Revised December 2009
Costume Loan Policy
The principal purpose of the University of Washington costume stock is to aid in the productions of the School of Drama and its classes. Other organizations and individuals will be considered if they fulfill the School of Drama requirements noted in Administrative Policy #2.
1. Class work should be performed in rehearsal clothes with only a significant costume piece or element to enhance the work, rather than a fully costumed event.
Hours that are scheduled for checking out and returning costumes are posted on the Costume Shop door, on the School of Drama Web Page, and the PATP bulletin board. Check often. These hours are subject to change.
Students who check out costumes are on the honor system. Do not check out costumes for your friends or classmates. Use care and consideration when pulling items. If you pull more than one item, put the unused item back in its proper place.
All items are to be returned clean. If an item needs to be dry-cleaned when it is returned, tell the costume shop personnel.
ALL COSTUMES AND ACCESSORIES MUST BE RETURNED IN THE SAME CONDITION AS WHEN THEY WERE BORROWED. NO CUTTING, DYEING, OR ALTERING IN ANY WAY THAT CANNOT BE REVERSED.
The following items are not allowed to be checked out:
- PERIOD EYEGLASSES, MONOCLES
- POCKET WATCHES
- RIDING AND PERIOD BOOTS
- LEATHER CLOTHES
- PERIOD HATS, TOP HATS, BOATERS
- MEN and WOMEN PERIOD SHOES
- WIGS (with very few exceptions)
- FACIAL HAIR AND MAKE UP
- ANY ITEM MARKED “NOT FOR CHECK OUT”
Replacement arrangements for missing items will be determined on an individual basis.
200, 300, 400, 500, and 600 LEVEL CLASSES
For this class work, you are limited to costume elements, one or two items of importance as defined by the needs of the character. No full costumes.
Costumes checked out for a scene are the responsibility of the individual. These items should be listed on the Costume Check-Out form. If complete costuming is required for a scene, speak with the Costume Shop Supervisor to discuss the possibility of an exception.
Returns are the responsibility of the students. Replacement arrangements for missing items will be determined on an individual basis. You may be asked to help with restocking at the time of return.
We encourage the use of personal items whenever possible.
LAB PROJECTS, RSO PRODUCTIONS, AND OTHER EVENTS
In some cases, costumes will be pulled by a designated costumer. If no costumer is available, it is the responsibility of the director to arrange for costumes. The director should arrange a time to meet with the costumer or Academic Student Employee, if available, to compile a list of costume needs for the project. Every opportunity for rack space and accessory bags will be provided. Fittings follow the shop guidelines and times should be co-ordinated through the Costume Shop Supervisor or so that no conflicts arise between productions. These designers or directors are responsible for all of the costume items that will be used. These responsibilities include all pulling andstriking of all items; laundry, maintenance during the run and shop cleanup after strike.
No items should be pulled from outside theaters.
While every effort will be made to accommodate the director’s wishes, it should be understood that costumes should be simple and not involve elaborate or complex accessories.
Refer to section 1 for specific items that are not allowed for productions.
Administrative Policy Memo 10, first established 6/96
Subsequent revisions: 9/03
Executive Committee approval: December 2009
Faculty approval: December 2009