How to Dress Like Katniss, Peeta, and Other Tributes in Catching Fire Movie

Yep! Halloween is already near and it’s time to hit the closet and dress up like Katniss and other tributes just like what we see in the movie adaptation of Catching Fire. The movie isn’t out yet but we already have an idea on how these tributes look like in the training center and in the arena. Of course, we’ve seen them in the trailer and from the stills released on different entertainment medium like magazines and on the movie’s official social media accounts. Last year, NECA had released replicas of the costumes and props used in The Hunger Games. However, there are not yet news if they are going to do the same for Catching Fire. Anyway, here are some tips on how to dress like Katniss and the rest of the Catching Fire characters.

Katniss and Peeta in their arena outfit

Peeta and Katniss in their training outfit

Katniss in the training center

full training center outfit in Catching Fire (Johanna Mason)

Training Shirt

Arena Outfit

UPDATE: There’s already a replica of the arena outfit for Catching Fire. Check it out below.

How to Get Cinna’s Gold Eyeliner

In this post, let me share to all of you how you could copy Cinna’s gold eyeliner, his trademark in the books/movie. The tips below were from Ve, the makeup artist in her Hollywood Life interview. Good luck to your cosplay!

Surprisingly, Ve didn’t actually use an eyeliner to create the gold line. Instead, she used MAKE UP FOR EVER Metal Powder in #1 Sunflower Gold. Using a powder product as an eyeliner is a great way to create an incredibly pigmented shade that won’t budge.

If you want to copy Cinna’s liner, simply dip a small, pointed eyeliner brush into a bit of water and then into the Metal Powder. Carefully draw on your line and enjoy the look!

Katniss and Effie’s Hair Tips from the Hunger Games Movie Stylist Linda Flowers

Ever wonder how Jennifer Lawrence’s hair is styled for the Hunger Games movie? Hairstylist Linda Flowers has provided tips on how she brought the signature hair looks of Katniss to film. Read on the article from

Jennifer Lawrence’s The Hunger Games tresses were “classic and soft”, says the film’s hairstylist.

The Hunger Games’ on set hairstylist Linda Flowers says she loved creating Katniss’ look towards the end of the film.

“I loved doing Jennifer’s – Katniss’ hair when she was coming home from the games. She wore a pink dress that looked like it was from the 50s so I used the TopStyler and did figure eights and one finger curls with the c-shells to get a contemporary finger wave style like a 50s old Hollywood look. I believe it portrayed how much she had grown up from the games and came into her own as a young women because it was classic and soft,” she told Beauty High.

“And of course Effie – Elizabeth Banks – was really fun, she was sophisticated yet whimsical. How often do you get to put pink and green hair on someone?”

Jennifer wears a braid throughout the most of the film as her character’s signature look. Linda has explained how she created the classic hair do.

“Katniss’ signature braid took about 20 minutes – I first used the TopStyler by InStyler to create texture in her hair then I did a French braid from her left side scooping down her nape and over to the right side. I tried to create something a little more interesting then just a side braid,” she explained.

So, just remember, Katniss’ signature hairstyle in the Hunger Games movie:

    Step one: prep

    Start by setting hair with The TopStyler, a curling and waving system that Flowers invented herself, using a soft-spin technique to form texture and dimension. Do this by twisting the hair a few times, wrapping it backward with one finger, and clamping it in place using the ceramic shell clips (much the same as you would hot rollers). Let your hair set for 10 minutes and release when cool.

    Step two: braid

    Create a side-swept French braid by starting on the left side of your head and plaiting around until it drapes over your right shoulder. For a natural, unfinished look, leave a few wispy pieces out of the braid to frame your face.

       Thanks Buzz Sugar for the steps!

      Here is a video demonstrating the famous Katniss sidebraid in the movie from Linda Flowers and CuteGirlsHairstyles:

      To complete the looks, you must also know how to dress like Katniss in the 74th Hunger Games. Find out how by visiting this link. For the Hunger Games movie’s costume replica, like the jacket or the training shirt, click here.

      These products might be useful in creating Katniss’ signature hairstyle in the Hunger Games movie.