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Costume and Fabrication Specialist

Orlando, FL
It’s all in the details! Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work maintaining or creating our Entertainment costumes? Imagine being a Costume Specialist or Costume Fabrication (Seamstresses) at Universal Orlando.

Universal Orlando Resort® is a universe of opportunities for people who have a lot to offer. It takes a special kind of person to work at Universal Orlando. An individual who knows how to be part of a team. Someone with a sense of fun who’s serious about their work. A person who knows it doesn’t take magic to put a smile on a guest’s face… it takes hard work, dedication, knowledge and just the right amount of Universal attitude. Whether you’re serving food, working in an office, maintaining equipment, performing in costume or operating a ride, you won’t just be ‘doing a job.’ You’ll be creating memories for our guests that will last a lifetime. Are YOU that kind of person?

Costume Specialist: Costume Specialists are responsible for issuing costumes and maintaining the quality and inventory of Universal Orlando’s costumes by cleaning the costumes.

Essential Duties Include:

  • Cleans and maintains all costume pieces through hand washing, machine washing, spot cleaning and sending out dry cleaning.
  • Monitors inventory for wear and tear and request replacements as needed
  • Presets costumes daily by grouping all costume pieces for each performer.
  • Issues costumes to performers.
  • Delivers and picks up costumes as needed to and from various locations (both on property entertainment venues and off site storage locations). (Will require a valid Florida state driver’s license.)
  • Communicates in a friendly, respectful and understandable manner while politely giving consistent, timely and accurate information to our Team Members.
  • Maintains cleanliness and organization of the costuming work area.
  • Monitors dry cleaning and repair orders to include: checking orders in upon return from vendor and notifying management of discrepancies.
  • Observes character sets or shows for costume appearance notes and relay those observations to management.
  • Accurate completion of daily paperwork, including hours documentation (DSR), seamstress and tech repairs.

Costume Fabrication Specialist: Costume Fabrication (Seamstresses) create costumes and make complex alterations on costume pieces for all venues.

Essential Duties Include:

  • Cuts costume pieces with knowledge of grain, knap and fabric saving techniques
  • Stitches and completes finishing work on costumes through hand stitching and use of industrial machinery. Repairing and mending existing costumes at Fabrication, Service Area, or on location for marquee events.
  • Fits and alters newly fabricated and purchased costumes and complex alterations to existing costumes. Also responsible for the fitting and alterations for new shows and projects.
  • Irons, washes, or dyes fabric for costumes as needed for fabrication projects.
  • Performs craft or millinery work. Including work with basic foams and adhesive.
  • Assists in cleanliness and organization of the work areas.
  • Performs accurate logging of daily work product.


Positions in Costuming require:

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift and or move between 25 and 50 pounds
  • Working outdoors in all weather conditions (select positions)
  • Maintaining a clean work environment with use of cleaning chemicals
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License (Costume Specialist)


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