costume costume  /kɑ ˈstum/


  1. (n) the attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball
  2. (n) unusual or period attire not characteristic of or appropriate to the time and place
  3. (n) the prevalent fashion of dress (including accessories and hair style as well as garments)
  4. (n) the attire characteristic of a country or a time or a social class
  5. (v) dress in a costume
  6. (v) furnish with costumes; as for a film or play

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  1. In a recent poll, the emerald green dress worn by Keira Knightley in Atonement has been voted the best film costume of all time.
  2. Some costumes are more uncomfortable than others.
  3. From the Duke of Westminster, Chanel's most renowned amour, came more jewels: these she had copied, setting off the costume-jewelry vogue.


  1. 'Bling Ring' costume designer Stacey Battat talks about Paris Hilton's closet, how much of her clothes they used for ...

    The costume designer for Sofia Coppola’s Bling Ring is opening up about filming in Paris Hilton’s home, more specifically her closet. read more
    on June 21, 2013     Source:

  2. 'Man Of Steel' Costume Designer Michael Wilkinson Reveals His Inspiration

    by Brett White It's impossible to talk about a Superman movie without talking about what he's wearing. Superman's costume has become one of the most easily identifiable in all of pop culture, and his symbol has now appeared on literally everything you can imagine. The guy's a legend. So costume designer Michael Wilkinson had his [...]
    on June 21, 2013     Source: MTV

  3. 'Mad Men' Costume Designer Janie Bryant Talks About Her Inspiration in this Video Interview

    (Courtesy AMC)  Are you as obsessed with the clothes on  Mad Men  as we are? Ever wonder how costume designer Janie Bryant gets inspired—and where she sources the period costumes? Find out in this interview series from The Archive of American Television. And don't forget to check out all our  Mad Men recaps from this season over at our dedicated page before this Sunday night's season finale!
    on June 20, 2013     Source: StyleBistro

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  1. "Well, this was a helluva job, a helluva job, this little costume drama we put on," Giamatti said.
    on Jan 11, 2009 By: Paul Giamatti Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "This morning I was with the vice-president," Bush told a gathering of grocery manufacturers. "I was asking him what costume he was planning. He said, 'Well, I'm already wearing it.' Then he mumbled something about the dark side of the...
    on Oct 31, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Edmonton Sun

  3. "I would like to announce that due to pressures and threats from a certain animal rights group, I will be changing the genuine fox fur on my free program costume that I will use in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, BC, to white faux...
    on Feb 1, 2010 By: Johnny Weir Source: ESPN

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