Going to and from places on the bus over a decade ago I’d hear this and that about The Hunger Games. I thought it was some new reality show I’d ignored. Come to find out it was a very popular book series that was about to become an even bigger movie franchise with Jennifer Lawrence who fans already loved from the latest X-Men movies, and who’d go on to win even more hearts (and an Oscar) with 2012’s Silver Linings Playbook. However, we’re here to talk about not only Lawrence though. We’re here to celebrate a decade’s worth of The Hunger Games.
10 years and four movies later, it’s hard to deny the impact The Hunger Games made on entertainment with similar tales coming soon after, Lawrence’s career as a whole, as well as our favorite thing around these parts - cosplay! The Hunger Games had so many characters and looks fans scurried to recreate over the years that to celebrate its 10th anniversary, we’re highlighting some of the best of the best that have made them the true Victors.
Katniss had to be quick with those bow and arrow skills.
Spread Your Wings
Effie Trinket was without a doubt the most runway ready when it came to the pure fashion that was The Hunger Games, and while we could’ve done a whole list based on just her - we must admit her butterfly look remains a top favorite.
Woody Harrelson would be proud to see how great this cosplayer came through with the Haymitch appreciation.
Flock of a Feather
Not to be outdone, Katniss gave Effie a run for her money with this feather moment.
Sing Us a Song
The Other Ship
Who else was Team Gale?
Gone but Not Forgotten
We had to do a double-take because this Finnick is spot on!
Hit the Runway
This cosplayer went above and beyond to give us one of the best from Katniss throughout the entire series.
The Ultimate Emcee
The Steve Harvey of The Hunger Games universe, none other than Caesar Flickerman.
This take on Cressida proves that even the simplest looks take the most dedication.
Pulling off the intricate details of Seneca Crane’s facial hair? Kudos to this cosplayer.
We’re suckers for a cute moment caught at the con floor.
Let it, Snow
Politicians always come with baggage, don’t they?