What an actor wears to evoke the appearance of a particular character. Costumes may be realistic or stylized. They may be â€œperiodâ€â€”appropriate to the historical setting of the playâ€”or deliberately modern in look, even when the play is set in a past era.
A costume refers to a distinctive style dress of a particular people, class, or period. - uniform. A Pirate outfit is a costume. - an actorâ€(tm)s clothing; costume should reflect the personality of his/her character..
The Costume department supplies all clothing worn on set and will make sure that it fits appropriately. The costume department may issue instructions to your agency or may even contact you directly to tell you what to wear. If they tell you to bring a type of clothing, make sure to follow their instructions and then check with them before filming begins to ensure that your clothing is appropriate. Always make sure your costume is presentable (i.e. clean, ironed, etc). It is often a good idea to take a change of clothes to prevent your filming outfit from being creased.