There are so many densely rich elements to Quentin Tarantino's films that they are tough to keep track of. Uniquely disjointed narrative structures, innovative (yet homage-filled) cinematography, meticulously crafted soundtracks, masterfully original dialogue—the convergence of all these elements is what makes every Tarantino movie a mélange of artistic flourish. In his most recent opus, Django Unchained, another creative department truly elevated its game to help perfect the film's incredibly original style: costume design.
Costume Designer Sharen Davis, whose previous work includes The Help, Looper, Dreamgirls and Ray, would ultimately receive her third Oscar nomination for Django, and she discussed her design process with Vanity Fair earlier this year. Though the movie takes place in pre-Civil War America, Tarantino and Davis's dedication to creating a totally unique wardrobe far outweighed their concerns with historical accuracy. The result was a costume parade that draws more from spaghetti westerns and other films of the 1960s and 1970s than it does from any history book. Here, we take a look at a few of our favorites, as well as where they drew their inspiration from.