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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cos·tume /ˈkɑsˌtum, ˌtjum ||təm ||ˌʧum/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cos·tume n.
 1. Dress in general; esp., the distinctive style of dress of a people, class, or period.
 2. Such an arrangement of accessories, as in a picture, statue, poem, or play, as is appropriate to the time, place, or other circumstances represented or described.
    I began last night to read Walter Scott's Lay of the Last Minstrel . . . .I was extremely delighted with the poetical beauty of some parts . . . .The costume, too, is admirable.   --Sir J. Mackintosh.
 3. A character dress, used at fancy balls or for dramatic purposes.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball; "he won
           the prize for best costume"
      2: unusual or period attire not characteristic of or
         appropriate to the time and place; "in spite of the heat
         he insisted on his woolen costume"
      3: the prevalent fashion of dress (including accessories and
         hair style as well as garments)
      4: the attire characteristic of a country or a time or a social
         class; "he wore his national costume"
      v 1: dress in a costume; "We dressed up for Halloween as
           pumpkins" [syn: dress up]
      2: furnish with costumes; as for a film or play