Costume designer Colleen Atwood has dressed gangsters and geishas, and a kid with bad hair and no hands. She's won two Academy Awards -- for "Chicago" and "Memoirs of a Geisha" -- while giving filmmaker Tim Burton's "Edward Scissorhands" characters their decidedly off-kilter signature look. Part of what impresses about Atwood's designs is their range: From historically precise evocations of the "floating world" where old Japan sought its pleasures to a feverish vision of suburbia, where a young man with scissors for fingers carved spectacular topiaries and a place in housewives' hearts. By Tina Daunt Pictured clockwise from top right: Johnny Depp in "Edward Scissorhands," Catherine Zeta Jones in "Chicago," Johnny Depp in "Public Enemies" and Ziyi Zhang in "Memoirs of a Geisha."
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