fancy-dress

fancy dress

noun
a costume for a ball, masquerade, etc., chosen to please the fancy, usually a costume characteristic of a particular period or place, class of persons, or historical or fictitious character.

Origin:
1760–70

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fancy dress
 
n
a.  costume worn at masquerades, etc, usually representing a particular role, historical figure, etc
 b.  (as modifier): a fancy-dress ball

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