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I don't think theatrical costumes needs an IL, its red right now and I don't know what other information could be placed in sucha an article. KeepOnTruckin 14:49, 3 August 2006 (UTC)
Some parts of this article seem a little off. It makes it sound as though people only dress up as supernatural creatures on Halloween, or that children only ever dress up as animals. What about princesses, fairies, pirates, cowboys/girls and the like? I've seen Halloween costumes of Jack Sparrow and Frodo Baggins, dragons, dinosaurs, etc. Halloween costumes are in no way limited to supernatural creatures (Would you consider dinosaurs supernatural? Or pirates?), and I think it's safe to say that play costumes are limited only by the child's tastes and the parents' income. 22.214.171.124 06:14, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
Make A Separate Article of "Costume Construction"
Costume Construction redirects here, but it should be a topic of its own, like Costume design. For one thing, costume construction is a complicated and specialized art all its own, apart from the wearing or the general description of costume. For another, there is NOTHING about costume construction in this article! Someone needs to write a separate article about this. If I knew how to split off a redirect into a separate page, I'd do it, but I don't yet. Any takers? Artemis-Arethusa 23:41, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
I am removing this photo of User:Allyn from the article. Firstly, the garment is not common attire for a ball, or for Christmas. Second, the user that uploaded the photo (and is modelling the garment in the photo) designs and sells them from his personal website, thus violating Wikipedia:Conflict_of_interest#Self-promotion. Thirdly there are already a number of photos illustrating the topic of the article, and Wikipedia is not a repository of images.
Costuming as a hobby
It seems reasonable that another section could be added about costuming as a hobby or leisure activity, such as Civil War re-enactors, the Society for Creative Anachronism, people who attend science fiction conventions and Renaissance Faires, etc. If there are no objections, I may add this in. (I find this to be particularly important because a lot of people feel there is a differention between traditional western costuming vs. the more modern, specific cosplayers, so having something listed under the redirect from "costuming" would be helpful, in my opinion.) 126.96.36.199 (talk) 21:02, 15 February 2012 (UTC)
I just saw the today's article for improvement on oceanography and this article. I have very little time today, but I hope someone can rewrite ths sentence:
"Costume may also refer to the artistic arrangement of accessories in a picture, statue, poem, or play, appropriate to the time, place, or other circumstances represented or described, or to a particular style of clothing worn to portray the wearer as a character or type of character other than their regular persona at a social event such as a masquerade, a fancy dress party or in an artistic theatrical performance."
Everyday Clothes As Default Costume
Could we add a paragraph about how what people normally wear is rarely considered a "costume", but in other times & places would be very recognizable as being from a particular place & time? If you used a time machine to go to 1955, your ordinary 2014 sneakers would look exotic, even in your own hometown. If your own dad in 1955 had a time machine, and used it to visit you in 2014, even his plain T-shirt would look like an out-of-place "costume", since it doesn't match the T-shirts from 2014 that everyone else is wearing, even in the same town. Even a trip to foreign country at the same time period makes your clothes appear to be a "costume" to the people you meet there, even in the global economy, because the fashion choices they make & items the markets stocked and gave them access to over there are different.