Costume :Katniss Everdeen
Variant :Arena
Source :The Hunger Games
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon 2015

Costume Photos

My name is Katniss Everdeen


Costume Information

I absolutely love Katniss Everdeen and I couldn't put the books down the first time I read them. I kinda wanted to hold off from cosplaying her for a bit until the hype died down a little bit - but after seeing Mockingjay back in November, I couldn't wait any longer :P This will also be reworn at Kitacon with Crazedteensie as Effie Trinket :)

I bought the NECA replica arena jacket and good God, I wish I'd read up some reviews on it first! It's really not something for every day wear, like seriously - it's about the thickness and material of a bin bag :S Thankfully after wearing this costume out once though, I've discovered that it's actually perfect thickness with the fleece underneath!

The majority of the outfit was pretty easy to put together, as it was just a case of sourcing the clothing and buying most of it! Bought the t-shirt, pants, two belts and boots off eBay. My sister modified the fleece under the jacket, cutting off the sleeves so I didn't overheat and then adding the orange strips.

The bow was something that was a major turning point for finally doing this costume. When I first decided I wanted to cosplay Katniss, I knew I wouldn't be doing it until I could find a decent silver bow. I didn't want to settle for any old archery bow, and after a chance browse through eBay, I actually found a seller who made custom bows. I snapped it up straight away and I couldn't be happier with my find :D I borrowed the quiver and arrows from TheStarlightFairy as she's previously done a costume that required some archery elements <3 She also bought me a Mockingjay pin years ago so that's the whole thing sorted!


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Yessss you'll really suit her :)

by TheStarlightFairy on Friday, 23 March, 2012 - 23:46
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Thank you for your comment on my Katniss x
I look forward to seeing yours, which ever you choose :D

by DarkShine Cosplay on Thursday, 19 April, 2012 - 03:03
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Awwwww yeah, you will look awesome in this!

by MadameLapin on Monday, 23 April, 2012 - 13:54
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Looking forward to seeing this if you get it done for Collectormania! I'll be cosplaying Arena Clove! :D

by ThisIsLisaB on Monday, 30 April, 2012 - 02:30
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I think you will do this wonderfully. Cant wait to see it finished :)

by Yasmia on Sunday, 12 August, 2012 - 16:30
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*thumbs up*

by FlyingMammal on Wednesday, 5 September, 2012 - 10:40
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This looks great! You make a really good Katniss.

by HarryKurt on Thursday, 17 January, 2013 - 20:37
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wicked job on ur cosplay . hugs

by rosieroo on Wednesday, 27 August, 2014 - 14:51

You have a real talent for hair styling, I couldn't create such a braid.

by cheerDaniel17 on Friday, 21 August, 2015 - 10:53

To-Do List

Black topLowComplete
2 x beltsLowComplete
Mockingjay pinLowComplete
Bow and arrowsLowComplete

Shopping List

Mockingjay pin£0.00Bought
Coat belt£3.38Bought
New pants£16.00Bought
Replica Jacket£40.00Bought
Jacket under waterproof£12.95Bought
Black top£3.59Bought


Progress photos (Posted 12th March 2015)

Photos from when this was a WIP :)

Previous closet version (Posted 8th February 2015)

As I've finally completed this costume, I just wanted to keep the closet cosplay I did of this a few years ago in the journal to remind myself of where it began :)

Pants Bought (Posted 18th January 2015)

I've spent so long umming and ahhing over the colour of her pants - in some photos it's green and then in others it's a mix of brown-green. In the end I just decided to go with green even though it may be a bit dark. That's everything bought for this costume now. Just need to wait for it all to turn up!

Wig (Posted 11th January 2015)

Took a chance on this wig on eBay as I was having a bit of wig drama about not really knowing what to do :') I know the braid actually goes around the wrong side, but I'm hoping to restyle it to the correct side when it arrives.

Bow acquired (Posted 11th January 2015)

I had a big search across the internet for a bow when I first started planning this costume, but unfortunately could never find anything that looks remotely similar to the one Katniss uses in the arena. I just recently found a custom bow that someone in the US made, which was a steal at £60 (including postage!).

So that's the bulk of the costume ordered and completed - just need to track down some pants, shoes and a wig, as well as customising the jacket underneath and this costume is complete!

Shoes! (Posted 11th January 2015)

Not 100% accurate but I've been trawling eBay for so long over these shoes that I'm at the point now where I'm happy just to find something similar. Quite happy with these as they were cheap at £13.49 (inc. postage) and it saves me having to put the straps onto some boots myself :)

Jacket bought (Posted 9th January 2015)

I've been umming and ahhing for literally years about buying the replica jacket for The Hunger Games. Unfortunately I can't find the deluxe version any more, but I was quite happy treating myself to the standard one :)

Also bought a plain black v neck top.

Early stages (Posted 11th August 2012)

Going to be doing a makeshift version of this for a shoot on Tuesday :) I've just been watching The Hunger Games so I desperately want to cosplay Katniss now :P It'll be purely made up of things out of my wardrobe so it'll be in no way perfect haha

Beginnings! (Posted 3rd July 2012)

I was going to buy a Mockingjay pin for myself (and I will get around to it eventually), but Lou said that I could borrow her pin to save me a bit of cash so I can get this done quicker :)

I also bought some green pants at work and realised that I could use them for Katniss when I got home! Bargain at £7 and they're so comfy! So happy with them :)