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Hunger Games Costumes

Katniss Wig for $10.70

September 7, 2014

Katniss WigWe are surprised that we have not seen official Hunger Games costumes, and it is forcing everyone to continue to get creative in creating their own costumes.

We found this wig on Amazon called “Rubie’s Costume Adult Contestant Wig.” Obviously they couldn’t come right out and say “Katniss wig,” but it is pretty obvious my calling it a “Contestant Wig.”

Also, in the description it says “Perfect to wear when you’re competing on reality television or just practicing your archery.” Hmmm…do does that sound like?

What do you think? Would this be a a good wig to wear for a Katniss costume? It is reasonably priced at only $10.70 plus free Prime Shipping.

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We are excited to actually be seeing real Hunger Games costumes this year. Previously we saw a few items here and there that we could turn into a costume. But now costume stores are actually making them almost identical to the ones in the movie!

Here’s a brand new one from Costume Supercenter

Katniss 2014 Costume
Women’s Midnight Huntress Costume

Description: Let the games begin with the Women’s Midnight Huntress Costume. Included in this set are a black dress, belt, satchel and black cuffs with lame trim. The faux leather mini dress has ¾ length sleeves, lame trim and layered epaulettes on the shoulder. The bodice features a silver mesh-type design. The belt and satchel are both black with lame trim. You will be a formidable hunter in this outfit. This versatile garb can be a part of a number of costumes. Leggings, toy bow, arrow and boots are not included but we have a number of complementing items in our accessories section.

They also have this available in a Tween version.

If you are looking for a different kids or Tween Katniss costume, they also have this one. Beware! It is selling out really fast because it is from last year. If you want it, you had better grab it!

Hunger Games Katniss Costume for TweensGirl’s Tween Hooded Huntress Costume at Amazon

Hooded Huntress Child Costume at Spirit Halloween

Description: Your daughter will love this Girl’s Tween Hooded Huntress Costume for her big upcoming Halloween party. This fun ensemble includes a hooded cape with a chain, tunic dress, and gauntlets. The tunic top is purple and features a lace up front and a printed on waist belt with gold detailing. Also included is a great hooded cape that contrasts in color and features a hood with gold detailing. Gauntlets for the wrists add a nice finishing touch. Don’t forget to browse through our accessories for toy weapons like a bow and arrow set and other great add on ideas.

These come in tween sizes medium and large.

Looking for something in a size XXL or XXXL? BuyCostumes has you covered!

Katniss Plus CostumeHuntress Dress – Womens Plus Size Costume

Description: Grab your bows and arrows so you’re all ready for the attack when you surprise everyone this Halloween. Show them who is boss when you wear this Huntress Dress – Womens Plus Size Costume, complete with a hooded cape, tunic dress with attached strap, gauntlets and belt. Black hooded cape makes you easy to hide from your prey so you are always ready for the kill. Gold trim on hood gives a feminine touch and chain across neckline gives a tough appearance. Tunic dress will have you feeling like you can take down any beast of the forest. Attached strap tells everyone you mean business.

Hunger Games Katniss Costume
Black Archer Jacket

If it is out of stock there, try Costume Kingdom (and save 20% with code CK20 through Oct 20)

Description: Put your survival skills to the test in our Hunger Games inspired Women’s Black Archer Jacket. This sporty hooded jacket looks similar to the one that Katniss wears. It features white stripes and a red trim around the hood. Wear it with cargo pants and boots, and tie your hair into a braid for a similar appearance. This item is comfortable and is as great for everyday use as it is on Halloween. If you love this women’s archer jacket, get our bow and arrow toys to bring the whole look together.

These come in small and medium, and you can also get everything else from them that you need to complete the look.

You may find that not all of these are in stock right now, but they will be by Halloween. And we have a Costume Supercenter coupon that you can use! Get 10% off orders of $60 or more with code SUN10.


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Effie Trinket Wig

If you are looking to pull off the Effie Trinket look, you know that you need bright colors and high fashion. But more important than anything is the hair! Since most of us do not have poofy blond curls, we need a wig to do it right. I found a perfect wig at Costume SuperCenter. It’s called the “Chaperone Wig” on their site, but we know who it really looks like. Check it out:

Chaperone Wig Adult
Chaperone Wig Adult
The Chaperone Wig Adult is perfect for many different costumes. This 1940s style up do wig features blonde curls and side bangs. The wig also includes a black flower accessory.

