HAPPY HUNGER GAMES!!!! Holy Eff(ie), we’ve been waiting for what feels like an eternity for the release of The Hunger Games movie. And now *hyperventilating* it is HERE. Well, almost here, as the official release isn’t until this Friday, but we can attest—without saying too much—that this film is beyond the beeeeyyond. You guys, it’s EPIC, and if there’s any way to get in the full on Katniss Everdeen fighting spirit, we suggest you deck yo’selves out for the release in your respective districts. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t show your support for the tributes who are risking their lives or tip your ensemble out all citizen of Panem style. (We may loathe their naïveté but their craymazing fash magic is fun to mimic.) Thus, ladies and gentlemen, it is with great pleasure that we share with you some HG accessories to help you battle it out. May the odds (and ends, bits, and baubles) be ever in your favor.
KULT OF KATNISS
As you know, Katniss Everdeen is who we’re all rooting for in the dystopian Hunger Games universe. We follow her journey from hunting enthusiast and District 12 teen to bow and arrow-wielding fighting machine (which demanded rigorous training for star Jennifer Lawrence). We think this Digby & Iona Bluejay Arrow Necklace exemplifies the spirit of Katniss while also tipping its hat to the Mockingjay birds referenced in both the book series and in the film. In keeping with the arrow theme, we’d also wear this Huyana Arrow Cuff, House of Harlow 1960 Antiqued Arrow Ring, and Pamela Love Five Spike Earrings on opening day and every day thereafter. If your love of the Games runs as deep as a district coal mine, though (#sadface), we also suggest you run around town with this District 12 Tribute Tote Bag to show your support of both Katniss and Peeta. But wait! There’s more…
CITIZEN OF PANEM
Callis headband, Paperself lashes, Sephora by Opi Trend Tips, Stila Glitter Eyeliner, Tatty Devine Pegasus Earrings, ban.do Pom Pom Flower.
Photo: Opening Ceremony; Paperself; Sephora; Tatty Devine; ban.do
Effie Trinket is the escort for District 12, and as a citizen of the tricked-out, candy-colored Capitol City where everyone dresses like late ’80s club kids, she’s always decked out in something colorful and slightly ridiculous. We think it would be fun to dress up in Capitol Couture, so we suggest wearing some sort of eye-catching headpiece like Effie does. This Callis Helico Headband is perfect and doubles as a fun prom or wedding accessory. If you’re truly down for Eff-ing it up, though, we suggest wearing Paperself’s Deer and Butterfly Lashes (which Effie actually wears!) along with Sephora by OPI Trend Tips nail adhesives and Stila Glitter Eyeliner, which is Cinna’s guyliner of choice. And since we can’t get our hands on those Vintage Tribute Token-inspired McQueen peep-toes, with the gold wings on either side, we suggest going for these gold Tatty Devine Pegasus Earrings. Don’t forget to affix a ban.do Pom Pom Flower somewhere on your person too.
“The Hunger Games” Mockingjay Pin.
Photo: Hot Topic
Oh, and if you’re wondering why we didn’t include the infamous Hunger Games Mockingjay Pin, it’s because they’re already completely SOLD OUT. But we’re ready to fight to the death for one. Metaphorically, of course.