costuming

[ kos-too-ming, -tyoo- ]
/ ˈkɒs tu mɪŋ, -tyu- /

noun

material for costumes.
costumes collectively.
the act of furnishing or designing costumes.

Origin of costuming

First recorded in 1855–60; costume + -ing1

Definition for costuming (2 of 2)

costume

[ noun kos-toom, -tyoom; verb ko-stoom, -styoom ]
/ noun ˈkɒs tum, -tyum; verb kɒˈstum, -ˈstyum /

noun

verb (used with object), cos·tumed, cos·tum·ing.

to dress; furnish with a costume; provide appropriate dress for: to costume a play.

adjective

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

1705–15; < French < Italian: usage, habit, dress; doublet of custom
Related formsre·cos·tume, verb (used with object), re·cos·tumed, re·cos·tum·ing.un·cos·tumed, adjectivewell-cos·tumed, adjective

Synonym study

1. See dress.
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British Dictionary definitions for costuming

costume

/ (ˈkɒstjuːm) /

noun

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

verb (tr)

to furnish the costumes for (a show, film, etc)
to dress (someone) in a costume

Word Origin for costume

C18: from French, from Italian: dress, habit, custom
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