I had asked the man in wardrobe to take a photo of me.
Why is it that there's no articles before the noun wardrobe?
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It's more than a room. Wardrobe, when used in relation to a theatrical or film studio, means the department responsible for costumes. When wardrobe is used without an article it implies a studio setting.
Common expressions heard in studios include:
"I need to get to wardrobe for my costume change."
"I saw a beautiful outfit down in wardrobe."
"Go to wardrobe and pick out some clothes that you like."