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The known costumes worn in chariot rides for the Hunger Games.

District 1 - Luxury

In the film, Glimmer and Marvel wore fuchsia-colored outfits that were belted out in sequins and feathers. The feathers and glamorous accessories made a statement about their district. Glimmer wore a headdress that lay flat against the top of her head, like a cap, and had then fanned out, like the feathers on a peacock.[1]

However, in the book, Katniss Everdeen observed that both tributes from District 1 were spray-painted silver, in tasteful tunics glittering with jewels.[2]

District 2 - Masonry

Clove and Cato were dressed as gods to represent their district. The gold color was shiny and sure to catch attention. Their headpieces were made of the same materials as the victor's crown/headband.[1]

District 3 - Technology

The silver outfits sported by the male and female tributes in the 74th Hunger Games represented the intricate inner working of electronic devices. The silver mesh material was very shiny, and might have been meant to represent metal electronics.[1]

For the 75th Hunger Games, the tributes had electric-light-studded outfits.[3]

District 4 - Fishing

For the 74th Hunger Games, the male and female tributes lived up to the name of their district with long light-blue outfits and luminous pearls which represent pearls in the sea, and had starfish on the shoulders.[1]

Finnick Odair was draped in a golden net for the 75th Hunger Games. It was strategically knotted at the groin, but he was "about as close as you can get" to being naked. Katniss theorized that his stylist believed the audience would want to see as much of Finnick as they could.[3]

District 5 - Power

The male tribute and Foxface wore costumes that reflected light and shone whenever the tributes turned around. The glittering, eye-catching silver represents the color of wires and other power-like items. Their costumes represented a solar panel.[1]

District 6 - Transportation

Covered in sparkly gold sequins and spectacular moon headpieces, the male and female tributes sported far-out costumes for the 74th Hunger Games. They were "flying to the moon." It also represented that it takes time to travel, and that some people used to use the moon for directions.[1]

District 7 - Lumber

The costumes of the male and female in the 74th Hunger Games represented folded origami paper. Their headpieces were sculpted to look like a professionally made origami.[1] However, Johanna Mason later stated that their stylist was the biggest idiot in the Capitol and had dressed the District 7 tributes as trees for the last forty years, contradicting the costumes used in the films.

For the 75th Hunger Games, Johanna wore a headdress of leafy branches, a tree costume that could zip up, and forest green slippers, which she later stripped out of while waiting for the elevator back to her unit.[3]

District 8 - Textiles

These bright costumes worn by the male and female tributes represented the different fabrics from their district. They were decked out in multiple patterns and bright blues and purples.[1]

District 9 - