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Hunger Games Effie Trinket Costume

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Hunger Games Effie Trinket Costume

Effie Trinket from Hunger Games

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Costume type:  Costumes for Girls
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

This homemade costume for girls entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Brooke, the 'Effie Trinket from Hunger Games' costume creator:

My daughter Ashleigh dressed up as Effie Trinket from the Hunger Games. We made her costume by printing out a butterfly image on iron-on transfer paper and applied them to an old black dress. I printed additional butterflies of different sizes, cut them out, pasted them together so they would be double-sided and hot glued them around the collar of the dress. The hairpiece was made by gluing a small black shoulder pad to a hair comb for the base. I then added pieces of wire, stuck through the base and covered with black drink stirrers and hot glued additional butterflies of varying sizes to them. We purchased a wig, black lace gloves, and false eyelashes that were the most expensive pieces of the costume. She added some white tights, black shoes and a black belt. She did her make-up and glued small cut out butterflies to her face and arms for the finishing touches.

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#1 comment by Beebs September 20, 2014

I love it! I'm going to try and use this as inspiration, thank you for posting!

#2 comment by Allison September 24, 2014

This is amazing! Is there any chance at all you would consider selling your costume? Thanks so much!
Please let me know!

#3 comment by Brooke October 3, 2014

Sorry, we just found an opportunity for her to wear it again, so we plan to hang on to it. Thanks!

#4 comment by Leann Randall October 17, 2014

So awesome! How many iron on transfer sheets did it take you to fill the dress? SO CREATIVE!! LOVE it - I have been working on one for Halloween.

#5 comment by Brooke October 17, 2014

Thanks. It looks like I used about 15. I think they come 5 to a pack. Try to get them at a craft store when they have 50% off coupon. It really helps keep the cost down.

#6 comment by Jayla October 18, 2014

I have a few questions
1) How many iron on sheets did you use
2) Where did you find that pattern
3) Did you purchase the gloves online

I am making this for a show and want to know if this can be done in a week....

#7 comment by Brooke October 18, 2014

1. I think 15 (see above).
2. Spoonflower.com
3. Gloves and wig were bought at PartyWorks; however, I have seen lace gloves at a $1 store recently for Halloween.

It can definitely be done in a week!

#8 comment by Mandy January 9, 2015

This is really awesome! I'm definitely going to try this!
I only have one question, where did you find the image of the butterflies that you've glued on the dress?

#9 comment by shawna August 10, 2016

love this great job

#10 comment by Kim September 15, 2016

Awesome Job!!! Wow!!

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