83rd Academy Awards - Nominated for Best Costume Design - Sandy Powell - The Tempest.  David Strathairn didn't just show up on set for his scenes – the actor who plays King Alonso also spent two days attaching hundreds of metal studs to his own costumes. Powell told the Wall Street Journal that the actor wandered into her workroom one day and offered to help. 'We had so little time and budget that the only way we achieved it all was to accept all offers of help,' Powell said.

83rd Academy Awards - Nominated for Best Costume Design - Sandy Powell - The Tempest. David Strathairn didn't just show up on set for his scenes – the actor who plays King Alonso also spent two days attaching hundreds of metal studs to his own costumes. Powell told the Wall Street Journal that the actor wandered into her workroom one day and offered to help. 'We had so little time and budget that the only way we achieved it all was to accept all offers of help,' Powell said.

Sandy Powell, for Julie Taymor's "The Tempest". It's all zippers, in a renaissance way!

Oscars 2017: The Academy's picks for best costume design

Sandy Powell, for Julie Taymor's "The Tempest". It's all zippers, in a renaissance way!

83rd Academy Awards - Nominated for Best Costume Design - Sandy Powell - The Tempest.  Powell stuck to a palette of dark and metallic hues – seen on Gonzalo (Tom Conti) – to define the avant-garde look of the mythical film.

83rd Academy Awards - Nominated for Best Costume Design - Sandy Powell - The Tempest. Powell stuck to a palette of dark and metallic hues – seen on Gonzalo (Tom Conti) – to define the avant-garde look of the mythical film.

Sandy Powell designs nominated for the film The Tempest.

Oscars 2017: The Academy's picks for best costume design

Pozzo's costume# 1 Loud check vests and overcoat, the wing collar, the bow tie and the stick to emphasize the fact of Pozzo being a wealthy aristocrat

Pozzo's costume# 1 Loud check vests and overcoat, the wing collar, the bow tie and the stick to emphasize the fact of Pozzo being a wealthy aristocrat

83rd Academy Awards - Nominated for Best Costume Design - Mary Zophres - True Grit.  Zophres, who has been working with the Coen brothers directing team for 14 years, stuck to traditional materials such as wool, which was used to make most men's clothing. 'It wasn't about making somebody look sexy,' she said. 'By not giving a nod to contemporary fashion, it helps you set yourself as an audience member in that time and place.'

83rd Academy Awards - Nominated for Best Costume Design - Mary Zophres - True Grit. Zophres, who has been working with the Coen brothers directing team for 14 years, stuck to traditional materials such as wool, which was used to make most men's clothing. 'It wasn't about making somebody look sexy,' she said. 'By not giving a nod to contemporary fashion, it helps you set yourself as an audience member in that time and place.'

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.

Stephano-  The king's butler. She arrives on the island drunk and quickly becomes involved in a plot to murder Prospero. Trinculo- The king's jester. When Stephano arrives with wine, Trinculo joins her in drinking and then agrees to a plot to murder Prospero.

Stephano- The king's butler. She arrives on the island drunk and quickly becomes involved in a plot to murder Prospero. Trinculo- The king's jester. When Stephano arrives with wine, Trinculo joins her in drinking and then agrees to a plot to murder Prospero.

Mary Zophres | True Grit | 2010

Oscars 2017: The Academy's picks for best costume design

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