Make character costumes

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUACOS502, 'Make character costumes'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance Criteria

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Conduct character costume research

1.1 Undertake research to identify historical, cultural and other factors that might influence character costume styles, construction techniques and costume development

1.2 Analyse designs for character costumes, and identify the relationship between costumes and character portrayal and development

1.3 Gather a range of research materials to develop knowledge of character costume options

1.4 Use research materials to interpret and adapt costume styles for performance

2. Interpret brief for character costume design

2.1 Liaise with the relevant personnel to confirm character costume production requirements and gain approval where required

2.2 Review costume production schedules, specifications and lists

2.3 Interpret designs into practical plans for making character costumes according to production requirements

3. Prepare for character costume construction

3.1 Select materials and methods of costume construction according to production requirements and factors affecting particular characters

3.2 Take and record accurate measurements of performers to ensure correct fitting of costumes

3.3 Integrate considerations of work health and safety, ease of movement and comfort of performers into costume planning

3.4 Determine if scale prototype is required, based on three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction

3.5 Identify design and fabric characteristics that influence character costume construction and clarify any queries with relevant personnel

3.6 Select appropriate grade plan or grade rule table

4. Make and grade patterns for character costumes

4.1 Produce or adjust pattern to required specifications, ensuring that pattern complies with gender and figure proportions and performance requirements

4.2 Grade pattern manually or by computer, adjusting design, maintaining accuracy and shape, notches, design proportion and other design requirements

4.3 Check pattern for accuracy and make adjustments as required

4.4 Store pattern according to workplace procedures

5. Lay up character costumes

5.1 Establish the required meterage of fabric and other materials to minimise waste

5.2 Check materials for quality, faults, width, selvedges, dye, lot and marking requirements

5.3 Identify and assemble appropriate base and outer fabrics

5.4 Lay up base and self-fabrics and check alignment conforms to specifications

5.5 Cut materials to meet pattern requirements

5.6 Prepare base and mount fabrications, as necessary, to achieve required stiffening or support effect

6. Assemble and fit character costumes

6.1 Assemble base and mount fabrications or materials and where appropriate, hang in readiness for assembly

6.2 Conduct fittings with performers and identify, record and action required adjustments and alterations

6.3 Sew costume pieces together to form the whole costume and attach required trimmings, fasteners and decorations using appropriate techniques

6.4 Finish character costumes according to requirements

6.5 Identify modifications to character costume in consultation with relevant personnel and complete as required

6.6 Correctly label and code all character costumes for identification during productions