A Katniss Everdeen Halloween

Current Theme Song (aka what's playing on my ipod right now): Into the Twilight by Amethystium.


As you may know, I am dressing up as the ever-cool Katniss Everdeen for Halloween. I am so excited and not only because she is superamazing - well, that has a lot to do with it, but also because I match her somewhat physically. My skin is best described as "olive" (my sister likes to say it is yellow and green, to which I promptly refuse to make her the cookies she's been asking for), and I tan easily. Which I discovered all over again when I came in from reading a book outside a week ago and had the brightest farmer's tan you could imagine. I was horrified. It's fall! I thought the sun was getting lower in the sky! Goodness, but it did encourage me for my costume (though my shoulder has quite a bit of catch-up to do).

However, I do not have black hair. I always knew she had dark hair, but I imagined it more a dark brown (yeah, there was no projection there) ;), but sure enough, double checking, she has black hair, olive skin and gray eyes (okay, I'm shot for the eyes too. But man, she must look so gorgeous. No wonder our bread boy loves her so much). :) For reasons I cannot divulge quite yet, I cannot dye my hair, even temporarily. I would have loved to. I can't afford gray contacts, so people will have to use their imaginations there. But at least I have the proper hair length! And I can braid my hair! (sounds dumb, but that is quite an accomplishment in my book).

I love Halloween. It's a time when you get to be someone different, someone not yourself (or someone all-too like yourself). You know, break out and have it be socially endorsed (which I personally think should happen all the time). Plus there is candy. Always a plus.

I am going to be doing some research and report back. You will be informed of all my adventures in this grand endeavor. WriterGirl over and out.

14 comments:



Kate said...

Have fun on Halloween. I'm still not sure what I'm going as.

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

OMG Amythestium! I totally forgot about their music, used to listen to it all the time! Also love the idea of Katniss as a costume.

Heather Zundel said...

Kate - make sure you tell me when you do decide. I'm really interested to know.

Frankie Diane Mallis - Hee. I just discovered them recently myself. Good ambiance music. I like it.

Robyn Campbell said...

Your sister is probably wanting the olive skin so she says "yellow green" in an envious tone.:)

Love your costume idea. Let us know how it looks. Post pics. :0)

The Book on the Hill said...

Can't wait to see the pics...! Congrats on your post for the Alice in Wonderland Week at The Neverending Shelf, that was really interesting.

Heather Zundel said...

Robyn - one can only hope. ;) And I will DEFINITELY be posting pictures.

Book on the Hill - You're the first one that told me! Thank you. I just put a post up linking to it. Aren't some of the illustrations amazing?

robind said...

Very cool. I am in the finishing stages of getting a Katniss costume together for my daughter - just waiting for the bow and arrow set to come in the mail! : ) My daughter has dark brown hair and olive skin too - I'm sure you'll both look great. We are beyond excited for the final book - and the movie(s)!!!! Have fun on Halloween!

Heather Zundel said...

robind - Woot! If she's old enough, can we see pictures? The fact that someone else is dressing up as her too is just awesome. You have a Happy Halloween yourself! ^_^

robind said...

Oh man, I'm not really good at this. I made a photo album that should be able to be seen by everyone, but I am a bit clueless. What is your e-mail? I could send it and you could post? At any rate, she made a great Katniss!

Heather Zundel said...

Oooh oooh, totally! I would love to post them, especially side by side. My post is planned for Monday (tomorrow) and my email addy is at the top of my blog, but your your copying and pasting pleasure it is: heatherzundel [AT] gmail (dot) com. I can't wait to see them. :D

robind said...

Sent! Thanks. Can't wait to see them! :)

Heather Zundel said...

Thank you!

robind said...

What an awesome Katniss you made! : ) I'm so impressed! Thanks for posting our pic.

Anonymous said...

Instead of temporarily dyeing your hair, why not color spray it? It comes out easily in water. That's what I'm doing since I have light brown hair. You should try it!