Hunger Games: Katniss Everdeen's Costume & Makeup

by Tehreem

Hunger Games Costumes will be popular choice for teenagers this year. Get to know how to dress up like Katniss Everdeen by spending as little amount on new clothes as possible.

The Blockbuster Hunger Games movie has been released on 23rd of March 2012. This movie is based on Suzanne Collin's 'Hunger Games Trilogy'.
Jennifer Lawrence plays the role of Katniss Everdeen in the movie. Katniss is the fierce bow and arrow yielding protagonist of this movie who spends most of her time in the woods looking for food to feed her family.
Katniss has becme a popular and loved character credited to the amazing book series and now the movie. Teenage girls would love to dress up like her on occasions like Halloween. I will let you know of different ways you can create an easily rcognizable Katniss Everdeen Costume at home with as little expenditure as possible :)

Katniss Everdeen's Hunting Gear

If you have watched or read Hunger Games, you would know that Katniss comes from a low socio-economic status family and her clothes mostly consist of tattered hand-me-downs. This would make your dress up quiet easy as the material you will need would be easily available.

Katniss wakes up every morning to go hunting and get some food for her family. Her hunting clothes are a pair of brown stripped pants/slacks, a black or dark grey long sleeved thermal shirt and an over sized men's brown leather jacket.

You can easily find a brown pant in your own wardrobe and you can use your dad's leather jacket if he has one. When looking for the shirt, try to find an old worn-out shirt with stitching which shows. A button up shirt would also do.

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Katniss's Hunting Costume Wig

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From The Book: "I swing my legs off the bed and slide into my hunting boots. Supple leather that has molded to my feet. I pull on trousers, a shirt, tuck my long dark braid into a cap, and grab my forage bag." Chapter 1

These lines tell us a lot about what Katniss's get up is usually like. The boots she wears are knee-high brown leather boots which allow her to move swiftly through the forest and hunt animals. Make sure your boots doesn't have a lot of buckles and stuff as Katniss's boots are very simple.

Katniss's Hunting Jacket

We know that the jacket Katniss wore belonged to her Dad, so what will be best is that you grab an old men's jacket from a store that sells second hand clothes. The jacket should not be new as Katniss's jacket was quiet old and worn out. 

Wooden Bow & Arrows

Katniss's weapon of choice is her wooden bow and arrows. She hunts in woods with these weapons and is a fierce and expert archer. If you are dressing up as Katniss Everdeen you would be needing some arrows and a wooden bow to complete the look.

When Katniss is in the Hunger Games Arena, she chooses an entirely different Recurve Bow for her fights. This bow is beautifully made and is quite opposite of the wooden bow she had inherited from her father.

Katniss Everdeen's Mockingjay Pin

This will be an essential part of your costume! Katniss wins this pin immediately after reaping and wears it on the way home as a symbol of victory in Capitol Hunger Games. The bird featured in this pin symbolizes the rebellion Katniss has aroused by defying the Capitol's orders.

Katniss's Training Center Uniform

Recreating Katniss's training uniform will be quiet easy with this Official Hunger Games Training Shirt. You can order your shirt and get it delivered at your doorstep. Pair it up with some black and striped athletic pants and you have a training center costume at hand.

If this shirt is sold out, you can create your own by getting a black v-neck t-shirt and doing it up with some red & Grey gaffers tape or fabric paint.

Katniss Everdeen MakeUp Tutorial

Give a finishing touch to your Halloween costume by adding a bit of make up to look like Katniss. Follow the simple steps shown in the video and you will be ready to go to the parties as the stern archer heroine of the Hunger Games.

Give Finishing Touches To Your Costume
Updated: 12/05/2012, Tehreem
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Mira on 10/24/2014

I imagine some teenagers will like to use these costume ideas this Halloween. Pinning

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