How to Make a Katniss Everdeen Halloween Costume

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Who says you have to sport a grungy, weeks-without-a-shower-fighting-for-your-life look to dress up as Katniss Everdeen? This Halloween, channel your inner heroine while looking courageous AND cute. There is a way to make sporty look sassy, and Pop Campus is going to help you do it.

 A Katniss costume is the way to go if you’re not looking to dish out cash this Halloween. To execute this outfit, you’re looking for a lot of neutrals. In the movie, Katniss wears army green pants while she’s participating in the Hunger Games. If you want to spice things up, opt for a cute green skirt or dark green shorts. High-waisted shorts or scalloped shorts would go great with a brown belt. You can be creative with your choice of bottoms as long as you stick to an army green color scheme.

Another staple in the Everdeen wardrobe is a pair of dark brown boots. If you’re looking to dress up your costume for a party or just for fun, try a heeled bootie or extra tall boots to add some flavor.

For the top of the costume, you can wear a brown or black jacket. A leather jacket would be a great addition if you’ve got one. If you wear a black jacket, make sure to incorporate a hood to authenticate your costume.


The accessories in this costume are key. If you’ve got time, run over to your local Halloween superstore and pick up a bow and arrow set. Another alternative is to buy just a few arrows and stick them in your purse to carry as a cute prop. Get your hands on a Mockingjay pin, it will be a dead giveaway that you’re dressed as Katniss.

For a few finishing touches, scrunch or wave your hair for a more natural look and braid it on the side of your head. You can keep your makeup minimal or create a smoky eye and bronzed look to present a sultrier side to your Katniss creation.
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About The Author

Caroline Finnegan is a rising junior in the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studying news editorial journalism. She is the Contributing Editor and Weekly Columnist of  U of I’s branch of The Odyssey, a Greek newspaper, as well as the leader of ceremonial services and ritualistic practices of her sorority Kappa Alpha Theta. She is currently working for a music promotions company and at her mom’s clothing store. Caroline hails from the Windy City and prefers everything Chicago style, including sailing on Lake Michigan, Jonathon Toews (and the Blackhawks), Wrigley Field and of course, Oprah. Some of her favorite things include: biographies, New Orleans. singing cards, and elephants. She aspires to become a writer for a television show like Saturday Night Live, or her favorite, Modern Family. Next Spring, she plans on studying in her Grandpa’s homeland of Italy.