costumier

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n costumier someone who designs or supplies costumes (as for a play or masquerade)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n costumier A costumer; a dealer in costumes, or one who rents out costumes for theatricals, mask-balls, or the like.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Costumier one who makes or deals in costumes
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—It.,—Low L. costuma—L. consuetudo, custom.

Usage

In literature:

It was a figure that might have appealed more to the sculptor than to the costumier.
"The Moon and Sixpence" by W. Somerset Maugham
BEN HASHBAZ (a Costumier).
"The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan" by William Schwenk Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
From the barber's, Johnny went to Stinchcombe's, the costumier's, in Drury Lane.
"Tommy and Co." by Jerome K. Jerome
WORMS, a famous costumier, before whom the ladies of the Second Empire bowed the knee.
"A Zola Dictionary" by J. G. Patterson
In five minutes a dozen turnings intervened between me and the costumier's shop.
"The Invisible Man" by H. G. Wells
Alice divided her time between the Wallings and her costumiers, and every evening she came home with a new tale of important developments.
"The Metropolis" by Upton Sinclair
He must surrender himself unconditionally to the costumier, and obey implicitly his behests.
"A Book of the Play" by Dutton Cook
Allow me to introduce myself: 'Miss Quenrede Saxon, Court Costumier.
"A Popular Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
Usi e Costumi Abruzzesi.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
Costumiers had ransacked their stock for discovery of garments not unpardonably inappropriate.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Oh, I got it at the costumier's.
"Happy-Thought Hall" by F. C. Burnand
Upon the tab of her coat she was wearing was the name of a costumier: 'Sartori, Via Roma.
"The Sign of Silence" by William Le Queux
Next Fukuchi proceeded to make for the costumier a drawing of a girl.
"Japan" by Dorothy Menpes
Upon the ring alone he raised sufficient to hire a dress-suit at a neighbouring costumier's.
"The Intriguers" by William Le Queux
The wig-maker was talking very rapidly in French to the costumier's draftsman, who was replying equally rapidly in Italian.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
He had obtained a sable stole, value L40, from a costumier in Shaftesbury Avenue by false pretences.
"The Law and the Poor" by Edward Abbott Parry
It was Apra who one day told the manager he was going to a fancy dress ball and asked him to recommend him a good theatrical costumier.
"Love and hatred" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
Costumi et la vita de Turchi di Gio.
"Observations on Madness and Melancholy" by John Haslam
Mazeline, and the addresses of two wig-makers and that of M. Guilbert, a theatrical costumier.
"My Memoirs" by Marguerite Steinheil
The theatre costumier was horrified.
"Memoirs of an American Prima Donna" by Clara Louise Kellogg
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In poetry:

Or, ditemi, fu in lui colpa o sventura
Questo dispregio dei nostri costumi?
Dobbiamo noi su questa sepoltura
Rammentar la sua vita o i suoi volumi?
"In Morte Di Emilio Praga" by Ferdinando Fontana

In news:

Legendary costumier Annette Garceau, a fixture of the Guthrie Theatre costume shop since 1963, will officially retire on August 19.
Janet Groom-Campbell, a costumier of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, helps fit a costume on Danielle Downey.
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