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Katniss's wedding gown+book vs. movie

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I wanted to show that in the upcoming movie "Catching Fire," the wedding gown Katniss will wear looks NOTHING like the book version. The book version's on the left, while the movie version's on the right. (This is all thanks to Azalea's Heroine Fan-Art Creator game: [link] ). While beautiful, it seems the costume designers once again took the minimalist approach towards Katniss's costumes when translated into film; although this a much more dramatic change from a crystal-covered gown to a silken orange one that sets on fire.

In the novel, Katniss said that Cinna had created several wedding gowns for her to pose in for pictures, while in the Capitol, the citizens got to vote electronically on their favorite. The winner was a Russian/Medieval-sounding dress with long, bell-shaped sleeves & lots of pearls worn at the throat (possibly more all over the dress). I couldn't quite reproduce the outfit on the game, but I did my best.

And yet you can see for yourself that the movie Katniss won't even be wearing a veil, much less anything with sleeves? It sounds like the costume designer got lazy & decided just to copy off of Alexander McQueen for their designs.
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LadyAquanine73551's avatar
Yeah, sure it's pretty.  But are you making the mistake of saying I'm messed up? I don't appreciate that attitude.
pamlaisly232's avatar
it was a mistake and i'm the messed up one
dolphinsrock101's avatar
i like the movie version better personally
amanmangor's avatar
Umm... with everything that the film makers need to fit into catching fire, Isn't it a tad ridiculous to get this upset? The dress on the left looks better anyway
MuirOfLanternWaste's avatar
The dress on the left does look more futuristic, and the filmmakers may be following the spirit, not the letter of the book.
Although I really REALLY hope they include the bride-to-mockingjay scene.
amanmangor's avatar
If they leave that out, I'm walking out of the theater.
MuirOfLanternWaste's avatar
I wouldn't... just in case they merely switched around the order of events, but yeah... I would be SORELY disappointed if they left it out.
jjulie98's avatar
I completely agree with you! Is it so hard to do one thing that will match the book?
LadyAquanine73551's avatar
I sometimes wonder. I mean, the movie version is beautiful, but it's SO mainstream. Every bride wears that style right now. Why not let Katniss be unique?
jjulie98's avatar
Yeah, they could change the dress a little bit, but not make it completely different! Katniss's dress in the book sounded unique and beautiful and now they've gone and changed the dress completely different! Ugh! Hollywood...
LadyAquanine73551's avatar
At least we'll still have the interview scene to relish ;). That is SO gonna be epic :dance:
jjulie98's avatar
Yeah! I hope so! :D
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