To do this costume designers conduct a thorough research. Sometimes it is possible to adjust costumes to the époque as it happened with the costume designer of “The Tudors” who “tudorized” the costumes adding minor details or changing the style.
Costume designers read the script and think of how they can best transmit all information about the characters in the most appropriate way. Since part of the costumes are created for the non-human characters, such as spirits, animals, wizards, costume designers have to transform the existing tissues and styles to make them look less trivial. Costume designers take inspiration everywhere; they can use feathers, plants, shells in clothes in order to reveal special traits of the personages such as ability to fly for example. Moreover, costume designers use folk motives in their costumes to recreate the origin of the characters. Thus in order to make costumes for the “ The Lion King” costume designer used national African tribal outfits and transformed them for the characters. It is necessary to remember that costumes have to allow personages do what they must do on stage: run, jump, fly. The costumes must be easy to wear in case when characters have to change clothes several times during performance. Costume designers collaborate with all the team to create a general look of a play or a