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'The Hunger Games': New costume designers for 'Mockingjay'

Costume designers Kurt and Bart are overseeing the wardrobe department for parts 1 and 2 of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.

Reached by email, the duo — who are nominated for a 2014 Costume Designers Guild award for their work on Dallas Buyers Club – said they were not allowed to share specifics on the Hunger Games gig, but did admit that it’s “really exciting.”

Kurt and Bart succeed Catching Fire costume designer Trish Summerville, who is currently at work on David Fincher’s movie adaptation of the 2012 bestseller Gone Girl. Their previous credits include Stoker, Step-Up 3D, and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. They were also behind many of Britney Spears’ most iconic music video ensembles, including ‘Slave 4 You,’ ‘Toxic,’ and ‘Me Against the Music.’  READ FULL STORY

SAG Awards: 'Game of Thrones' star Natalie Dormer shaves head for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay'

Did Margaery Tyrell get a hair makeover?

At Saturday night’s SAG AwardsGame of Thrones star Natalie Dormer unveiled her head-turning new look — a half-shaved hairstyle.

“It’s been hidden for 3 months. It happened back in October. I was, you know, waiting for the right moment,” Dormer told EW of her new ‘do, which she got in preparation to play Cressida in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. “I’ve never shaved my head before. My man has his head shaved, so… I’d rub it and think, ‘This is gonna be me!’”

In the book, Cressida is described as having “a shaved head tattooed with green vines.” Does that mean Dormer is going to go full cue ball? READ FULL STORY

Makeup Artist Ve Neill on the 'Face Off' premiere and working on 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay'

Season six of the reality makeup competition series Face Off premieres tonight, and Syfy is billing it as the “boldest and most extreme season to date.”

We caught up with one of the show’s judges, makeup artist Ve Neill, to find out what to expect.

“Everybody is going to be really surprised. I think we have some amazing artists this year,” said Neill, who called in from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay set — she’s served as makeup department head for all of the Hunger Games movie adaptations – in Georgia. “So many of the artists knocked it out of the park. They did incredible creations, far beyond anything we’ve seen before on the show. It’s going to be a great season.” The newest crop of Face Off contestants are competing for $100,000 in cash, a VIP vacation from sponsor Kryolan Professional Make-Up, and a 2014 Fiat.

Now that she’s wrapped filming Face Off, Neill told EW that she’s consumed with work on the The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. “It’s going to be pretty spectacular. Julianne Moore is on with us now as President Coin and she’s great. We have quite a few new characters who’ve joined us,” she hinted. “They’re all wonderful to work with. Jennifer [Lawrence] and Josh [Hutcherson] are absolute dolls. It’s nice to have a group of actors who enjoy coming to work.”

Read on to see what else the makeup artist had to say about the new season of Face Off and the next installment of The Hunger Games.
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Gift of the Day: The 'Hunger Games' chocolate library

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Not sure what to get the pop culture geek in your life this holiday season? PopStyle is here to help! From the hottest gadgets to the oddest collectibles, we’re rounding up the best gifts in movies, music, TV, books, and more with our Gift of the Day.

Man cannot live on bread alone… especially if he has a sweet tooth.

Take a tasting tour of Panem with the Vosges Hunger Games chocolate library, a collection of 12 gourmet chocolate bars inspired by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Each bar represents the industry of one of Panem’s 12 districts — including lumber, livestock, and fishing — using a mix of familiar flavors like coconut and caramel and strange and exotic ingredients like smoked mesquite, vanilla hemp seeds, and beef jerky.  READ FULL STORY

'Catching Fire': Meet the jeweler who created Peeta's necklace and the Mockingjay pin

Peeta’s necklace plays an important role in Catching Fire and so does Dana Schneider, the jewelry designer who created it.

Though she’d provided pieces for the first installment of the Hunger Games movie franchise and has collaborated with Catching Fire costume designer Trish Summerville on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Ray Donovan, Schneider — whose jewelry designs have also been seen in movies like Elektra, X-Men II, and Man of Steel — still did her Hunger Games homework before pitching herself for Catching Fire. “I had read all of the books. When I met with [Trish] I knew which specific pieces had to be in the film,” Schneider told EW.

“I knew Peeta’s necklace was going to be pretty prominent, and it’s hard to make a locket that looks masculine. I got this idea about how the case would flip off and reveal this folding inside. I knew the special effects people could put in CGI images on the locket, so I tried to focus on the silhouette and how it functioned,” Schneider explained. “The first thing I made was a little taped-together cardboard locket that I showed Trish. She liked how it functioned, so then [I began] making it in metal. It was an organic, evolving process.” The jewelry designer spent three weeks crafting a metal prototype to show Summerville and director Francis Lawrence. Once she’d gotten the thumbs up, Schneider created three functioning lockets for Josh Hutcherson, and three replicas for the actor’s body and stunt doubles. “The prop department also made a ‘soft stunt piece’ without hard edges for the heavier stunts,” she explained.

