Set Costumer

Julie Armstrong

Thank you Julie for your time and your answers.
Great to have also someone from Chicago Med on the page now.

on set of chicago MED

Julie about her work on set

What is your job on set:
Set Costumer

What do you like most about your job?
The wonderful people I get to work with every day! And I also get to do a job I’ve always wanted to do.

What’s the worst thing about your job?
Sometimes I have to wake up very early in the morning!  

Other people should learn this job, because…
… there’s so much work that goes on behind the scenes that most people don’t realize.

How long are you working for Chicago PD/MED/Fire?
I have been working on Chicago Med for 4 seasons now!

Where do I sit on set?
We have a little designated area because of covid just for the costumes department.  

My day on set

hen are you usually on set in the morning?
My work day usually starts between 5:12-5:42 am. 

How long do you work on a production day?
Usually 12-14

How many days are you on set per week?

Behind the cameras

Let´s talk about Set-Secrets

Funniest Person on set?
Too many! Lots of people here make me laugh.

My personal funniest moment:
I don’t think I have done anything particularly funny, but the moment I found funniest was a few seasons ago at wrap one of our crew members vowed to eat 50 shrimp at lunch and it was pretty hilarious. 

Your favorite snack on set?
It’s hard to pick just one, but lately it’s been grapes.

With whom would you like to shoot one day?
Leonardo DiCaprio or Reese Witherspoon 

Would you like to tell us something else?
I have a podcast called Lasting Looks where we talk to the costume designers behind pop culture’s most iconic looks. This week we spoke with the One Chicago costume designer Sue Kaufmann all about the costumes on Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago PD. You can listen to the full episode on Apple Podcasts and Spotify