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Costume vs Accoutrements - What's the difference?

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Costume is a related term of accoutrements.

As nouns the difference between costume and accoutrements

is that costume is fancy dress while accoutrements is (more common in the plural).

As a verb costume

is .



(en noun)
  • A style of dress, including garments, accessories and hairstyle, especially as characteristic of a particular country, period or people.
  • ''The dancer was wearing Highland costume .
  • An outfit or a disguise worn as fancy dress etc.
  • ''We wore gorilla costumes to the party.
  • A set of clothes appropriate for a particular occasion or season.
  • ''The bride wore a grey going-away costume .


    * outfit

    Derived terms

    * costumal * costume drama * costume jewellery * costume party * costumer, costumier * national costume

    See also

    * uniform


  • To dress or adorn with a costume or appropriate garb.
  • * 1847 , , (Jane Eyre), Chapter XVIII
  • Seated on the carpet, by the side of this basin, was seen Mr. Rochester, costumed in shawls, with a turban on his head. His dark eyes and swarthy skin and Paynim features suited the costume exactly. He looked the very model of an Eastern emir, an agent or a victim of the bowstring.




  • (more common in the plural)
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