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Katniss Everdeen - Reaping Day

By Verdaera
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Here is a full shot of my Katniss Reaping dress, complete with shoes. I managed to snag a pair of the screen-accurate shoes which were more affordable because they were 'imperfect'. I dyed them several times to get them from bright red to a brownish tone. I made the dress from a floral/leaf rayon print on vintage fabric, which I stripped back the color and overdyed in blue (exactly how the original was created). I put on clear, faceted buttons from my grandmother's vintage button collection.

Photo by Bryan Humphrey

***PLEASE NOTE: My work is not 'cosplay', it is costuming. Costuming is the art of creating costumes and designing a character look. 'Cosplay' is the activity of role playing while in costume, which not an activity I participate in, and is often confused for costuming.. Please only refer to my work as Costuming. Thank you for your understanding.***
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998x1500px 1.07 MB
Shutter Speed
1/160 second
Focal Length
85 mm
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Date Taken
Sep 3, 2015, 2:45:33 PM
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blessedout's avatar

Did you find the pattern for the dress somewhere or did you create the pattern? If so, did you share it anywhere? It looks EXACTLY like the one in the movie! Great job costuming!!!

Also, would you be willing to try your hand at creating a dress like the one Lucy Gray Baird wears in BoSaS?

enteringmymind's avatar
You just keep BLOWN my mind away!!!:omfg: You look Amazing!!! And I was able to see the original up close and by all your talent it is as if you are wearing the original!!:clap:
MalteseLizzieMcGee's avatar
I love how you've rendered all the little details, like the gathers/smocking near the shoulders, and all the little darts at the waist. 
Verdaera's avatar
Thanks very much!
kyrawriter's avatar
It's a pretty enough dress but I liked her girl on fire dress better.
Very good recreation thought
Verdaera's avatar
What, this one? Katniss Everdeen, The Girl On Fire by Verdaera   Yeah, I made that one, too. And I love them both.
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