Costume :Katniss Everdeen
Variant :Arena
Source :The Hunger Games
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London Film and Comic Con 2012

Costume Photos

Take aim

Katniss v.2 back

Katniss v.2

Screen accurate belts and buckle close-up

Screen accurate pants

Katniss v.1

Completed costume

Katniss 2



Costume Information

Cost : £231.98
Time Taken : 3 weeks + minor adjustments over time

First worn at Memorabilia/MCM Expo Birmingham 31st March 2012. I'm making a few improvements for LFCC; getting different screen accurate cargo pants, new belts and adding her bow, arrows and quiver.


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Oh I'll be at LFACC so definitely can't wait to see this. What kind of boots did you get? I bid on some on ebay the other day but they went for a few quid more than my top bid.

by naurarwen on Thursday, 1 March, 2012 - 23:25
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The boots I got were Oppo Reno ones. They were the cheapest I've seen in the same style (the jacket cost enough, I didn't want to break the bank lol). Waiting for everything to arrive now!

by narnianlullaby on Thursday, 1 March, 2012 - 23:55
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They look great. I really wanted the actual boots but they are way too expensive. Looking at a pair of Steve Madden boots now which are about a third of the price.

by naurarwen on Saturday, 17 March, 2012 - 13:46
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Oh yeah, the Steve Madden ones are great! :D I wish I could have afforded those ones instead, but I had to cut down a little on what I was spending.

by narnianlullaby on Saturday, 17 March, 2012 - 15:04
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I think yours look fine though. The SM ones are for someone who maybe isn't on a tight budget and the actual vintage shoe company ones are for someone who has won the lottery. I think I'll probably get the ones like yours as I'm definitely on a budget for mine too. Said I'll wait till April though as might see if I have the pennies for the Steve Madden ones closer to the time

by naurarwen on Saturday, 17 March, 2012 - 19:17
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Sorry to comment again but I have a few questions about the jacket? I'm planing on making my own as I don't have the money to buy one of the official ones. I was wondering if the inside and outside jackets are seperate or if the inner is sewn in? Any idea what the outside jacket is make from? Also does the orange on the inside of the inside jacket go round all the edges?

by naurarwen on Saturday, 24 March, 2012 - 20:57
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The two jackets can be separated, they're attached via a zip on each side of the chest. The outside jacket is some sort of nylon, I'm not very good at identifying fabrics I'm afraid, but perhaps one of my fellow con friends will be able to shed some light when I wear it at Mem next week. I'll let you know about that one. The orange on the edge of the hood, etc. does indeed go all the way around.

Hope that helps a bit! :D

by narnianlullaby on Saturday, 24 March, 2012 - 21:06
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Not a problem, thank you for your help. I totally couldn't tell if they were attached or not. Not sure if I will attach mine together or not.

by naurarwen on Saturday, 24 March, 2012 - 23:44
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Just seen you completed outfit and you look absolutely awesome. I've just ordered my pattern for my jacket and my hoodie arrived today so hopefully going to get to work on it as soon as it arrives

by naurarwen on Wednesday, 28 March, 2012 - 01:18
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Hey hun saw some pics of you at Mem in your Katniss gear and you looked fab. Just wanted to let you know if your doing this again at LFACC I'm hoping to have Peeta's arena stuff with me. I'm going to use the overjacket I make for Katniss but getting mens style cargo pants and already got the crew neck tshirt and blokes hoodie as well. You'll have to let me know which day you are doing Katniss and maybe we can get some pics

by naurarwen on Friday, 6 April, 2012 - 15:37
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Hey, thank you! Yeah, I'm in a Hunger Games group on the Saturday of LFCC, so if you want to come find us, please do! XD There's going to be quite a few of us I think, so we won't be too hard to miss...

by narnianlullaby on Friday, 6 April, 2012 - 19:26
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Definitely. If you see a random Peeta walking round looking lost and confused then its okay its just me lol.

by naurarwen on Friday, 6 April, 2012 - 22:18
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If I do, I'll probably just come and attack you! (In the nicest way possible haha.)

by narnianlullaby on Saturday, 7 April, 2012 - 11:52
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Not a problem. I had something similar happen at a con a few years ago. My boyfriend and I were dressed as brothers from a movie and someone was dressed as the characters sister. She bounded over and jumped my boyfriend and he brought her over to where I was and she jumped me as well. We became friends after that

by naurarwen on Saturday, 7 April, 2012 - 13:31
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This costume was incredible! Great job on this. :)

by HarryKurt on Monday, 9 April, 2012 - 21:21
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Thanking you! It's only going to get better for LFCC... well, that's my intention at least lol.

by narnianlullaby on Tuesday, 10 April, 2012 - 19:44

To-Do List

Make Knife (Bought Instead)MediumComplete

Shopping List

Wood for Bow£0.00Bought
Wood for Arrows£10.00Bought
Belt Buckle£1.75Bought
2x Mini Pistol Belts£17.98Bought
Toy Dagger£4.00Bought
Combat Trousers - New Screen Accurate Pair£35.00Bought
Mockingjay Pin - Present from Friend£0.00Bought
Black v-neck t-shirt£3.45Bought
Fabric for Quiver£7.49Bought


Just waiting on my jacket... (Posted 16th March 2012)

This cosplay is actually done now. I'm just waiting on my jacket and knife arriving. I have already had one jacket in my possession, but thanks to a mix up with Amazon and NECA, it was the wrong one and I had to reorder from elsewhere and send that one back.

I hate playing the waiting game, but I'm planning on a (temporary) wig test later on today. The wig I'm intending to use for now is in the picture, I just threw it on quickly the other day to see if I could get away with it or not.

I've done it! (Posted 5th March 2012)

All the bits and pieces are purchased for this, I'm just waiting for everything to turn up now. It's killing me.