from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Articles of costume considered as a group.
- n. The art of costuming.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Costumes in general.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Costume in general; clothing; apparel.
This kind of costumery can be really aspirational in a quietly haunting way.
The group's second Annual event will juxtapose two distinct levels of dress-up: Jazz Age (tailcoats and beaded gowns) plus seasonal costumery.
One must, I suppose, consider the wishes of the tourist; and the show does, with its musical song-and-dance numbers and sumptuous, skin-tight scaly costumery.
Elsewhere in the building some sleepers wore clothing, formal costumery of a dozen periods.
While the days of the Jolly Roger are literally history, and foofy Captain Morgan-esque costumery traded for dirty jeans and logo tee shirts, the objectives of 21st century pirates remain the same today as they were way back when – armed robbery on the high seas.
Processions wandering through the streets glittered with gold and ancient costumery.
And the tie is possibly the single most outlandish and ridiculous creation in the history of costumery, destined to take its place alongside five-foot-wide bustles and male tights in the Museum of Domestic What The Fuckery.
I mean sure, the scenery, the costumery, the effects are neat.
None were wearing gear—they were in a variety of finery, from the modern to what bordered on historical costumery.
In any case, despite the fact that I'm not an actor-type, and I am no longer allowed into the inner world of the Faire, I retain a soft spot for the costumery and the general air of the place.