There are some serious Hunger Games nerds in the Birchbox office (like, the entire editorial team). So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we jumped at the chance to dress up like our favorite characters from the books and movie for Halloween. Even though Katniss is our girl, Effie Trinket—with her eccentric Capitol style and larger-than-life personality—is clearly the more fun choice. Click through for step-by-step directions from makeup artist Reiva Cruze on how to score the look. PLUS, send us pictures of you in your Effie costumes (and any other Hunger Games costumes) and we’ll feature them here on the blog leading up to Halloween! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @birchbox.
It’s finally here! Tomorrow, The Hunger Games (a.k.a the world’s-greatest-movie-ever) is hitting theaters. In honor of our favorite YA-lit trilogy and the release of the much-anticipated first film, we present you with a week of Panem-inspired posts. Today, a tribute to Effie Trinket.
Technically, Effie Trinket is one of the bad guys. As one of the official escorts, she’s the one who brings Peeta and Katniss from District 12 to the Capitol for the Hunger Games and represents the callousness of the Capitol inhabitants. But between her outlandish outfits, her catchy tagline (may the odds be ever in your favor), and her moments of sparring with Haymitch Abernathy, she becomes one of the series’ most endearing characters. By the looks of the movie’s trailers and teaser images, the on-screen Effie will be just as memorable—actress Elizabeth Banks pulls out all the stops, with technicolor makeup, to-die-for nail art, and insanely cool false lashes. While we’re not planning on recreating any of her looks anytime soon—not until Halloween, that is—we do have a few quick ways you can make her proud.
From left: Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence, and Liam Hemsworth.
Last night was the premiere of the year (at least in our eyes). Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson (a.k.a. Katniss, Gale, and Peeta) took to the red carpet, with a slew of other Hollywood stars, for the release of the much-anticipated Hunger Games film. We’re such huge fans, and literally counting the days till we get to watch the movie next week, that we had to share some of our favorite pictures from the night. Click through to see some of our favorite looks!