Rubie's Official Costume
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Bart:"That was the most interesting thing for us. These characters had been really established and to strip them down and break them from society was great for us. It was also interesting to think how we would create something for these characters' styles to come out of, even though they're in the same clothing. Eiffe is the best example of that. Each character took the same base clothing and made it their own." Was it important to show their personality coming through?
The Capitol aesthetic was inspired by the work of Elsa Schiaparelli, Alexander McQueen, and John Giuliano, as well as Elizabethan clothing and Italian fascist architecture.  It’s a big mix: borrowing, loans, rentals, manufacturing, purchasing. Just because there’s so much stuff in the whole film, to be quite honest, we would have never had the time, nor the money, to build everything ourselves. I was really, really grateful that, you know, some really beautiful designers were willing to loan us pieces. We always take the actors’ personalities into account. I mean, I never really design the clothes until I know who the actor is. Of course they have opinions, but you also have to make the actor comfortable on-camera. That’s my job: to make it easy for them to their job, to not think about the costume. Some of these costumes, of course, are not the most comfortable things on earth, especially in that heat. But you have to let the actor’s personality shine through to a certain extent. The costumes of the male and female in the 74th Hunger Games represented folded origami paper. Their headpieces were sculpted to look like a professionally made origami.  However, Johanna Mason later stated that their stylist was the biggest idiot in the Capitol and had dressed the District 7 tributes as trees for the last forty years, contradicting the costumes used in the films. A pair of knee pads come attachable to the suit so that your knees are protected when it comes to those combat moments against the other tributes or you are making your way through the jungle in the arena.
This Friday, a little old movie called The Hunger Games (based on the first book from Suzanne Collins’s best-selling trilogy) hits theaters. Costume designer Judianna Makovsky had the task of re-creating the looks for the people of Panem, including the outrageous pink getup Elizabeth Banks wears as Effie Trinket, the uniforms worn by tributes as they fight to the death, and Jennifer Lawrence’s show-stopping “girl on fire” moment. Makovsky, who hadn’t even read the books before director Gary Ross offered her the gig, talks about becoming a fan, her connection to Lenny Kravitz, and whether she’s Team Peeta or Team Gale.
https://web.archive.org/web/20150130152757/http://www.vogue.com/873551/dressing-the-hunger-games-costume-designer-judianna-makovsky Yes. I’d done this before — I designed the first Harry Potter — and you don’t want to disappoint the fans. Things change when you do a film, but you try the best — I try the best I can to be respectful of the material and the characters. I mean, it’s mostly about the characters, and even if you can’t do every detail that’s in a book, you want to get the essence of that character across. Kurt:"We wanted it to be seen in different ways - we didn't want her to become a super hero in an immobile suit that she can only wear one way. Her wings and shoulders are designed to be ceremonial, but the armour can also be taken off so you can see that girl again - you can see Katniss. Even if it didn't have the wings, she could be out on the field and become a soldier." What is Jennifer like to work with? In the book, they’re kind of described as sheer blue jumpsuits. And, again, when you’re writing, you know, you can visualize, and this is great. But I have to say, every actor that came in for the fitting, before they saw the costume was like, “Are we wearing sheer?” [ Laughs] It was everyone’s concern.One of the things that Francis and I talk about—and we talked with Elizabeth about it—is that Effie is in a really tough position. She lived this Capitol life, but she starts to realize how damaging this all is. She looks happy, and she’s very Capitol, and she’s vibrant and she’s colorful—but she’s always uncomfortable. Volunteer as tribute alongside a reaped Peeta and represent District 12 in our Adult Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen Costume. This suit was worn in the second Hunger Games film, 'Catching Fire' when Katniss Everdeen enters the Quarter Quell with the other districts victors in a tropical beach themed anniversary tournament. Kurt:"I think so. Bart always references private school where you have all the same thing and people do little things to make themselves stand out, whether they are doing it intentionally or not. It can be subtle. When Katniss first meets President Coin it's important for them to be on the same level ground - they are wearing the same thing. But Katniss is a little more unbuttoned while Coin's top button is done up. It's those subtle differences which help define characters."
The District 10 male and female tributes had costumes that were glitzed up in golden fringe, and meant to represent cowboys and cowgirls from their district.  On Lucy Gray's "granny boots": “What can I put her in, that’s going to allow her to crawl through these tunnels and scurry up walls and, and get around?” [Summerville] wondered. “I wanted to give her something that was really attractive, and had a little bit of sex appeal and glamour to it. She’s a bit of a cancan girl, but then also give her ankle support.”  https://www.panempropaganda.com/movie-countdown/2023/10/1/the-ballad-of-songbirds-snakes-makeup-designer-sherri-berman.html Effie, over time, gets a little more serious. She loses a little bit of her flightiness. Were you able to reflect that in her clothing as the movie progressed?Christian Cordella, an illustrator who worked on the first film, returned to create illustrations for District 13's costumes.  Main article: The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Costume designer: Trish Summerville In an interview with MTV, costume illustrator and designer Christian Cordella said he worked on "pretty much everything from the fire dress to the Hunger Games suit."