Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that makes or supplies costumes; a costumer.

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  • n. A person who supplies or designs costumes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A costumer; a dealer in costumes, or one who rents out costumes for theatricals, mask-balls, or the like.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who designs or supplies costumes (as for a play or masquerade)

Etymologies

French, from costume, costume; see costume.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • "It's been a challenge," Ms. Greenwood said, explaining that the prop, crafted by the noted New York costumier Eric Winterling, is a true peg leg, made of cedar but painted white to resemble whalebone.

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  • Some of this is due to their gimmicky name – a very 1964 in-joke – and the hunting uniforms, sourced from a theatrical costumier, that formed their first band uniform.

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  • She has also collaborated with French Television as a costumier for a film about Troy (Pathé Cinema).

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  • Snob must be loaded to be able to afford a costumier.

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  • I too will be "palping" a whimsical outfit, having engaged a noted costumier to dress me as a burrito.

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  • My costumier anticipates it will take at least four days to get me out of the burrito costume, after which he recommends a period of bed rest.

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  • They remind me of this amazing historical costumier in Venice.

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  • The previous Eccentric Club, started in 1890 by Jack Harrison, a theatrical costumier and the father of popular musical comedy actresses Phyllis Monkman, Dorothy Monkman and Beryl Harrison, from its humble beginnings in Shaftesbury Avenue rose to become one of the most influential artistic and business establishments in Britain as well as one of its most generous charities.

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  • The hotel has enlisted period costumier Catherine Buyse Dian, a native Venetian who has worked on a range of film projects, to dress guests in Carnival costumes.

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  • Thrum the great composer satisfactorily arranged; and the new opera underlined in immense capitals in the bills, and put in rehearsal with immense expenditure on the part of the scene-painter and costumier.

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