“They let you wear one thing from your district in the arena. One thing to remind you of home. Will you wear this?” The mockingjay pin from The Hunger Games has become as synonymous with the story as Katniss Everdeen herself, and a symbol of rebellion against the atrocities of the Capitol. The pin shows a bird in flight – the hybrid of a mockingbird and jabberjay, the fictional bird created by the government to spy on people in the outer districts of Panem, to report any sort of uprising brewing. For the film, former Tiffany & Co. designer Dana Schneider (pictured, below) was hired to created the symbolic accessory. She had previously worked with the movie’s costume designer, Judianna Makovsky, and is a favorite among clients, including Cher and Marilyn Manson. According to the New York Times, Schneider doesn’t own the copyright (the design is author Suzanne Collins and a Brooklyn couple’s creation) and despite endless requests to make copies, the jeweler only made four pins – three for the film, one for herself! Even though we can’t get one of Schneider’s original creations for Katniss, dozens of sites are selling their own version. Cafe Press has pages of accessories, as well as Amazon and Etsy (for all of Schneider’s success, she does actually have her own Etsy store!) This editor isn’t proud to admit it, but after I finished reading The Hunger Games, I jumped on the craft site and bought a mockingjay necklace, bracelet and pocket watch… hehe. But that bird represents bravery, honor, sacrifice, rebellion, survival and standing up for what’s right – in these precarious times, that is certainly an accessory we can get behind.
April 14, 2012
Mockingjay Jewels Catching Fire
This entry was posted on Saturday, April 14th, 2012 at 10:39 pm and tagged with accessories, costume design, Dana Schneider, Etsy, fashion, Hunger Games, jewelry, Judianna Makovsky, Katniss, mockingjay, pin, style, Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games and posted in Fashion News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Join Us on Facebook!
The Style Archive
- 203,008 hits
- Add blog to our directory.
Skinny Tags50th anniversary 1930s 1940s Academy Award Academy Awards Alexander McQueen Anne Hathaway Audrey Hepburn birthday black and white black sunglasses Blake Lively blue Breakfast at Tiffany's Brian Atwood British Burberry Christian Louboutin Christmas Comic-Con comic book costume design dress Edith Head engagement fashion floral French Givenchy Gossip Girl gown gowns green hat Holly Golightly Hunger Games Ireland Irish Jennifer Lawrence Judianna Makovsky Kate Middleton Katniss Keira Knightley nautical navy New York Oscars pink pink dress premiere Princess Catherine Prince William pumps quote Rachel McAdams Ralph Lauren red Red Carpet royal royal wedding Sarah Jessica Parker Sex and the City Spring St. Patrick's Day stilettos style suit summer trench coat Valentine's Day Victoria Beckham wedding white winter yellow