashion Design Not much cost oriented

7.Costume Design, Limited assignment at a particular time while Fashion Design, No limitations; Depends on the capability of fashion designer.

8.In Costume Design At a given time need to design for various role, characters, situations/locations etc. while In Fashion Design, Designing is done to a particular target customers.

9.Costume Designs can be outsourced and copied while Fashion Designs should be ones own creativity.

10.In Costume Design Need to interact with many people while In Fashion Design, Not that much interaction is needed.