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[kos-too-mer, -tyoo-; ko-stoo-mer, -styoo-] /ˈkɒs tu mər, -tyu-; kɒˈstu mər, -ˈstyu-/
a person who makes, sells, or rents costumes, as for theatrical productions.
a clothes tree.
Origin of costumer
An Americanism dating back to 1860-65; costume + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Ten minutes later, when she had extracted his promise and abandoned him to the costumers, he was scourging his weakness.

    The Fortieth Door

    Mary Hastings Bradley
  • Besides the regular staff there were costumers, flash-light photographers, relatives of the players and guests of the management.

    My Actor-Husband Anonymous
  • Muelle uses quantities of solid embroidery and appliqu work, where other costumers are content with stenciling and gilding.

  • Shortly before Christmas prizes are offered to the costumers dressing the finest dolls.

    Ways of War and Peace Delia Austrian
  • The hardware for the costumers is well chosen and in sympathy with the vertical proportions of the design.

    Industrial Arts Design William H. Varnum
  • The costumes are not more easy of invention, for the master will not be satisfied with anything like the costumers' indignation.

  • At the eleventh hour the costumers decided that they could not turn out the gowns for the "vestal virgins," on time.

    Cinderella Jane

    Marjorie Benton Cooke

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