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David Frost
The clothes make the character
The clothes make the character

Now that the studios are releasing their big Oscar contenders, it's shaping up to be a great season for costume design. From a superhero in high-tops in the stylized comic book caper "The Spirit" to an uptight English heroine in shapely suits and bias-cut gowns in "Australia," there's a lot to look at. The films span the years and the globe, many occurring in the moment before major social or cultural change -- frontier Australia in 1938 ("Australia"), the Connecticut suburbs in 1955 ("Revolutionary Road"), Richard Nixon's La Casa Pacifica and L.A. in 1977 ("Frost/Nixon") and San Francisco in 1977 ("Milk")....