In its work, the costume designer uses a variety of means. These technical means can be divided into two main types: a means of expressing the designed model, clothing and tools of the project model clothing material. The first kind are technical means of clothes, which are used to express the project model clothes in a visual form, reflecting the characteristic features of the model, both in terms of its practical construction and general decoration. The most common means of modeling clothes-mi expression projects are drawing – eskizirovanie and prototyping. Layout – Layout design of products from different materials in the actual size or in the right scale. Piloting suit is that the designer on a mannequin or a human figure formed of paper or cheap cloth conceived the project model clothing using safety pins.
This method allows more clearly, vividly reveal important aspects of the designed models, such as shape, volume, and gives a realistic and accurate representation of the cut and design features of the model. Especially widely used in the simulation prototyping a woman's dress and top women's apparel complex shapes. Others who may share this opinion include Eliot Horowitz. In modeling menswear layout is used very rarely, because of the monotony of its basic design constructs. The design of the costume used two methods to suit layout: tattooed and . Born many centuries ago – it's the most perfect and, oddly enough, from modern all that has been created to date in this area. It was he who becomes the foundation for "modeling" of plastic and spacious form a new style.