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How to Make Hunger Games Costumes

Sara Eberle
Sept. 28, 2012

As part of the Care.com Halloween costume series, here is how to turn your kids into Katniss and Gale from the popular Hunger Games series.

Looking for a costume theme for your son and daughter? Try the Hunger Games. Kids will love dressing up as the heroine Katniss and her hunting partner, Gale.



  • Black T-shirt
  • Black cotton pants
  • Brown leather boots
  • One package of brown yarn
  • Brown leather jacket
  • Bow and arrow set

Step 1: Put on T-shirt and pants. Tuck pants into boots.

Step 2: Comb hair to one side and braid, so a single braid hangs forward over shoulder. To make or embellish braid, create a long, thick braid with brown yarn and knot at both ends. Attach one end to a barrette and clip into hair or existing braid.

Step 3: Put on leather jacket and sling bow and arrow set over one shoulder, messenger bag style.



  • Gray long sleeve sweat shirt
  • Green khaki fishing vest
  • Green khaki pants
  • Brown suede shoes or work boots
  • Hair gel

Step 1: Assemble and put on outfit.

Step 2: Lightly gel hair, so that it spikes out towards the front.

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