I get a lot of requests for something like this, so in honor of
a) my just-released new Hunger Games parody and b) my favorite holiday fast approaching, here's how I put together my quick & easy Katniss costume for Halloween last year - since then, I've worn it in two different music
videos in addition to the sketch above.
The inspiration for my interpretation of Katniss's look came from the artist known as RatGirlStudios - especially here and here.
1. Olive Green Tank Top - I got mine on sale for $6 at Forever 21, but any standard olive/hunter/forest green shirt will work.
2. Brown Leggings - Again with the Forever 21, this time for just $5. I was originally looking for a lighter shade of actual pants, more beige than brown,but going darker and tighter ended up being a good decision once I was running around and climbing trees in the woods - way less dirt shown, and much easier to move in!
3. Black Combat Boots - Any style will do.Sleek and simple is ideal.
4. Brown and Gold
Belt - I wanted a gold accent to complement the gold of the Mockingjay pin, and a plain brown belt with a gold buckle tied the outfit together nicely.5. Fingerless Gloves -These - bought for $9 at Hot Topic - made the look a little more badass.
6. Mockingjay Pin -These were so hard to find when I was first looking, but might be a little easier post-Comic Con - if you still don't have access to an actual pin, however, you can easily create one yourself with a Mockingjay pendant necklace or keychain from Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com - just remove the pendant from the necklace/keychain part and hot glue a small safety pin to the back. Voila!
Braid your hair, of course, and as far as makeup, go for natural, earthy tones. Optionally, you can add blood, dirt, a toy bow, and an orange backpack. Send me pictures if you do end up dressing up as Katniss, and let me know if this is helpful! :D May the odds be ever in your favor.