Costume :Effie Trinket
Variant :Butterfly Dress
Source :Hunger Games - Catching The Fire
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Comic Con May 2014

Costume Photos


butterfly heaven

Effie wig and fascinator

Dress 2

Effie images


Costume Information

Cost : £40
Time Taken : 3 weeks

Pretty Butterfly Dress designed by Alexander McQueen for Effie Trinket in Hunger Games 2.

The butterflies were all made a couple of weeks ago along with the fascinator.
I printed them and laminated them with matt sheets. I was worried that they would collapse on me if it was wet, then they would just be a soggy papier-mache!!
this way the will be stiffer to sew on and will last for a long while.

Fabric from Spoonflower USA ordered 8 April

21/5/14 Arrived today - this is the closest I have ever come to not finishing a costume.
I now have 2 days to make dress in "phew"
A word to the wise - I ordered the fabric and expected to pay import duty (£4.29) on it. I wasn't expecting the PO to charge £8 to handle a parcel with import duty. Watch out for the hidden extras when ordering from abroad!


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Looking forward to seeing this. I'm sure it will be lovely.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 25 April, 2014 - 21:47

Hello Bun, I am awash with butterflies at the moment!

by CosplayMutha on Friday, 25 April, 2014 - 21:51
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That wig is looking great! For the shoes, have you considered wedges with the teeth/claws painted on neutral background colour?

by PandoraCaitiff on Saturday, 3 May, 2014 - 20:27
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Oh wow, this looks amazing so far! :)

by HarryKurt on Saturday, 3 May, 2014 - 20:59
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Wig looks gorgeous!

by InfiniteJester on Saturday, 3 May, 2014 - 22:58
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Wow! I love that wig :)

by Sunny-D on Sunday, 4 May, 2014 - 10:30

Thank you all very much - I hope its not too windy as the wig has a mind of its own! Lots of kirby grips I expect!

by CosplayMutha on Wednesday, 21 May, 2014 - 21:30