movie date ~ Happy Easter!

This supposed to be posted before. I know... I know... its been a very hectic week, also at work! Last time was movie date (read: not a date cause I am by myself), watching the Hunger Games movie. I wanted to post this NOT because of post-related my own outfit that day, but wants to focus on the fashion that take part (maybe) about 40% of the movie.

Costume designer Judianna Makovsky has been a member of Gary Ross' cinematic glam squad for years. As thrice-Oscar-nominated designer collaborated with Ross on a number of his films, including "Pleasantville" and "Seabiscuit," and now the duo worked on their highest-profile movie at the moment; one in which wild wigs, garish gowns and flame-licked jumpsuits are involved!

The storyline goes like this, in a not-too-distant future, North America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidations of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss' young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives. [Katniss played by Jennifer Lawrence, Peeta played by Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth are in it as well!]

The costume designer, Judianna Makovsky

The (if not 40%) fashion in the movie

(yes, this is Stanley Tucci with hair!)

la la la lalala... Gaga... oh la la..... [feels like singing this song]

Quoting interview with MTV about the costume designing of Hunger Games

~MTV: Which outfit posed the biggest challenge to you?
~Makovsky: I think the interview dress. I think it was the hardest because the description in the book was something every fan loves but, honestly, in my opinion, and in all of our opinions, it wasn't going to translate. Having this dress covered in flame-like jewels, you know, it's no longer about Katniss. It's about the dress. Also, the dress has a chance, a very big chance, of coming off as cheesy.

~MTV: I can see how it might verge into figure-skating-costume territory.
~Makovsky: See, that's what I was worried about. It was going to be a "Dancing With the Stars" dress. I said, "I think we shouldn't go that way." First of all, all those jewels, it's going to be so heavy it won't twirl. She won't be able to move or walk. People don't realize that. I decided that it should really be about Katniss, and I wanted a young, fresh, modern couture cut, that when you first see her beautiful dress and she does her twirl, it does what it does. I mean, the bottom does have Swarovski crystals on it. But I really wanted it to be about Katniss. How beautifully she has transformed. It's not the dress that transformed her. It's her. Her beauty comes through. 

~MTV: Fans were also really excited to see Katniss' sleek Girl on Fire outfit. You have a bit of experience with jumpsuits from working on "X-Men: The Last Stand." Did you hearken back to those superheroes for inspiration?
~Makovsky: I actually had the woman who made my "X-Men" jumpsuits make these costumes for me. She's a genius at that kind of fit. Everyone thinks it's leather — it's not leather. It's a novelty stretch fabric with this embossed plastic on it. It's a very strange fabric. There's also some stretch patent leather in there, but there's no leather. I just wanted something that would have this incredible silhouette and have the shine of coal. In the books, it's actually described a little bit more bland to me. It sounds like leotards and tights with high boots. It has a cape. There were all kinds of things that had to change because of physical and practical things on a chariot. The description in the book — Katniss and Peeta wear the same thing. Katniss had this fabulous headdress, but you put the headdress on Peeta and it looks pretty stupid. You can't always do the same for a boy and a girl.

This is a scene from Ugly Betty season 4 when Wilhelmina Slater were in hospital bed reading the Hunger Game book! Oh yes, confirmed its a fashion genre movie/ book!

.... i want your loving and i want your revenge, you and me..... [still feels like singing this song]



  1. Looks like a great movie. Happy Easter!


  2. The fashion in the hunger games was beyond incredible. LOVED that movie.


  3. I recently stumbled across your blog and I LOVE it! I love the layout to the content and everything in between! I love fashion in the Hunger Games, it's so unique!

    Love from, THE EASTERN PEARL

  4. arrw, thank you. you're words make me to feel better. :D

  5. Great blog! :)

    I invite you to

  6. Ah i love that movie also! =D

  7. I love the movie!!! BTW Happy Easter sis :)

  8. Hiii, love the movie! Cakep2 fotonya, I think sutradaranya did a great job on this one! Happy easter ;)


  9. Thank you for your lovely comment! :)

  10. Thanks!
    I want to see that movie :o it's seems pretty cool!

  11. Awesome pictures and costumes! I really want to watch the movie, but i must read the book first! i heard both the movie and book got great reviews!