Schneider said she used the same strategy to create the iconic Mockingjay pin for the first Hunger Games movie, a design she tweaked for Catching Fire. “I was able to refine how I made the arrow and the piece itself. It was nice to have the opportunity to streamline it a little bit more for this one.” How does she keep track of the precious pins, which would make great mementos or fetch top dollar on the collectibles market? READ FULL STORY

'Catching Fire': Stanley Tucci on the inspirations (George Hamilton meets Karl Lagerfeld) behind Caesar Flickerman's look

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The return of Caesar Flickerman in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire offers us another chance to marvel at the transformation of costar Stanley Tucci.

Listen to Tucci dissect his look for Entertainment Weekly editor Jess Cagle on EW Radio — from the tan to the surgical-tape facelift, and the prosthetic nose that (sadly) didn’t work — after the jump. READ FULL STORY

'Catching Fire': The 10 worst 'Hunger Games' products on the market

While impatiently awaiting the premiere of Trish Summerville’s Capitol Couture collection — oh yeah, and Catching Fire — there is no shortage of Hunger Games merchandise to peruse.

From girl on fire dresses to Mellark Bakery aprons, retailers alike peddling a cornucopia of official and unofficial clothing, jewelry, accessories, and more.

But there’s plenty of crappy stuff that even shopping addict Effie Trinket wouldn’t buy.

Click through our gallery to see 10 of the worst Hunger Games-inspired products on the market.  READ FULL STORY

Catching Fire: 'The Hunger Games' gets a wardrobe makeover

Costume designer Trish Summerville really kicked up the Capitol’s fashion quotient for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

“The first and second movies are so vastly different. The fashion of the Capitol changes,” explains Summerville who was brought in by director Francis Lawrence to amp up the style for the second film in the franchise. “These are people who have money. They’re mass consumers of luxury and fashion.” Fashion may be an ugly business in Panem, but the Catching Fire characters’ ensembles — a mix of ready-to-wear pieces borrowed from designers like Alexander McQueen and original creations by Summerville — are nothing short of sartorial splendor. Fans of Summerville’s work will even be able to buy a piece of Catching Fire inspired fashion when Net-a-Porter.com launches the Capitol Couture by Trish Summerville collection on November 21.

For Summerville, taking the reins from Judianna Makovsky, who designed the costumes for the first Hunger Games movie, also meant taking on the responsibility to stay true to both the vision outlined by author Suzanne Collins and meeting the expectations of fans. “I wanted to be respectful to all these people who had spent all their time creating this world and environment. There were certain liberties we had to take that kept the same idea but [were more] functional for an actor compared to what you would have in just [your] imagination,” the designer says. “One thing we changed was the Games costumes. In the book, they’re sheer blue jumpsuits and it doesn’t really describe what they have underneath. When I was reading through fan sites to see what fans want to see those costumes had never come up [so I knew we had more freedom]. Suzanne created this world so I wanted to see what she was fine with…. She was great about it.”

Click through the gallery for a sneak peek at the updated looks of Katniss, Effie, and more Catching Fire characters.

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'Hunger Games' costumes to hit the auction block

Later this month, net-a-porter.com will launch Capitol Couture, a collection of clothing designed by Catching Fire costume designer Trish Summerville, but if you’re a  super-fan, you’ll want to place your bid on actual costumes worn by the actors in the first installment of the Hunger Games movie franchise. 

Among the over 200 wardrobe pieces from the first film —  designed by Judianna Makovsky — are Katniss Everdeen’s (Jennifer Lawrence) Swarovski crystal embellished Girl on Fire gown (starting bid $10,000), custom-made distressed brown leather jacket (starting bid $5,000), and light blue reaping dress (starting bid $2,000). Other notable items include Effie Trinket’s (Elizabeth Banks) fuchsia reaping suit (starting bid $2,000), Peeta’s (Josh Hutcherson) training uniform ($600), The Tributes’ unisex ensembles (starting bid $200-$1,000), and the black and white uniforms seen on the Peacekeepers (starting bid $600). Costumes worn by Liam Hemsworth (Gale) and Lenny Kravitz (Cinna) will also hit the block.

Hosted by Blacksparrow Auction, the sale will take place on Saturday, November 16th at 11 am/PST in Sun Valley, CA. (Interested parties can also bid by phone or online.) A portion of the profits will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Click on to see some of the Hunger Games costumes included in the auction.

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'Hunger Games'-inspired luxury clothing collection to launch this fall

Fans of Capitol Couture will soon be able to shop for outfits inspired by Katniss, Effie and more of the well-dressed characters from The Hunger Games.

This morning, Lionsgate and luxury shopping site Net-a-Porter announced their “fashion partnership,” which will oversee the launch of a clothing and accessories collection created by Catching Fire costume designer Trish Summerville.  READ FULL STORY

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