Community Post: 17 Catching Fire & Mockingjay Halloween Costume Ideas

Hunger Games costumes were huge last year. Pink wigs and flowers could turn you into an instant Effie. A side braid, black clothing, and a toy bow and arrows set was all you needed to go as a recognizable Katniss.

2. Halloween 2013 is almost here, and a few short weeks later this happens

Catching Fire hits theaters in less than two months baby! Followed by Mockingjay parts 1 and 2 in November 2014 and 2015. Hunger Games costumes definitely aren’t going anywhere.

3. Heads up though, some of these are probably spoilers if you haven’t read the books

4. Up your game this year and go with a costume inspired by one of the final 2 books

5. 1. Get a black jumpsuit, some fabric paint, and the right makeup, and you can become Katniss in the Tribute Parade

If you really wanna go for it, you could paint flames on your nails. Check out this tutorial.

6. Or, you could order a top on Amazon

Dress it up with orange or red pants.

7. 2. They have a shirt for Peeta too!

And orange pants at

10. 3. Or rock a dress that’s mid transition into a Mockingjay

Start with an old wedding dress (or any white dress) from a thrift store. Then decorate with felt to mimic flames.

12. 4. You could go a step further and rock the burnt Mockingjay dress

Add black feather wings to a black dress, and go crazy with black feathers and a hot glue gun.

13. 5. Fast forward with an all black look and rock Cinna’s Mockingjay suit

Black jeans and a black shirt will work as a base, or get a black bodysuit. Throw on a swat belt a pleather vest and spray paint this Brave bow and arrow black. Become the Mockingjay!

14. 6. How about President Coin? Get a gray wig and a District 13 standard issue look from a local thrift store

16. 7. Extra rope lying around? Dress like Finnick Odair at the Opening Ceremony

In the book he’s literally just wearing knotted ropes that prevent him from being fully naked. Great costume for dudes looking to take advantage of the Halloween slut rule.

18. 8. Any of the Victors in their Quarter Quarrel arena jumpsuit

Easily become one of the Victors selected to return to the area. Make your own costume with a black bodysuit and some gray acrylic paint. Accessorize with forearm guards, knee pads, and black shoes.

19. Or you could buy this “hunter jumpsuit

Make sure to accessorize with the appropriate weapon. If you want to be Finnick get yourself a trident. Or if you want to be Johanna then get yourself a throwing axe.

21. 9. Johanna training for battle in District 13

A great look for anyone with shorter hair, as Johanna rocked a shaved head in District 13. Throw on some dark eyeshadow to make yourself look tortured, and rock a green tank, olive cargo shorts, and a throwing axe.

22. 10. Perhaps you want to be the new Head Gamekeeper?

Get yourself a gray short wig, a purple pant suit, and a long black coat.

23. Show off your attention to detail by making yourself a Mockingjay watch

“Plutarch has run his thumb across the crystal face of the watch and for just a moment an image appears, glowing as if lit by candlelight. It’s another mockingjay.”

24. 11. You could buy the exact Alexander McQueen spring 2011 dress Effie wears in the Catching Fire movie

27. For a lower cost version, buy a bunch of floral butterflies and a bag of new glue sticks

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28. 12. Or go for a darker Effie when she’s reunited with Katniss at the end of the 3rd book after being held as a prisoner in The Capitol

“Polished from her metallic gold wig to her patent leather high heels, gripping a clipboard. Remarkably unchanged except for the vacant look in her eyes.”

29. 13. Gale being whipped

Perfect for dudes looking for an easy costume. All you need is a pair of old pants and some fake blood. Check out this article for tips on making your own costume blood.

30. 14. Buttercup playing Crazy Cat with members of District 13

Cat ears and a flashlight is all you really need.

31. 15. Leeg 1 and 2

These two members of Squad 451 looked so similar that Katniss could only differentiate them by checking for gold specs in Leeg 2’s eyes.

32. 16. Got a buzz cut? Easily become Cressida by drawing a few green vines on your scalp

33. 17. Create an awesome Tigris costume by starting with a simple tiger costume

34. Throw on a fur jacket (remember Tigris owns a fur shop), and some long ass whiskers

35. Finish the look by carrying a steak dog toy

Tigris only eats raw meat y’all!

36. No matter what costume you go with, jump in head first, and let your creativity take over!

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