How to Dress Like Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games
Do you want to look like Katniss? Here's how.
The newest heroine on the horizon is the amazing Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games. A strong and capable teenage girl who is (mostly) a good role model for girls today. And even though she comes from District 12, where life is difficult and everything is about practicality instead of fashion, she has a fantastic style that every girl (and woman) will want to copy.
As I discussed in my article on Creating a Hunger Games Bedroom for your Tween, District 12's sense of style and fashion harken back to the Great Depression. When times were tough, people focused on practicality instead of beauty. The military look also heavily influences District 12 and Katniss' looks. Therefore, most of Katniss' clothes while in District 12 are earth tones -- brown, beige, green.
Photo from LA Times.
Katniss' Leather Jacket
One of Katniss' most important pieces in her wardrobe is her father's leather jacket. If you don't already have a good broken-in leather jacket, you'll need to get one. If you don't have time to scour flea markets and second-hand stores (which would probably be the best in terms of authenticity, but can take forever), check out the leather jackets below. There's definitely something for everyone.
The great thing about the leather jacket is that it really never goes out of style. You might want to channel Katniss' style today, but tomorrow you might have moved on. The leather jacket will remain a staple in your wardrobe forever.
Katniss' Riding Boots
Katniss wears a really styling pair of riding boots when she is out hunting with Gale in District 12. I have my own pair of riding boots that are amazingly comfortable. This is another item of clothing that can be worn long after you have stopped trying to dress like Katniss.
For an inexpensive pair purchased for a Katniss costume, a great boot is the Breckelles Outlaw riding boot. These are great to wear as part of a costume, or for everyday if you're digging the Katniss look in general. They aren't too expensive, and they get great reviews on Amazon. For the price, you can't beat them!
Katniss' Skinny Jeans
Katniss wears a comfy pair of striped jeans tucked into her riding boots while she is out hunting with Gale. I think a good pair of cord skinny jeans would be perfect, or a simple pair of regular skinny jeans, like these Levis denim leggings.
Basically any jeans or cords that you can stuff into your stylish riding boots would work though. Just make sure they are skinny jeans or cords, and you're set!
Personally, I am a big fan of Lucky Jeans, so I'd totally try these cords. I think they'd be comfortable and easy to wear long after you've stopped being Katniss.
Katniss' Cargo Pants
You can also pair your favorite t-shirt with a pair of cargo pants to create a different Katniss look. Here she is wearing cargo pants, a t-shirt and her Hunger Games jacket. She definitely projects an aura of "don't mess with me!" This is a comfortable and casual look. Once you style your hair and add a mockingjay pin, everyone will know who you are.
If it were me, I'd try these Dickies relaxed cargo pants for an inexpensive, comfortable look.
Katniss and Peeta's Hunger Games Outfits
Can you believe you can buy a replica of the shirt Katniss wears during the actual Hunger Games? Well, you can. You can also get the jacket she wears for protection.
If you are trying to look like Katniss during the actual Hunger Games, then you are in luck. You can get this District 12 training shirt to wear to a Halloween party.
This shirt gets a lot of good reviews on Amazon, and isn't that expensive, so wear it with a pair of black pants and you're ready to go. It's one of the most obvious ways to be Katniss for a Halloween party. No one is going to have any problem telling who you are!
No Katniss look would be complete without the Mockingjay pin. This is an easy way to let everyone know you're just like Katniss!
This pin is only $6 and gets great reviews on Amazon. Most notably, it's made of metal and not a cheap plastic replica.