Wednesday, March 28, 2012

District Style Challenge

Well, after getting to see the Hunger Games in an advanced screening and not being able to confirm or deny the existance to pockets, I made the pants in a day, and with pockets, for the midnight showing. I have to take the waistband back off and take it in, but they are essentially done. Hopefully I can find the right fabric later. I'll be putting up pics later :)

In the mean time, for funsies, I decided to enter the District Style Challenge #4 on the Capitol Couture website ( This is a mock fashion website for the Capitol of Panem, and they are running several style contests. Some of the winners chosen weren't professional looking art so it gives me a little hope that they are looking at actual design and not art. It was fun either way. Here's my entry... it's kind of huge:

 I used District 4 as the inspiration, which is the fishing industry, as my inspiration. The wrap dress would be ombre-dyed. The collar is meant to emulate waves, while the fluffy trim at the base is meant to emulate seafoam. It closes with a jeweled starfish brooch. Underneath is a mesh bodysuit (or separates, if I were making it for me) that covers the shoes also. The shaping at the bottom of the sleeves and the neckline is meant to look like corral, and is beaded with orange, peach, corral, and white seed beeds. I'm no good with hair and make-up, so I made a giant barrel-roll to keep with the wave motif, shiny orange lipstick and nails, with silvery-white eyeshadow and orange jewels along the lid. I'd have designed the make-up better, but I'm not good with doing any detailed coloring.

So, there you have it :) I'll actually be having more Hunger Games related stuff to post soon... I'm opening up a new Etsy shop with geek-related purses, and my first is a purse inspired by Effie Trinket. I am almost done with the prototype and hope to start making the sellable purses this week. I'm excited, it's kinda gaudy, just like Effie ;)


  1. love the look. especially the ombre dying. new favorite thing.

  2. I love the dress! And Effie, too...I've been making crazy fascinators with her in mind.
    Will you be making this dress? :)

  3. @Amanda: Thanks! I love the look, but I have yet to actually try ombre dying. Eep!
    @Ashlee: I love Effie, she's crazy! I'm making some Effie purses. I won't be making the dress. Can't quite squeeze it into my schedule and not sure where I would wear it!


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