NIDA Costume Making

Costume Making

For adults 18+

Level: Applied Techniques

Explore costume styles and the realities of costume making through practical exercises. Be inspired to create original costumes.

Course components

  • Undertake an exploration of costume styles and be inspired to create your own costume design.
  • Discover how to create your own patterns to bring your costume ideas to life using tailoring techniques.
  • Learn sewing and dress making techniques that are applicable to the creation of theatrical costumes.


  • Application of design principles to develop a creative concept for a costume.
  • Flat pattern making and construction.
  • Technical and artistic knowledge to bring your costume ideas to life through a range of technical exercises.

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Some experience recommended

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • Flights and Accommodation: From time to time we may need to cancel an advertised course. Before booking flights and accommodation for travel to attend a NIDA Open course, please contact the NIDA Open office to confirm if your course will proceed as planned. NIDA does not accept liability for any associated costs of attendance or cancellation.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in for all drama and performance related courses. Clothing that restricts movement is inappropriate.
  • Please wear closed-in shoes. Shoes may be removed in the rehearsal room on the direction of the class tutor.
  • Please bring along a pen, notebook or electronic device and a bottle of water to all classes.

This course has no current classes. Please join the waiting list