2012's Best Onscreen Costumes: Our Oscar-Worthy Picks

This Sunday night, some of our all-time favorite actors and actresses will face off at the 85th Academy Awards—as will the costume designers who worked nonstop behind the scenes to create the wardrobe for their nominated films. We're thrilled that certain designers earned a nod this year—Jacqueline Durran for Anna Karenina and Paco Delgado for Les Misérables, for instance—but there are a good handful of flicks we wish had been nominated for their costumes, too.

Click through to see which onscreen wardrobes we loved most last year—both the Oscar-eligible and the sadly snubbed—as well as to learn our personal pick for Best Costume Design.

Dark Shadows

Why: At this point, it's pretty safe to assume that any costumes designed by Colleen Atwood are gonna be incredible. For Dark Shadows, one of her many collaborations with director Tim Burton, Atwood deftly mixed '70s glamour with classic Gothic references. We're especially partial to those Studio 54-esque maxidresses she created for Eva Green and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Nominated? No—but Atwood, who's already got three Oscars to her name, did get a nod for the aforementioned Snow White and the Huntsman. So there's that.