Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 76th Hunger Games.
The final installment of the multi-million dollar franchise, “Mockingjay Part 2,” comes to a close this weekend and though we will have our popcorn and tears ready, preparing for its last theatrical debut is a little depressing. We fell in love with the films right around the same time Jennifer Lawrence made her mark on Hollywood, and we’ve continued to follow the story on the big screen (not to mention the books, too).
Lawrence has become a style icon in her own right, but the costume design seen throughout the first three films, including the dedication of the entire cast (including Effie’s nails), are everything we could want in this futuristic world. The capitol and the 13 districts bring out all different types of dress, not to mention extreme detail on all fronts.
We’ve been continuously impressed with each new film and though the final chapter in Suzanne Collins’ trilogy is sure to sadden, we wanted to look back at some of our favorite looks. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for our eyes this last time around. May be odds be ever in our favor.
The Girl on Fire
This was the first in a sequence of Cinna’s “Girl on Fire” inspired dresses, each with their own version of “there’s more than meets the eye.” The color is a symbol in itself but the twirl-induced fire train set the audience out for one of many symbolic looks that only got better throughout the films.
The Caesar Flickerman
You want to hate the character but you also find him amusingly arrogant as the host for each new “Hunger Games” event. Not to mention the man pony was taken to new waves of color in both a royal blue and pastel lavender. The matching pattern suits and flawless smile just added to the looks and was perfectly executed by the infamous Stanley Tucci.
The Butterfly Effie
The insanely gorgeous pieces of every Effie outfit is executed to perfection from makeup to nail polish. This butterfly ensemble is a bold contrast to the greys around her but stands out even more with the fitted bodice and matching wig. This scene was heart wrenching but you can’t help but love everything about this dress. Don’t even get us started on the collar.
The Wedding Dress
The layers of silk, organza and intricate detail make this last Girl on Fire dress a beautiful representation of everything we’d expect from Cinna in the second film, “Catching Fire.” Even if it was for a fake wedding and the start of an even more fabulous look, we love everything about it.
This dress put President Snow over the edge and we can see why. This wedding dress turned symbol of hope last look (not to mention the wings) left the audience in awe and forced the hand of the Capitol prior to the 75th Annual Hunger Games. It may have brought on the fall of Katniss’ designer-turned-friend but hands down it was the dress of all dresses.