The Hunger Games Wiki

The District 12 tributes' jacket for the 74th Hunger Games.

"The material in the jacket is designed to reflect body heat. Expect some cool nights."

Arena wear was the clothing worn by tributes during their time in the arena. The clothing was new and identical for each tribute. The stylists had no say in the tributes' uniforms, but were often able to use the clothing's composition to provide clues regarding what might be encountered in the arena.[1] Tributes could also wear or carry a personal token in the arena, as long as it didn't give them an unfair advantage in the games.[2]

Known arena wear

10th Hunger Games

Since the Hunger Games were not fleshed out in detail in the beginning, the tributes of the 10th Hunger Games did not have specific or specially made clothes for the arena. The tributes wore the clothes they had on at the reaping and through the days leading up to the Games. Because of this, most of the tributes’ clothes were worn and improper for the event. For example, the District 11 tributes wore patched burlap clothing,[3] Dill and Wovey wore a filthy dress,[4][5] and Lamina wore what appeared to be a flour sack belted with rope.[4]

74th Hunger Games

For the 74th Hunger Games, the outfits were tawny trousers, a light green shirt, sturdy brown belt, and a thin-hooded black jacket that fell down to the thighs. The jacket was designed to reflect heat, as the nights would grow cold in the arena. The outfit also included boots, which were worn over skin-tight socks. The boots were made of soft leather and had a narrow, flexible rubber sole with treads, which were good for running.[1]

75th Hunger Games

For the 75th Hunger Games, the outfits were fitted blue jumpsuits made of sheer material that zippered down the front. Each suit came with a six-inch-wide padded belt covered in black plastic, which was filled with a purple gel that could be used as a flotation device. The shoes were nylon with rubber soles.[6]

The Hunger Games film

The 74th Hunger Games tributes wearing their arena outfits.

In the movie, the arena uniforms differ slightly from the ones described in the book. Each district had their own colored jackets and shirts (girls were given V-necks and boys were given crew necks), but all wore the same thing: a hooded nylon jacket with silver stripes that ran down the front, the arms, and back. The jacket also had an inner layer that had an orange reflective tape on the hem, and a shirt that was the same color as the jacket, olive cargo pants, and brown buckle boots.[7]

  • District 1:  Overgrown Citadel Green 
  • District 2:  Red Oxide 
  • District 3:  Palomino Beige 
  • District 4:  Plantation Teal 
  • District 5:  Ripe Eggplant Brown 
  • District 6:  Hello Fall Orange 
  • District 7:  Ironstone Brown 
  • District 8:  Dark Buff Leather Brown 
  • District 9:  Log Cabin Green 
  • District 10:  Donkey Brown Gray 
  • District 11:  Cocoa Brown 
  • District 12:  Black 

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

In the movie, the outfits were different from the book description, as it stated that the tributes wore a blue fitted jumpsuit with a wide belt filled with purple gel that prevented the tributes from drowning. In the movie, every tribute wore the same outfit: a black wetsuit with white sleeves. The use of black, white, and grey were supposed to represent a mockingjay. The outfit didn't come with a padded belt, and they wore black boots. The black "sleeves" also came off, as was visible when Katniss was paralyzed when the arena collapsed.[8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Hunger Games, Chapter 10
  2. The Hunger Games, Chapter 3
  3. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 3
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 14
  5. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 19
  6. Catching Fire, Chapter 18
  7. The Hunger Games (film)
  8. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire