Origin of costuming
- a style of dress, including accessories and hairdos, especially that peculiar to a nation, region, group, or historical period.
- dress or garb characteristic of another period, place, person, etc., as worn on the stage or at balls.
- fashion of dress appropriate to a particular occasion or season: dancing costume; winter costume.
- a set of garments, especially women's garments, selected for wear at a single time; outfit; ensemble.
- to dress; furnish with a costume; provide appropriate dress for: to costume a play.
- of or characterized by the wearing of costumes: a costume party.
- meant for use with or appropriate to a specific costume: costume accessories.
Origin of costume
Related Words for costumingequip, furnish, drape, swaddle, swathe, fit, cloak, disguise, attire, dress, trim, don, adorn, cover, decorate, clothe, wear, deck, clad, dud
Examples from the Web for costuming
Contemporary Examples of costuming
There is a lot of elaborate make-up and costuming, and then a UFO arrives.Punks, UFOs, and Heroin: How ‘Liquid Sky’ Became a Cult Movie
June 2, 2014
And the costuming of the soft-focus heroine is feminine, maternal and homey.Ann Romney's Milk-and-Cookies Style Emphasizes Mitt's Softer Side
December 20, 2011
They might not have been wholly intellectual in their costuming, but their message was multilayered.Armani Goes Gaga: Giorgio Armani Intoxicated by Lady Gaga
February 6, 2011
Historical Examples of costuming
Learn the art of costuming yourself for your part, and learn the art of makeup.The Art of Stage Dancing
This indeed did not consume much time, for my costuming was scant.Wanderlust
Robert R. (Robert Rice) Reynolds
The costuming, if any is needed, is to be done by pupils and teacher.Special Days and their Observance
Incidentally, the costuming—as you may see from contemporary cuts—was a nightmare.Superwomen
Albert Payson Terhune
We can have groups, and friezes, and scenes; the costuming has infinite possibilities.Cinderella Jane
Marjorie Benton Cooke
- a complete style of dressing, including all the clothes, accessories, etc, worn at one time, as in a particular country or period; dressnational costume
- old-fashioned a woman's suit
- a set of clothes, esp unusual or period clothes, worn in a play by an actor or at a fancy dress balla jester's costume
- short for swimming costume
- to furnish the costumes for (a show, film, etc)
- to dress (someone) in a costume
Word Origin for costume
1715, "style of dress," an art term, from French costume (17c.), from Italian costume "fashion, habit," from Latin consuetudinem (nominative consuetudo) "custom, habit, usage." Essentially the same word as custom but arriving by a different etymology. From "customary clothes of the particular period in which the scene is laid," meaning broadened by 1818 to "any defined mode of dress." Costume jewelry is first attested 1933.
1823, from costume (n.). Related: Costumed; costuming.