So if you have read the Hunger Games books by Suzanne Collins and liked them or even if you haven’t, you are probably aware of the movie that just came out. I am always wary of movies based on books because the books are ALWAYS better and lots of people never read the booksÂ becauseÂ of a bad movie. This movie was great, more below about that below. Here is an excerpt from The Hunger Games which describes her costume so you can see what I was trying to recreate:
Here is the fabric that I bought for this project from Joanns. I lucked out because the top fabric was a Halloween costume and way cheap! Also, it had sparkles,but they weren’t glitter so Grant wouldn’t throw a fit. 🙂
Here is the base to my cape. I used THIS TUTORIAL.Â Sorry about not looking too happy… I was sick and trying to steam through and get this finished in time for the movie.
I edited the pattern by giving it this stand up collar with added interfacing to keep it more stiff rather than a cowl.
Here is the second layer of fabric on my cape.
Here is the cheap face paint that I used from Michael’s, since I didn’t want to spend money on MAC makeup to get the same look.
Here is a close up of my makeup. I am happy with how it looked,but it took FOREVER!
Here is my final costume with the headdress(a partial tutu on my head ;p)
Here is the group that I went with to opening night. All of them are from Church and most of them I work with.
Top Left to right is: A Guy dressing up as Peeta, Laura Kate dressing up as Portia, Cinna’s Helper, Bailey dressing up as another helper of Cinna, Adam dressed up as Haymitch, Vanessa dressed up as Effie, Me dressed up as Katniss in her flaming costume.
Bottom left to right: we have Christian dressed up as Cinna(he has extra earrings and gold eyeliner on, you just can’t tell, and then you have Dustin dressed up as President Snow.
My thoughts on the movie were that I thought they did a great job with it! All of the actors could act which was a huge plus and they kept pretty close to the book. I know that they weren’t perfect but compared to the Harry Potter Movies, Twilight Movies, and Percy Jackson Movie it was SO much better. I would recommend it to anyone. There are a few sad parts, I am pretty sure no bad language, no nudity, but there is some violence,but they did a great job not showing gore.