Elvis, Wakanda, and Everything Everywhere are at the forefront of the best costume class at the CDGA Noms

Elvis, Wakanda, and Everything Everywhere are at the forefront of the best costume class at the CDGA ...

IndieWire's initial Best Costume Design predictions for the 2023 Oscars, which were first published on January 12, 2023, are regularly updated throughout the awards season, and we republish previous versions (like this one) to keep readers updated on the progress of the Oscar race.

The final voting Oscar voting will take place on March 2-7, 2023. The 95th Oscars telecast will be broadcast on Sunday, March 12 and air live on ABC at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. We keep updating predictions throughout the awards season, so keep checking IndieWire for all of our 2023 Oscar picks.

Nominations for the 25th Costume Designer Guild Awards have strengthened Oscar chances for "Elvis," "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever," "Everything Everywhere All at Once," and "Babylon."

"Hocus Pocus 2," "Thor: Love and Thunder," "The Woman King," "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery," "Nope," "Top Gun: Maverick," and "Women Talking" were announced on January 12 at the Fairmont Century Plaza.

Oscar nominees include Mark Bridges (“The Fabelmans”), Alexandra Byrne (“Living”), and Ann Roth (“White Noise”). We'll see if any of them sneak in among the Academy's nominees — or, for that matter, if Jenny Beaven (“Cruella”) makes the cut for “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris,” a 1950s haute couture show centered on the House of Dior.

Martin, a two-time Oscar winner, is the favorite for Baz Luhrmann's delirious Elvis Presley biopic, especially with Austin Butler expected to win Best Actor for his charismatic performance as Presley in the King of Rock's extravagant wardrobes in '50s teenage rebellion, '60s Hollywood icon, and '70s Vegas glamour.

Ruth E. Carter (“Wakanda Forever”), who captures the ancient Mayan culture with a touch of sea life in Ryan Coogler's sequel, and Deborah L. Scott (“Avatar: The Way of Water”), who accomplishes a new hybrid of costume design and world building for the Metkayina reef people in James Cameron's sequel.

Shirley Kurata ("Everything Everywhere All at Once") and Mary Zophres ("Babylon") are expected to win the Daniels' maximalist Best Picture nomination. But Kurata's main focus was on Michelle Yeoh's time-hopping kung fu fight.

Damien Chazelle's magnum opus on Hollywood's Bacchanalian coming of age in the late '20s included 250 speaking parts and 7,000 background performers, but the highlight included dressing Margot Robbie's it girl Nellie LaRoy's iconic red party dress.


"Elvis" (Warner Bros.) "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" (Marvel/Disney) "Everything All at Once" (A24) "Avatar: The Way of Water" (20th Century/Disney) "Babylon" (Paramount)


"Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris" (Focus Features) "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" (Netflix) "The Woman King" (Sony) "Women Talking" (UA) "Don't Worry Darling" (Warner Bros.)