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Why is crossdressing permitted on Purim if it's forbidden without condition? [duplicate]

Why do some rabbinical authorities authorize cross-dressing on Purim if it's unconditionally forbidden?
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Is cross-dressing permitted on Purim and if so why?

As part of dressing in costume on Purim is a person allowed to put on clothes normally worn by the opposite gender? If so, where does this heter come from in the face of the biblical prohibition ...