Brad Pitt's costumes continued to change as his character grew younger in 'Benjamin Button.'

Brad Pitt's costumes continued to change as his character grew younger in 'Benjamin Button.'

Though Michael Fassbender's slave owner character was a volatile man, McQueen "wanted him to be kind of romantic," Norris says. For that look, his character wore looser shirts with fuller sleeves. Norris also favored the vests worn by Fassbender because of the lace-up feature in the back. "If the clothes are weird, I tend to go for them," says the designer, who has already nabbed a Costume Designers Guild award for her work on the film.

Patricia Norris for '12 Years a Slave,' 2014 - Photos - Oscars picks for best costume design

Though Michael Fassbender's slave owner character was a volatile man, McQueen "wanted him to be kind of romantic," Norris says. For that look, his character wore looser shirts with fuller sleeves. Norris also favored the vests worn by Fassbender because of the lace-up feature in the back. "If the clothes are weird, I tend to go for them," says the designer, who has already nabbed a Costume Designers Guild award for her work on the film.

Atwood's precise attention to detail didn't go unnoticed: She won the award for Excellence in Fantasy Film at the Costume Designers Guild Awards on Tuesday.

Colleen Atwood for 'Into the Woods,' 2015 - Photos - Oscars picks for best costume design

Atwood's precise attention to detail didn't go unnoticed: She won the award for Excellence in Fantasy Film at the Costume Designers Guild Awards on Tuesday.

Designing the costumes for Steve McQueen's 1850s-era tale about a free man turned slave proved to be a challenge for six-time Academy Award nominee Patricia Norris, since there are very few references on which to base their wardrobes. "There really is no pictorial research except for bad etchings that make everybody look happy," she explains to The News. Norris, therefore, relied primarily on her own imagination, figuring that most slaves were outfitted with hand-me-downs from their owners…

Patricia Norris for '12 Years a Slave,' 2014 - Photos - Oscars picks for best costume design

Designing the costumes for Steve McQueen's 1850s-era tale about a free man turned slave proved to be a challenge for six-time Academy Award nominee Patricia Norris, since there are very few references on which to base their wardrobes. "There really is no pictorial research except for bad etchings that make everybody look happy," she explains to The News. Norris, therefore, relied primarily on her own imagination, figuring that most slaves were outfitted with hand-me-downs from their owners…

To contrast the dark, harsh tones of Malificent, Sheppard sought inspiration from Shakespeare’s Ophelia to channel Aurora’s innocent, ethereal look. "(Elle Fanning) is very beautiful, and I didn't want the costume to overwhelm who she is in the movie," Sheppard explains. "I didn't want the costumes to be too complicated."

Anna B. Sheppard for 'Maleficent,' 2015 - Photos - Oscars picks for best costume design

To contrast the dark, harsh tones of Malificent, Sheppard sought inspiration from Shakespeare’s Ophelia to channel Aurora’s innocent, ethereal look. "(Elle Fanning) is very beautiful, and I didn't want the costume to overwhelm who she is in the movie," Sheppard explains. "I didn't want the costumes to be too complicated."

William Chang Suk Ping/The Grandmaster. Ping admits his favorite costume from the film was a long, black coat Ziyi Zhang wore for the fight scene in a train station. "Because she is a very small person," Ping explains, a giant fur collar was added to make the actress look "more fierce."

Consolata Boyle for 'Florence Foster Jenkins,' 2017 - Photos - Oscars picks for best costume design

William Chang Suk Ping/The Grandmaster. Ping admits his favorite costume from the film was a long, black coat Ziyi Zhang wore for the fight scene in a train station. "Because she is a very small person," Ping explains, a giant fur collar was added to make the actress look "more fierce."

In addition to collaborating with Jil Sander, Cannarozzi also teamed up with Fendi to create tailor-made suits for the male characters.

Antonella Cannarozzi for 'I Am Love,' 2011 - Photos - Oscars picks for best costume design

In addition to collaborating with Jil Sander, Cannarozzi also teamed up with Fendi to create tailor-made suits for the male characters.

While Bridges mostly stayed true to Pynchon’s descriptions of the characters, the designer veered a bit off course when it came to Martin Short's Dr. Rudy Blatnoyd. In the book, Blatnoyd is described as wearing an ultra violet velvet suit. Though Bridges ultimately recreated the look, he ended up dressing Short in a plum suit he designed so as not to have the brighter costume take the audience's focus off the story.

Mark Bridges for 'Inherent Vice,' 2015 - Photos - Oscars picks for best costume design

While Bridges mostly stayed true to Pynchon’s descriptions of the characters, the designer veered a bit off course when it came to Martin Short's Dr. Rudy Blatnoyd. In the book, Blatnoyd is described as wearing an ultra violet velvet suit. Though Bridges ultimately recreated the look, he ended up dressing Short in a plum suit he designed so as not to have the brighter costume take the audience's focus off the story.

Though Edward Norton plays the stern captain of the Lutz military police, set in Anderson's fictional Eastern European nation called Zubrowka, his style was arresting. Canonero used her connections with Fendi to have a gray Astrakhan coat designed for the character.

Milena Canonero for 'Grand Budapest Hotel,' 2015 - Photos - Oscars picks for best costume design

Though Edward Norton plays the stern captain of the Lutz military police, set in Anderson's fictional Eastern European nation called Zubrowka, his style was arresting. Canonero used her connections with Fendi to have a gray Astrakhan coat designed for the character.

A tremendous amount of detail went into the creation of the ensembles, from hand-stitching the men's robes to the one and a half years it took to produce around 100 dresses that were embellished with embroidery, trimming and beading.

Consolata Boyle for 'Florence Foster Jenkins,' 2017 - Photos - Oscars picks for best costume design

A tremendous amount of detail went into the creation of the ensembles, from hand-stitching the men's robes to the one and a half years it took to produce around 100 dresses that were embellished with embroidery, trimming and beading.

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