When I tell people what I do for a living, the most common response I get is, "that must be fun." And yes, often it is fun, but more often than that, it's not what you think it it is. The world of costume design is often hot and tiring. I am currently working in a costume warehouse. My days are spent hauling clothes up and down ladders in 100 degree heat. I make minor repairs to damaged clothing and sew on a lot of buttons. This is not glamourous, but it is often interesting.
I have a love of clothes, especially vintage clothing, and one of the great things about my job is getting to see the beautiful, weird, or tacky clothing of the past century. Every day I notice something new. This picture is of a 1950s skirt.