Colleen Atwood grew up in the state of Washington where she gravitated towards art. As she came of age in the 1970s, she studied painting before transitioning to a fashion-focused career and journeying across the country to New York City. Through her social circles, Atwood wound up working in film as an assistant working on scenic design and costumes. Before long, she took on full-fledged costume designer roles, with her first lead credit on the Corey Haim-starring "Firstborn" (1983). That somewhat forgettable flick was just a footnote for her work on Sting's "Bring on the Night" (1985) documentary and tour, which was very well received. For the rest of the '80s, Atwood kept busy, but it wasn't until she moved to Los Angeles and started working with Tim Burton that her career really took off. She first worked with Burton on "Edward Scissorhands" (1990), the same year she was the costume designer for "The Silence of the Lambs" (1990). Her first Oscar nomination came a few years later for her work on the Winona Ryder-starring "Little Women" (1994) adaptation. She became a fixture in Hollywood, spending the '90s working on a variety of films including "Wyatt Earp" (1994), "Mars Attacks!" (1996), and "Sleepy Hollow" (1999). She broke through and won an Oscar for her costuming work with Best Picture winner "Chicago" (2002) and then turned around and won another one for "Memoirs of a Geisha" (2005). She continued to work with Tim Burton over the years as well, eventually winning an Oscar with him for "Alice in Wonderland" (2010) after several nominations. In the 2010s, Atwood turned to television, working on the costumes for "Arrow" (The CW 2012- ), "The Flash (The CW 2014- ), and "Supergirl" (CBS/The CW 2015- ). In 2017, she added another Oscar to her name with her work on "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" (2016).