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Katniss Everdeen - Reaping Day

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By Verdaera   |   Watch
Published: January 1, 2016
© 2016 - 2019 Verdaera
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.***
Image size
998x1500px 1.07 MB
Shutter Speed
1/160 second
Focal Length
85 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Sep 3, 2015, 2:45:33 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
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enteringmymindHobbyist Digital Artist
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:
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MalteseLizzieMcGee Traditional Artist
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. 
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VerdaeraProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much!
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It's a pretty enough dress but I liked her girl on fire dress better.
Very good recreation thought
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VerdaeraProfessional Artisan Crafter
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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