cos·​tum·​er | \ ˈkä-ˌstü-mər How to pronounce costumer (audio) , -ˌstyü- also ˈkäs-ˌchü-; kä-ˈst(y)ü, käs-ˈchü-\

Definition of costumer

1 : one that deals in or makes costumes
2 : an upright stand with hooks or pegs on which to hang clothes

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To keep things believable, costumers factored in the show’s Midwest setting, where not everyone would have been on trend. John Jurgensen, WSJ, "How ‘Stranger Things’ Whipped Up ’80s Fever," 30 June 2019 Always on the lookout for talent, her aunt makes her the theater’s costumer. Ron Charles | The Washington Post,, "Elizabeth Gilbert will visit Portland to discuss her new novel, ‘City of Girls,’ about a young woman’s summer of sex," 7 June 2019 New designers and veterans were also honored: costumer Bob Mackie, along with Brandon Maxwell, Rick Owens and the Row’s Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, "The fashion industry gave Barbie an award. Does she really deserve one?," 4 June 2019 Exquisite, edgy and sophisticated stage costumes have been custom-designed by costume designer Josseline Tanus and costumer Julie Berry. San Diego Union-Tribune, "A Ghoulishly School Affair: Behind the scenes at La Costa Canyon High School’s production of The Addams Family," 11 Apr. 2019 Somewhere Edith Head, the legendary and down-to-business studio costumer with whom Mackie trained, is smiling. Vogue, "Bob Mackie Will Receive the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award From the CFDA," 2 May 2019 Blair also used her post to thank the people who have made up her support system over the past couple months, including costumer Alissa Swanson for helping her change clothes during fittings, as well as the rest of the series' crew and her friends. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "What Selma Blair 'Thought Was a Pinched Nerve' Turned Out to Be MS," 22 Oct. 2018 To mark the 20th anniversary of the show’s premiere, The Times rounded up 10 of the best looks styled by costumer Patricia Field to unleash the (fashionable) green-eyed monster in all of us. Tara Paniogue,, "'Sex and the City': The top 10 looks from the fashion-forward series," 5 June 2018 Both the director and assistant director quit on the first day (which is why Loeb and Allyn are now directing), as did the costumer, location manager, and several other crew members. Anna Silman, The Cut, "The Pro-Life ‘Roe v. Wade’ Movie Sounds Like a Total Disaster," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of costumer

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of costumer

US : a person or company that makes, rents, or sells costumes

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