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Jacqueline West for 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,' 2009 - Photos - Oscars picks for best costume design

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

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Michael O'Connor for 'The Duchess,' 2009 - Photos - Oscars picks for best costume design

Johann Georg Christoph Fries (German, 1788–1857). Costume Study for Belmonte in the "Abduction from the Seraglio" by W.A. Mozart, mid-19th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Brooke Russell Astor Bequest, 2013 (2013.219.3) #halloween #costume

Mstislav Dobuzhinsky (Russian, 1875–1957). Costume Design for Male Dancer, late 19th–mid-20th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Nikita D. Lobanov, 1969 (69.538.4) #halloween #costume

Percy Anderson (British, 1850/51–1928). Costume Design for 'Mrs. Jinks', Act II, 1901. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Frank Cambria, 1960 (60.588(6)) | 'Mrs. Jinks' is wearing a black velvet and silk top with a red tiered and ruffled skirt. She is wearing red gloves and carrying a handkerchief.

Baccio del Bianco (Italian, 1604–1656) (and workshop). Costume Design for Pages or Squirs Tending to the Horses, 1620–56. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1948 (48.122.2(3)) #halloween #costume

Beavan had fun experimenting with the different looks of Queen Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter). Due to the film's limited costume budget, Beavan creatively changed the look of an entire outfit with the help of some vintage accessories. 'We couldn't afford huge amounts of different outfits, but changing the hat changed the look,' Beavan told the Seattle Times. 'Every single one we put on her just looked wonderful.'