Saturday, November 30, 2013

A Lovely Blue Thing at a Price That Would be District 12 Appropriate

It's funny how things work out. I was bummed that I wasn't gutsy enough (and was too broke!) to put a bid in on any of the items sold at the auction for The Hunger Games costumes two Saturdays ago. If I had my druthers, I would have tried to have won the Katniss Reaping dress and one of the hunting jackets, but then again, they probably went to the die-hard bidders who have the space and money to display the pieces properly in their homes.

My folks took me down to a vintage flea market in San Diego the next day and lo and behold, I found this beauty.
It was only $10 and it was in very good condition, despite the fact that similar dresses are usually missing the belt or are in bad shape with stains, rips, tears, etc. I'm not certain as to what era this is actually from, but I thought it was a good doppelganger for the Reaping dress.

I'm planning to work with my mom to try to transform this dress into my own replica of the Reaping dress. I'll post pictures as I start to progress.