“At least you two have decent manners. The pair last year ate everything with their hands like a couple of savages. It completely upset my digestion.” In The Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta’s publicist Effie Trinket (played by Elizabeth Banks) has elaborate outfits and outrageous powdered wigs that bring to mind a modern-day Marie Antoinette. Costume designer Judianna Makovsky and Banks actually worked together before on the 2003 set of Seabiscuit. (Fun Fact: The actress’s wedding to husband Max Handelman was actually inspired by the 1930s-era of the film. This editor remembers seeing her stunning photos in In Style when I was in high school.) Despite all of Effie’s costumes being made specifically for the actress’s body, Banks told People, “They were all torture.” Yet, this poofy-sleeved teal dress embellished with an enormous flower pin happened to be her favorite, because, “it was the most comfortable.” We love the miniature black hat, and ridiculous manicure, which apparently took 45 minutes everyday to complete! While the word “trinket” means a tiny, cheap ornament (like Effie’s whole wardrobe), “Effie” is short for Euphemia, which means “well-spoken.” But, it is also happens to be the the name of a martyr, who refused to take part in her government’s ritual sacrifices, and as a result, was forced into an arena and tortured to death. Hmm… Is that a hint where Miss Trinket’s true allegiance stands underneath that seemingly shallow persona of hers?
April 14, 2012
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