How to Dress Like Katniss Everdeen
Create a realistic, inexpensive Katniss Everdeen costume with this Hunger Games costume guide. Here you'll find descriptions and photos of each outfit worn by Katniss in the book and movie and creative ideas for putting together an instantly recognizable Girl on Fire costume.
Whether you're looking for tips on how to dress as Katniss in District 12, the Capitol or the arena, this cosplay guide has you covered from braid and bow to boots.
Katniss Everdeen Wig
Throughout the Hunger Games movie, Katniss Everdeen's hair never strays far from her signature style. Regardless of whether she's hunting in District 12 or fighting for her life in the arena, Katniss keeps her long brown hair in a uniquely styled braid. For those whose own hair isn't quite as long or dark as the Girl on Fire's, this wig is an essential accessory.
Descriptions of Katniss Everdeen's District 12 Outfits
- "I swing my legs off the bed and slide into my hunting boots. Supple leather that has molded to my feet. I pull on trousers, a shirt, tuck my long dark braid into a cap, and grab my forage bag." Chapter 1
- "As soon as I'm in the trees, I retrieve a bow and sheath of arrows from a hollow log." Chapter 1
➔ Oversized Tan Leather Jacket
Katniss Everdeen's tan leather jacket is an essential part of your District 12 costume. If saving money is a priority, scour the racks at a secondhand shop like Goodwill or Salvation Army, where a genuine leather jacket — if you're lucky enough to hunt one down! — could be bought for as little as $5.
If searching for a leather needle in a thrift store haystack doesn't appeal to you, pick up a jacket like the one below online, where numerous sizes, cuts and colors are always readily available.
Regardless of whether you pick up your leather jacket in a thrift store or online, remember that Katniss inherited her hunting wardrobe from her father after he died. Keep an eye out for a square-cut men's coat that's slightly oversized then rub sandpaper on the elbows, pockets and collar for added authenticity.