Definition of costum
1. costume [ n ] the attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball
Examples: "he won the prize for best costume"
(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
In any given period_piece the costumes , bric-a-brac , vehicles , and decor , bear the stamp of unimpeachable authenticity .
During the making recently of an important Biblical film , some 40 volumes of research material and sketches not_only of costumes and interiors , but of architectural developments , sports_arenas , vehicles , and other paraphernalia were compiled , consulted , and complied with .
(The Providence Journal...)
The costumes are stunning evocations of the voluminous gowns and picture_hats of the Gibson_Girl days .
The book is by Jerome_Weidman and George_Abbott , music by Jerry_Bock , lyrics by Sheldon_Harnick , choreography by Peter_Gennaro , scenery , costumes and lighting by William and Jean_Eckart , musical direction by Jack_Elliott , and the production was directed by Mr._Abbott .
(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)
At the end of its letter was the information that applicants for this position `` must also be prepared to teach costume design and advertising art '' .Synonyms costume Related Terms attire wardrobe fancy_dress
2. costume [ n ] unusual or period attire not characteristic of or appropriate to the time and place
Examples: "in spite of the heat he insisted on his woolen costume"
(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)
He would wear this same costume in Florida , despite his wife Cleota 's reminders over the past five days that he must take some cool clothes with him .Synonyms costume Related Terms attire
3. costume [ a ] characterized by the use of period costume or fancy dress
Examples: "a costume movie" "a costume ball"
(Jay Williams, The Forger....)
In_the_end , I did the same old picture , the naked girl and the guy in the doorway , only I put a Lord_Byron shirt on the guy , gave him a sword instead of a pistol , and painted in furniture from the stills of a costume movie .Synonyms costume
4. costume [ v ] dress in a costume
Examples: "We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins"
(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
There are other good representations of peasants and people of the court by actors who are finely costumed and magnificently photographed in this last of the Russian films to reach this country in the program of joint cultural exchange .Synonyms costume dress_up Related Terms dress dress_up
5. costume [ n ] the prevalent fashion of dress (including accessories and hair style as well as garments)Synonyms costume Related Terms attire
6. costume [ v ] furnish with costumes; as for a film or playSynonyms costume Related Terms supply performing_arts
7. costume [ n ] the attire characteristic of a country or a time or a social class
Examples: "he wore his national costume"
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