[ ko-stoo-muh-ree, -styoo- ]

  1. items of costume.

  2. the art of designing, making, or providing costumes.

Origin of costumery

First recorded in 1830–40; costume + -ery

Words Nearby costumery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use costumery in a sentence

  • 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
  • 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