Wednesday, October 22, 2014

May The Odds Be Ever In Your Fashion Favor!

The new installment of Hunger Games: Mockingjay will be out next month. With the movie, and Halloween, coming up, what better time is there to introduce some Cosplay ideas? There are myriad designs found floating around Etsy. I'll be introducing you to two characters' fashions today.

 Effie Trinket, the escort of the District 12 tributes, including Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark, is a character with costuming beyond life.  Her fun, colorful, quirky ensembles make for great costumes.  The talented designers at Etsy have created these wonderful Effie-inspired pieces for you to enjoy.

This hand-stitched butterfly dress is inspired by the one-and-only Effie's outfit during the Quarter Quell reaping.  The attire comes with gloves, and the infamous butterfly hat.  Available at , for $450.00 and is custom made to order.

The first reaping is where Effie was introduced to us as a character.  Her whimsical suit is the first glimpse we get to see of The Capitol, in contrast to the dull, bland colors of District 12.  ncluded in this costume are: jacket, skirt, neck piece, wig, and flower clip. You can purchase it at at shop here for $750.00

Katniss Everdeen, the heroine of The Hunger Games, dresses a bit more conservatively than Effie Trinket.  Wool, dark colors, and comfort are the name of the game, and these pieces are a bit more wearable than her escort's couture.

Katniss' hunting cowl was worn in the opening scene of Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  She wears it over her father's hunting jacket when meeting Gale in the woods. According to :

This pattern is very similar to the cross body cowl worn by Katniss is "Catching Fire". Her's was a beige/grey but you can have one in a variety of colors.

The size available is Adult, One-Size-Fits-Most. Yarn is bulky and very stretchy. It also goes back to it's original size well. You can purchase it here for $56.00.

This very wearable sweater was inspired by the sweater as seen on Katniss wears during the Victory Tour speeches in Catching Fire.  It's hand crocheted by .  Each sweater is made to order and costs $209.00.  You can purchase it here.

 Last, but  not least, Katniss' chariot costume from The Hunger Games, was definitely head turning, especially to those at The Capitol.  It was the first introduction to the Girl on Fire.  Writes creator, ,
The costume tunic fabric is a wonderful unusual slightly stretchy vinyl/PVC embossed velvet. Embedded in the small shiny scales are tiny multi-color specks that catch and reflect the light as if lit from within. This snug fitting corset-styled tunic has a zip front and lightly boned seams with decorative top-stitching. The neckline features a large pointed collar that can stand up or lie flat and the long sleeves have exaggerated bell-shaped cuffs and pointed shoulder epaulettes like the movie costume.
 You can purchase this item here for $299.00.

May the odds be ever in your fashion favor! 

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