Costume designers also usually have a lot of experience in the theatre, film or costume industry.
You could get into costume designing by working for a company who provides costumes for stage and screen. Some of the larger companies, like Angels, offer work experience and internship opportunities.
Professional and industry bodies
You may find it useful to join organisations like The Society of British Theatre Designers and The Costume Society, for professional recognition, training opportunities and to make industry contacts.
You can find out more about becoming a costume designer from: