Wednesday, 27 November 2013

The Hunger Games Series: District 4 - Fishing

Hey everyone! So first of all, apologies for how long it took me to get this look up! I actually did another look originally but due to the dark weather outside, it came out extremely dark and washed out. I then the very next day spilt a pint of water all over my laptop, which as you can imagine, didn't end well. After a weekend in the airing cupboard the poor guy pulled through but understandably, he did suffer a loss in the form of his keyboard. I have plugged in an external one which is a pain in the bum, but alas, means I can blog again! So apologies for my brief absence. 



So District 4 represents the fishing district and consequently is one of the richest districts. Many of the tributes from this district are very skilled and often go into the arena as careers. One of my favourite characters from the series, Finnick, is from District 4 and I'm very excited to see how he is portrayed on the big screen in Catching Fire, which I have yet to see (I KNOW!) So I am a lot happier with the second version of this look, which came out a lot better and true to my vision than the first did. So without further ado... District 4!!














My idea behind this look is fishing = fish scales and I somehow wanted to incorporate that. I went very blue and whimisical and basically had a lot of fun getting creative which I truly do believe District 4 was perfect for. From the book and little previews of the film, you can see the stylists get very creative with District 4 and their outfits when they are being shown off and Finnick himself wears very creative outfits. The "scales" were actually created using the netting that onions come wrapped in (how professional of me!) Initially I tried satsuma netting but I liked the look with the onions more as it was smaller and the netting is a bit thicker so allowed me to get a really precise line. The rest of the look is done using various Lime Crime palettes!

So I hope you enjoyed seeing what I came up with for District 4! It was probably the most time consuming and creative district i've done so far and I really enjoyed it :)

Have you seen Catching Fire yet? What did you think? I'm seeing it Saturday!

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24 comments:

  1. This is amazing! The use of the onion netting for the scales is very clever :) I absolutely loved Finnick in the film, exactly how I pictured him when reading the books!

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    1. Thank you :) I couldn't find anything in the craft shops to be honest so was chuffed with the result of this! Didn't cost a penny either (well, the onions did but I already had them :))Can't wait to see how they did Finnick!

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  2. Ah this is awesome! Been dying to try out fish scales but never knew where to get decent netting, love how you just found something at home for it, can't believe I didn't think of it myself xD The colors all come really well together too :3

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    1. Thank you :) I was chuffed with the result to be honest! Didn't think it would come out as good as I pictured!

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  3. Flawless! I love how the scales come down into the contour, makes it look fantasy without being too unrealistic. Beautiful look. x

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    1. Thank you Cat, thats exactly what I was going for! Thank you for noticing :)

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  4. I love this! The scales looks so good. This would even work for halloween! xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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  5. I love this! :D And.... ughhhh Finnick. Ughhh. WE LIKE HIM.

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  6. This is stunning! The teal shades are great on you and I love the effect the netting created on your cheekbones :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  7. Sorry about your computer! This look is so beautiful and creative :)

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    1. Ahh I know, so totally bummed out having to use this external keyboard. Its a bloody pain! But thanks hun :)

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  8. That is amazing, love how you've done it.

    http://beautyskooldropout2013.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. I love this one so much!! Finnick is one of my favorite characters has well!! The colors work so nicely together!! I hope you get to see CF soon because it's amazing!!
    xx

    http://the-astyle.blogspot.ca

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    1. It is amazing!! I FINALLY saw it! The actor who played him was perfect, just perfect! In fact the entire movie was just perfection!

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  10. This is stunning, I love the fish scale effect. And Finnick! He was my favourite from the books, well him and Johanna. I hope you see the film soon, though you'll probably cry [I was in tears several times!]

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    1. I love Johanna too, her character in the films was spot on! And Finnick also :) I didn't cry which is odd because I cry at everything, but I have a feeling I will in the next films FOR SURE! You know what bit!!!

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  11. Love this! Absolutely amazing!!!! Xo

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