‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Character Portraits Reveal New Costumes [Updated]

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[UPDATE: We now have additional character portraits for Beetee (Jeffrey Wright), Johanna (Jena Malone) and more!]

We’re somewhere near 8-9 months away from Lionsgate premiering The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in theaters, so it’s a bit early for a trailer to be just around the corner. Of course, that doesn’t mean other forms of marketing aren’t getting a head-start on the inevitable blitz arriving this Fall.

The faux-magazine for The Hunger Game‘s setting Panem (a.k.a. the dystopian future version of North America), Capitol Couture has begun unveiling a series of “Victory portraits” that showcase various main characters in new fancy attire – as should be featured in the actual Catching Fire movie. For your convenience, we’ve rounded them all up together here and will update with any additional portraits as they drop.

Catching Fire finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) some time after their Hunger Games victory, as they must prepare to compete in a “special” Game known as The Quarter Quell. Meanwhile, President Snow (Donald Sutherland) works to guarantee a favorable outcome for the Capitol – one which should weather the fires of revolution ignited by Katniss and Peeta.

Check out the new Catching Fire portraits:


These costumes and outfits are the handiwork of Catching Fire costume designer Trish Summerville (David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). She is one of several new personnel working on the Hunger Games sequel, in addition to Francis Lawrence – taking over directing duties from Gary Ross – and the writers adapting Suzanne Collins’ source novel: Oscar-winners Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) and Michael Arndt (Star Wars: Episode VII).


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens in regular and IMAX theaters on November 22nd, 2013.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 releases on November 21st, 2014, while Part 2 opens November 20th, 2015.


Source: MSN, Capitol Couture, Mockingjay.net, Moviefone, Perez Hilton, Pop Sugar, MTV, Yahoo! Movies

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  1. Yawn. The first book was pleasant and readable, if not exactly high literature. The second book was basically the same as the first, but not quite as fun. The third book was unbelievably bad: tedious, rambling, meandering, overlong and just boring. I quit halfway and haven’t cared for the Hunger Games since.

    If the movies follow the pattern of the books, the omens are not good.

    • I liked one and two. three was as horrible as you describe.

  2. great photos! i like Jennifer Lawrence’s. Part of the wedding dress line? http://mockingjaycast.wordpress.com/

  3. Those pictures are right out of a victorian novel, ie. …snooze

    How’s this sound…(from the book summary)
    “Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. … there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.
    See the exciting images of the real-life portrayal of those brave rebels here…quietly sitting (or standing next to) … two wholly different and exciting chairs…looking …amazingly bored…”

    I read all 3 books, and agree with the previous posts.
    1 – Great
    2 – Yawn
    3 – Garbage

  4. I think you’re all judging the third book wayyy to harshly. Dont get me wrong i wasnt crazy over the plot, but thats not what the third book is really about IMO. I think Mockingjay is more about the emotional toll everything is taking on Katniss, as opposed to what goes on firectly in the book. Yeah, the main storyline is important because its the conclusion of the trliogy; but i feel Collins decided to take a trickier and more riskier route and i commend her for that. Like i said, i just think that you’re all beIng a little to harsh but everyone has their own opinions.

  5. I hated the 3rd book the ending was extremely rushed and thrown together. Tho the first book is the best i liked the second games far more, the teamwork is more interesting

    • +1

    • Now we’re reporting on movie fashion? Ugh.

      I’ve read the trilogy.

      1) Good
      2) Felt like I was reading the first book all over again, but on a damn island. Not Good.
      3) Boring and bad, with poor characterization choices made by Katniss that she would never have made (IMO) eg. Not killing Snow and trying to commit suicide and found not guilty of Coin’s murder due to instanity. Really? Ugh. Just utterly bad writing after building up a supposedly strong character.

      I don’t know how books like this become ludicrously popular. There’s really nothing original or astounding about them.

      • Even though you hate the second and third book, the fact that you read all three books helps make it popular. If you don’t want something to succeed the best thing you can do is not talk about it. I respect your opinion, but even bad news about a certain subject gets people talking, which makes it popular. A prime example of this is the Twilight series. (IMO)

        I do agree with you though, the third book is complete trash.

  6. Catnip & co,times must have changed a lot if movies like this are Box Office success,I just don’t get it !

    Good Movies Bomb,and trash get glorified !

  7. I just hope there won’t be any of that ugly, vaguely racist uproar over some characters getting a race lift.

  8. Trish Summerville did an excellent job on these portraits; the detailing in the costumes look amazing!

  9. As an older person who lives with someone with PTSD I think the third book is very well written. I am proud that my 13 year old daughter has read all of the books and even understands her dad more now and the struggles he deals with. Thank you for 3 very entertaining reads.

  10. I read all three books a million times. I think that the first book wasnt that bad, the second one was the best, and the third one is second place. Mockingjay is also great, but it is so sad. The previous comments were really mean. Maybe you have a horrible taste. I cant believe that the third book was garbage to you! It was great. And the first book kind of sucked…