As Effie Trinket would say, tomorrow is going to be a “big, big, big day!” The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits theaters nationwide. Anyone going to a 12:05 a.m. screening? That’s dedication. If you still need a last-minute costume idea, check out my Catching Fire nails. I promised my sister I’d wait and see it with her when I’m home for Thanksgiving but if I could go tonight, I’d totally go all out with these Effie Trinket nails from the first reaping.
Effie’s fashion is my favorite part of the movies. And I’m not the only fan. Folks are already recreating Effie’s clothes and accessories from the Catching Fire press photos. Butterfly fascinator? Already done.
My favorite outfit will always be the magenta skirt suit from The Hunger Games because it’s the first time we meet Effie. It’s piercing cinematography: That giant magenta flower against the dirty, sepia-toned Seam audience. And those nails! I had to find out how to do the half-and-half gold and magenta nails.
There are some how-tos out there that use a makeup sponge and dab on the gold but I’m not a fan of that look. It’s messy and makes blurry lines. My version uses a glitter gradient to create the gold half. It’s a little more sparkly than the nails in the movie, but I think Effie would say, “I just love that!”