Question:

Is a man permitted to wear makeup or a woman’s wig on Purim? He will dressed in a man’s costume and not using these items in the way that women use them.

Answer:

It is permitted. Although it is controversial if men or women may wear clothing of the opposite gender on Purim, and one should preferably be careful about this, your case is different. This is because you are not wearing it to appear like a woman, therefore it is permitted.

Purim Sameach

Sources:

Rema 696-8, M:B ibid 30, Ohel Yackov ( Lo Tilbash) Y:D 182-21, conversation with R’ Y. Scotzylos- author of Ohel Yackov.

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