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[ko-stoo-muh-ree, -styoo-] /kɒˈstu mə ri, -ˈstyu-/
items of costume.
the art of designing, making, or providing costumes.
Origin of costumery
First recorded in 1830-40; costume + -ery Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The costumery's good occupational therapy for me, too, as my pricked and calloused fingertips testify.

    No Great Magic Fritz Reuter Leiber
  • Besides my costumery work, I fetch things and run inside errands and help the actresses dress and the actors too.

    No Great Magic Fritz Reuter Leiber
  • Yes, the costumery's a great place to quiet your nerves or improve your mind or even dream your life away.

    No Great Magic Fritz Reuter Leiber
  • He pressed forward roughly, and once or twice he heard grumbling murmurs because he had deranged a difficult piece of costumery.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie

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