Costume, Make-up & Wig forum

The Costume, Make-up and Wig forum was created in 2006 and has since then gathered Heads of Costume and Heads of Wig & Make-Up once a year for a meeting in the spring.  Other specialists (costume assistants, dyers etc.) are also punctually invited to join the meetings. 

A steering committee was appointed to plan on the Costumes, makeup & wigs forum’s future meetings and projects. It is composed of:

Mélanie Bouvet (Royal Opera House London)
Robby Duiveman (Nationale Opera & Ballet Amsterdam)
Fay Fullerton (Royal Opera House London)
Alexander Kinds (Nationale Opera & Ballet Amsterdam)
Pauline Lecrass (Glyndebourne, England)
Markus Maas (Saarländische Staatstheater)
Elke Wolter (Die Staatstheater Stuttgart)

The forum has so far worked on rental and co-production guidelines and collected data on European Costumes departments. Their next projects include an EU-funded staff exchange/training scheme, common guidelines for Costume Bibles and a common measurement database.

For more information about the Costume, Make-up & Wig forum and to register to their e-mail listserv and receive their latest news, please contact

Next forum meeting : 18-20 May 2017 in Malmö. Programme and registration will be available here in the spring.

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Last Costume, Make-Up & Wig Forum in Berlin in April 2016.