More people could be on the lookout for Alice in Wonderland fancy dress after the movie by Tim Burton won an Oscar for its costume design.

It seems as though the much-revered filmmaker's flicks always have an intriguing style about them and this may have something to do with regular collaborator Colleen Atwood.

She has worked on the costumes for all sorts of titles by Burton, including Ed Wood, Sweeney Todd and Planet of the Apes.

It is the third time Atwood has gone home from the Academy Awards with a trophy in this category - winning in 2003 for Chicago and 2006 for Memoirs of a Geisha.

This latest victory could inspire people thinking about which fun fancy dress outfit to opt for at their next costume party.

There are all sorts of great characters in Alice in Wonderland such as Alice, the Mad Hatter and the Red Queen, played by Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter respectively in the film.