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o say The Hunger Games is a hit movie is a gross understatement. It is, in fact, the third highest grossing movie ($408,010,692) in the United States in 2012, trailing only Marvel’s The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises. The sequel, Catching Fire, is poised to be one of the biggest films of 2013. There are many reasons for the success of The Hunger Games (Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, obviously, is one reason). But one area that is not given enough credit is the costume design. The epic storyline, set in the future with distinct and disparate cultures and values, requires imaginative costumes to help set the movie’s visual mood and tone. From the various Districts to Capitol City, from the Reaping scenes to the Arena battles, the costumes serve as geographic markers as well as benchmarks of character development. In the case of Katniss and Peeta, their costumes followed in lockstep with their personal evolution. Taking a literary franchise that has a large following and developing it into a cinematic hit requires talented filmmakers. However, bringing Suzanne Collins’s unique futuristic vision to life with exploding colors and brimming vitality is a testament to the talents of award-winning costume designer, Judianna Makovsky. Her work was nothing short of art. The costumes were thoughtful and meticulous, while maintaining functionality and esthetics. Ms. Makovsky expertly bridged one artform (novel) to another (film). With a collective eight decades of experience in dealing with Hollywood memorabilia and collectibles shared between my partners and myself, we can truly say that the screen-worn costumes from The Hunger Games are some of the best constructed costumes we have ever seen. The fans deserve to see what we are lucky enough to work with in the past year in putting this auction together. Each lot will come with a special Blacksparrow Certificate of Authenticity. I want to thank the people that made this auction possible: Jim Tyson, for championing our cause from day one, and Judianna Makovsky, for her beautiful body of work. I want to acknowledge the people who worked tirelessly on this project in one form or another: Erica Enders, for her artistry; Kathryn Wyatt, for her cheerfulness and industriousness; David Gwennap, for capturing the beauty of these costumes with the camera; FiDM, for working with us to display key costumes at its 19th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibit; The Costume Designers Guild, for including us in this year’s 16th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards ceremony, where Ms. Makovsky was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award; Lennard Billin and our friends at ScreenUsed, for their unwavering support. Last, but not least, I would like to thank The Hunger Games fans--some who drove from other states--for coming out to see our exhibits this past year. Your smiles and delight at seeing the costumes on display made our jobs extremely satisfying. We hope you all enjoy the following pages, on which the costumes are laid out in chronological order, according to their appearance in the film. We wanted to recreate the magic of The Hunger Games by assembling a book that can serve as a tribute to the art of costume design. We hope you like it. Sincerely, Fong Sam President Blacksparrow Auctions

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Hunger Games Costume Auction Catalog  

Over 200 original screen-worn costumes from the hit blockbuster, The Hunger Games, with be on the auction block on November 16, 2013. Intere...

Hunger Games Costume Auction Catalog  

Over 200 original screen-worn costumes from the hit blockbuster, The Hunger Games, with be on the auction block on November 16, 2013. Intere...

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