from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A style of dress, including garments, accessories, and hairstyle, especially as characteristic of a particular country, period, or people.
- noun An outfit or a disguise worn on Mardi Gras, Halloween, or similar occasions.
- noun A set of clothes appropriate for a particular occasion or season.
- transitive verb To put a costume on; dress.
- transitive verb To design or furnish costumes for.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An obsolete form of
- To dress; furnish with a costume; provide appropriate dress for: as, to
costumea play; “costumed in black,”
- Reflexively, to put an unusual dress on; dress for a special occasion.
- noun Custom or usage with respect to place and time, as represented in art or literature; distinctive character or habit in action, appearance, dress, etc.; hence, keeping or congruity in representation.
- noun Mode of dressing; external dress.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Dress in general; esp., the distinctive style of dress of a people, class, or period.
- noun 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.
- noun A character dress, used at fancy balls or for dramatic purposes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
styleof dress, including garments, accessoriesand hairstyle, especially as characteristicof a particular country, periodor people.
- noun An
outfitor a disguiseworn as fancy dressetc.
- noun A
setof clothes appropriatefor a particular occasionor season.
- verb To
dressor adornwith a costume or appropriate garb.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball
- verb furnish with costumes; as for a film or play
- verb dress in a costume
- noun unusual or period attire not characteristic of or appropriate to the time and place
- noun the attire characteristic of a country or a time or a social class
- noun the prevalent fashion of dress (including accessories and hair style as well as garments)
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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Our tradition of collecting candy in costume is mere child's play to Roman Catholic countries.
But it still took two shocks for DC Comics to rethink the Robin costume from the bottom up.
And I agree with LucaStefan, the Robin costume is perfect for that.
The dirty white of his costume is the token of his inferiority.
I don't get why her costume is any worse than the painted on costume Hal Jordan wears.
Naturally I love this, your costume is the most impressive one but I also adore the rabbit and the mad hatter.
Rather than wearing it for symbolic purposes or to hide his identity, the costume is his power and also his life support machine.
She did what she called a costume test, but it wasreally sort of introducing us to our world.
The other three members of Os Trapalhões take on the roles of the Oz-bound characters: Zacarias as the Scarecrow (with long straw blonde hair and heavy make-up, strangely resembling Sylvia Miles), Mussum as the Tin Man (his costume is an industrial tin drum) and Dede Santana as the Lion (his costume is a brown afro and a furry vest with a tail hanging from its backside).