LEVEL 2: eSET Wardrobe examination

eSET Level 2 - Wardrobe

Wardrobe online exam is a set of 100 questions randomly chosen by the system from a larger pool. The questions are multiple-choice and true/false questions covering topics such as:

  • Name the Equipment or Stitches Illustrated
  • Costume Shop/ Studio Terminology
  • Identify Common Historical Garments and Accessories
  • Wardrobe Terms and Techniques
  • Basic Construction Terms and Techniques
  • Knowledge of Hardware, Tools, & Safety


Go Live Information
Go Live Date:
February 25, 2020
Examination Policies

eSET Level Wardrobe Technician

Honesty Policy: By starting any exam, you attest that you are taking the exam for the purpose of confirming your knowledge of the content and will not accept outside input, whether from another person, book, web search, etc, for the purpose of scoring higher on this exam.


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Attempt Limitations: Please be aware that limits have been imposed on the number of times any one person can take any eSET test. An "attempt" is any time the test is started, whether complete or incomplete, pass or fail. There are four attempts allowed.

Candidates must take and pass the Level 1 Basics & Safety Exam before attempting a Level 2 - Wardrobe Technician online exam. Those holding a Level 2 certificate will be eligible to take the Level 3 - Wardrobe Technician practical exam.


Speaker Information
eSET Wardrobe Technician Working Group  [ view bio ]
Wardrobe Technician Exam Sample Questions


1. The person responsible for creating patterns in the costume shop is:
Choose one answer:
a)    Shopper         
b)    Wardrobe Head         
c)    Stitcher         
d)    Cutter/Draper        

2. Items used to fasten a costume, such as hooks & bars, zippers, buttons or snaps are known as:
Choose one answer:    
a)    Closures         
b)    Finishing         
c)    Last steps         
d)    Hanger appeal        

3. You can prevent your hand-sewing thread from tangling by:
Choose one answer:
a)    Unwinding it from the spool counterclockwise         
b)    Wetting the thread         
c)    Pulling the thread through a disk of beeswax several times         
d)    Putting sewing machine oil on the thread        
4. Who is a dresser’s supervisor?
Choose one answer:    
a)    Wardrobe Head         
b)    Stage Manager         
c)    Actor         
d)    Director        

5. If your dresser notes say to strike a costume piece you:
Choose one answer:         
a)    stop working         
b)    remove the item         
c)    shine a light on it         
d)    wash it        

6. In wardrobe a cookie refers to:
Choose one answer:
a)    bust pads         
b)    post show treat         
c)    heel grip         
d)    pit pads        

7. To puddle a skirt is to:
Choose one answer:    
a)    check the hem all the way around         
b)    make sure the petticoat is attached         
c)    mark the hem length         
d)    place it on the floor so that an actor can step into the waist opening        

8. What is the proper order to fully press a man’s shirt?
Choose one answer:     
a)    Collar, yoke, cuffs, sleeves, back and front panels         
b)    Back, front, sleeves, collar, yoke, cuffs         
c)    Fold it in half, press firmly from the bottom and top         
d)    Only parts that show on stage        

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eSET Wardrobe Technician examination
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