Plus you can stock up on all of your costume needs and save when you use code SAVETEN to take 10% off a $60 purchase at Costume Supercenter. Want free shipping? Get free shipping on purchases of $60 or more with code FREE60.

What do you think? Would this help complete the perfect Effie look for a Hunger Games party or the Catching Fire movie release?

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Essential Katniss Costume Items

September 12, 2012

Having read the books and seen the Hunger Games movie, you know that there are a number of different things that you could pull together to create the perfect Katniss Halloween Costume. Since there are not any Katniss costumes on the market this year, you are going to be on your own to figure one out. You likely already have a few of the pieces that you will need in your wardrobe–dark boots, dark pants, dark jacket. But there are three parts of the Katniss costume that are essential that you likely do not have: the wig, the bow and arrow, and a Mockingjay pin. Luckily, we have found a couple of pretty reasonable options.

Our choice for the Katniss Wig comes from CostumeSupercenter.com.

Katniss Wig

It’s the perfect length and even has bangs like hers.

Assuming that you already have Katniss hair (which a few of you might), the second item you need is your Katniss bow and arrow set. I’ve seen some of these selling for upwards of $100 online, but you do not need those unless you really plan on shooting people (which I hope you do not).

Hunger Games Katniss Bow and Arrow

You can get this set at BuyCostumes.com and it has great ratings. Combine the wig and bow and arrow set to save on shipping charges. Plus, they usually have a coupon on their website. (If they do not have a coupon on their website, you can check out the Sunshine Rewards BuyCostumes coupons).

Here’s another great option for a bow and arrow from Costume Supercenter that you can actually use (plus check out our Costume Supercenter coupons and deals)!
Disney Pixar's Brave Bow and Arrow for Girls
Disney Pixar’s Brave Bow and Arrow for Girls
This accessory features a bow and two suction cup toy arrows. The bow measures 19 inches long and each arrow is 9.5 inches long. This toy gives a great effect to the look and is a safe toy.

The third and obviously most important part of any Katniss costume is the Mockingjay pin. You can get those on Amazon for sure and hopefully for awhile still at Hot Topic, although those types of merchandise tend to sell out there and not get replaced.

We think it’s worth it to spend a little on the wig, bow and arrow, and Mockingjay pin, especially if you already have some clothes that will fit the bill. Katniss and the Hunger Games characters are definitely going to be hot Halloween costumes this year!

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People are already looking for Hunger Games costumes, and although there are not any official ones yet, we have found some ways to create them. The easiest way to style your hair like Katniss is to wear it in a long braid to the side. However, most of us are not lucky enough to have that kind of long hair! If you want to get the Katniss look of the long side braid with bangs that come down into your eyes, we recommend this wig from CostumeSupercenter:

Katniss Wig

For less than $20, it’s a great addition to your costume. Check out the image below from the movie and tell us what you think:
Katniss Wig

Get more details on the wig from CostumeSupercenter.

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Get the Boots Katniss Wore in Hunger Games

Whether you are putting together a Katniss costume or just trying to get her style, you will love this pair of boots like those that Katniss wore in the movie. The Melissa Tall Lace boots that Katniss wore before entering the arena were produced by the Frye, Co. and retail for around $400. Yikes! The […]

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Order Hunger Games Nail Polish Online

Hunger Games China Glaze nail polish is now available online! All 12 shades are ready for purchase and shipping. You can buy the nail polish at the following merchants and even use the coupon codes listed: Sally Beauty Supply: Take 15% off any online purchase of $25+ with promo code 555993 (Feb. 22- 24) or […]

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New Hunger Games Jewelry

NECA has started releasing new Hunger Games movie merchandise and there is so much of it that we cannot even fit it into one post! For a full listing, check out our Hunger Games merchandise page. For now, let’s just focus on the Hunger Games jewelry. New items include: District 12 Bag Clip Parachute Compartment […]

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Finding Hunger Games Mockingjay Pins

The more popular that the Hunger Games are becoming, the harder that it is to find the Hunger Games merchandise that  came out with the release of the Mockingjay book. Until the movie merchandise starts to come out, we are stuck with limited quantities of the old merchandise, which means higher prices. If you are […]

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Katniss Bow and Arrow

One of the essential elements of a Katniss costume from the Hunger Games is a bow and arrow: Most of us do not have a bow and arrow sitting around and if we did, it would be pretty dangerous to use for a costume. So we found some great sets at our favorite costume stores: […]

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