the attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball
"he won the prize for best costume"
unusual or period attire not characteristic of or appropriate to the time and place
"in spite of the heat he insisted on his woolen costume"
the prevalent fashion of dress (including accessories and hair style as well as garments)
the attire characteristic of a country or a time or a social class
"he wore his national costume"
costume, dress upverb
dress in a costume
"We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins"
furnish with costumes; as for a film or play
A style of dress, including garments, accessories and hairstyle, especially as characteristic of a particular country, period or people.
The dancer was wearing Highland costume.
An outfit or a disguise worn as fancy dress etc.
We wore gorilla costumes to the party.
A set of clothes appropriate for a particular occasion or season.
The bride wore a grey going-away costume.
To dress or adorn with a costume or appropriate garb.
Etymology: From costume, from costuma, from costuma, ultimately, from consuetudo; see custom, which is a doublet of costume.
dress in general; esp., the distinctive style of dress of a people, class, or period
such an arrangement of accessories, as in a picture, statue, poem, or play, as is appropriate to the time, place, or other circumstances represented or described
a character dress, used at fancy balls or for dramatic purposes
Etymology: [F. costume, It. costume custom, dress, fr. L. consuetumen (not found), for consuetudo custom. See Custom, and cf. Consuetude.]
The term costume can refer to wardrobe and dress in general, or to the distinctive style of dress of a particular people, class, or period. Costume may also refer to the artistic arrangement of accessories in a picture, statue, poem, or play, appropriate to the time, place, or other circumstances represented or described, or to a particular style of clothing worn to portray the wearer as a character or type of character other than their regular persona at a social event such as a masquerade, a fancy dress party or in an artistic theatrical performance.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kos-tūm′, or kos′tūm, n. the manner of dressing prevalent at a particular period or place: dress, esp. a woman's dress.—v.t. to dress.—p.adj. Costumed′.—ns. Costum′er, Costum′ier, one who makes or deals in costumes. [Fr.,—It.,—Low L. costuma—L. consuetudo, custom.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'costume' in Nouns Frequency: #2747
The numerical value of costume in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of costume in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Last night, [ Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber ] were dressed up as rock stars, and I was dressed up as a guy cleaning crap out of a baby's diaper, it was a fantastic costume. Oh, so much fun, you could imagine the fun I had last night.
Now, I ’m switching to another importanttopic : Halloweenis almost here and it’s time to choose your costume. I’ve chosen mine. This is my homage to Captain Captain Kirk, but everyone, we want peopleto have a great, great Halloween.
I re-read 'David Copperfield' about 10 or so years ago and it just felt so cinematic and funny and experimental. It felt very modern, it also speaks of these sort of contemporary issues as well and I just want to get that life and that humor and approach it maybe as if there were no rules as to how you make a costume drama.
How, if I was a serious actress, I would have never taken a commercial … I was nervous, but I told him I had permission from everyone. He said, ‘ Well, you did n’t get it from me. ’ He then walked out and left me with my costume in hand … They did n’t blackball me, but I never heard from ‘ Happy Days ’ again.
It's really clear that the costume is meant to make fun of Caitlyn and transgender people by putting it under the category of humor.
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- костюм, носияBulgarian
- Tracht, kostümieren, KostümGerman
- κοστούμι, ενδυμασίαGreek
- کاستیوم, لباسPersian
- culaidh, èideadhScottish Gaelic
- תחפושת, לבוש, חליפהHebrew
- kosztüm, ruha, viselet, öltözet, jelmezHungarian
- 仮装, 着ぐるみJapanese
- костум, носијаMacedonian
- vermomming, klederdracht, uitdossen, aankleden, kostuumDutch
- fantasia, trajePortuguese
- наряд, костюмRussian
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