Costume design is a very important part of the film industry. It plays an integral role in creating the story and transporting us to the right time and place. Movies that win an Oscar for costume design usually have a very specific style, and while sometimes Oscars are awarded for making the most realistic and historically correct costumes for the period, other times the costumes have absolutely no basis in history. and deserves an Oscar. in the attention to detail and creativity that was put into the costume design as part of the film’s world-building. Let’s take a look at some of the award-winning costumes in the movies.
1. Fantastic beasts and where to find them
The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them costumes are based on 1920s fashion style and enhanced with various elements from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. So you’ll see the colors of the Hogwarts house mixed with the accessories the characters wear, as well as certain style elements that are made specifically to reference wizardry and magic. Colleen Atwood was the costume designer for this film and we think the Oscar was well deserved.
2. Ghost thread
This entire movie is about a very eccentric but undoubtedly talented fictional couture designer, his life, his work, and his love. So it makes sense that he would get an Oscar for costume design. The costumes in this film are impeccable and the love of creating beautiful clothing is woven into the fabric of the film. Mark Bridges did a fantastic job creating the costumes for this film, basing them on the works of several lesser-known English designers and combining their styles creating something unique and fascinating.
3. Black Panther
We all applauded as we watched Ruth E. Carter accept the Oscar for Costume Design in 2018. The costumes she designed for the Black Panther films are a gorgeous combination of futuristic designs and traditional African clothing with couture elements incorporated to fit the narrative. of the movie. The result is impressive and inspiring.
4. The Grand Budapest Hotel
Milena Canonero is the mastermind behind the costume design of The Grand Budapest Hotel. He did a great job creating unique costumes for this weird and wonderful Wes Anderson film. The colors had to reflect this strange utopian world that is comical and ironic at the same time. The idea was to make everything look happy and at the same time like something big and bad was coming, and the colors and fabrics played an integral role in that.
5. Ana Karenina
Jacqueline Durran won the Oscar for costume design for this film and if you’ve seen it you’ll know why. They never really set out to make the costumes historically accurate, and yet the result is very believable, feels real, and looks absolutely incredible. Those dresses are to die for and the attention to detail is crazy. The entire film is very easy on the eyes.