Catching Fire has so many awesome outfits for Katniss. There are so many I want to make. But sometimes it’s just easier to buy the outfit or the pieces.
Case in point, the training outfit.
I have the Neca replica of the training shirt from the first movie; it was only natural that I would get the outfit from the second movie. The original outfit designer, Lucas Hugh, made the entire outfit (jacket, capri, shirt, and bra) available for purchase. However, even as a set the outfit was priced at 550 pounds (roughly the equivalent of $900).
Luckily NECA came out with their replicas. Hot Topic didn’t have them available but I managed to find NECA’s eBay page. I was able to get the jacket and the capris for 1/10th the cost of Hugh’s set. Alas, I don’t have the shirt and bra but they are not necessary components if you are wearing the jacket. I plan to wear a plain black tank underneath; if I can find some silver reflective fabric, I’ll add the accents later.
The jacket…omg I love the jacket. The outer fabric feels sturdier and different from the capris, but the colors compliment each other well. It has a felt lining which allows it to be worn in the cooler temps of spring and fall. The slight peplum bottom hides my larger hips and gives a very streamlined appearance. I have a smaller chest to the top was a tad boxy on me but I can live with that.
The capris are made of breathable stretch lycra that doubles as an actual pair of work out pants. There’s a good amount of stretch in them to fit most body types, but I think the sizing is a little on the large side (I bought a small and it fits perfectly to my pear shaped body). Ladies, beware; the side paneling is mesh so if you’re like me and can’t go commando, think about your options.
I need to find some black sneakers to wear with these. I am eyeing a pair of Skeckers that are low cut on the ankle and are not too expensive but we shall see.
I think I’m next going to attempt her chariot parade dress. I love that dress and I’ve made similar before. Finding fabric is going to be a pain though. =/
P.S. I have no idea why my pictures are tilted. I was standing perfectly straight when taking them. Guess I need a little more practice.