Guest: Colleen Atwood
Scissor hands, face masks and apes – oh my! Three-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood has dressed some of the most iconic characters on the big screen. This includes Hannibal Lecter, Edward Scissorhands, Roxie Hart – and all the characters in eleven Tim Burton films.
Atwood has been very busy this past year with Huntsman: Winter’s War, Alice Through the Looking Glass, her most recent collaboration with Tim Burton Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, AND the Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for which she has been nominated for an Academy Award.
From fantasy to modern day, Atwood’s costumes are always rich in detail and a deep study of character that isn’t always obvious at first. For Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children we travel back to Wales during World War II to an orphanage full of ‘peculiar’ children with unique superpowers. The character of Miss Peregrine, played by Eva Green, has the ability to transform into a bird that is reflected in the characters signature blue coat with birdlike elements. Each of the children’s costumes also has custom elements to reflect their own special powers.
We are honored to be joined by such a legend in her field and ask Atwood to share how she began her career, how she approaches each character, her response to being Oscar nominated (again) and much more!
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray.
Colleen Atwood is a legendary costume designer whose first solo costume designer credit came in 1984 on Firstborn, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Sarah Jessica Parker. She now has over 70 credits to her name for films such as Sleepy Hollow, Memoirs of a Geisha, Chicago, and Alice in Wonderland. She has been nominated for 12 Academy Awards and has won three for Best Costume Design.