How to find TV/film costuming internships in or near LA?
April 28, 2014 12:16 PM Subscribe
I'm an apparel student from the Midwest, looking for a wardrobe/costuming internship in LA for the summer of 2015. Help me track one down?
posted by jaynedanger to Education (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Hello! I am a fashion design student in the Midwest whose dream job is to make historical costumes for TV or film. I'm finishing up my Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design (emphasis in Technical Design) next year, and plan to continue into the graduate program. I have a background in period clothing for living history museums, and I recently spent a semester in London studying millinery, corsetry, and shoemaking under some wonderful costumers.
My college has tons of great fashion connections, but nothing in terms of TV/film. I've found websites full of theatre internships, but again, none for TV/film. The only wardrobe/costuming internship I can find is for Team Coco. I'll take it, if that's the only thing available, but there's got to be more out there! I know my first costuming internship is most likely going to consist of me "making coffee runs" for free, but I'll do it. I just can't seem to find those opportunities at all. Are there industry websites I should be using? Should I just be calling the studios directly?
Because it's so much easier to rely on, my plan is to take on an internship in apparel/textile/accessory design during the summer of 2015, and pick up a wardrobe/costuming opportunity while I am there.
Thanks for any help you can give me! You guys are always great.