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Take off costume (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

strip

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This clue might be a double definition.

'take off' is the first definition.
(stripping is a kind of taking off)

'costume' is the second definition.
The definition and answer can be both man-made objects as well as being singular nouns.
Perhaps you can see a link between them that I can't see?

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(Other definitions for strip that I've seen before include "Band; unclothe" , "Take off clothing" , "Ribbon" , "Undress completely" , "Series of cartoons" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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