This is a background position that is extremely important to the success of this event. It begins as early as September when they inventory the costumes and repair any that were damaged throughout the past year. Then if any new costumes are needed, they may be sewing new costumes for the coming performance. Each performance night, they must arrive early to help dress the characters. One or two volunteers will be asked to stay during the performance to straighten up the dressing room and be available to fix any costumes that people may damage throughout the performance. They often take costumes home each night to launder them and bring them back the next day. Not all costume team members need stay once the city opens.