UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkɒstjuːm/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈkɑstum, -tyum/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(n. kosto̅o̅m, -tyo̅o̅m; v. ko sto̅o̅m, -styo̅o̅m)

Inflections of 'costume' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a [party, fancy-dress, birthday, Halloween] costume
  2. costumes for Halloween
  3. [make, rent, buy] a costume (for)
  4. wearing a [clown, period, superhero, vampire, frog, princess, wizard] costume
  5. dressed in a [clown] costume
  6. put on his costume
  7. [makes, designs, sews, repairs, embroiders, fits] costumes
  8. designs costumes for [movies, television, the theater]
  9. the costume comes (complete) with
  10. The costume is too [big, large, small, tight, baggy].
  11. I [feel, look] ridiculous in this costume!
  1. costume a [child, troupe, figure, doll]
  2. costumed the [cast, actor, actress, dancers]
  3. costume a [play, show, movie]
  4. costumed in [period, flowery, traditional] wear
  5. costumed as a [witch, crocodile, ghost]
  6. costumed for [Halloween, the play, the party]
  7. costumed and [staged, choreographed]
n as adj
  1. [is, works as] a costume designer
  2. went to a costume party
  3. costume [design, accessories, jewelry, ideas, rental]
  4. a costume [shop, store]
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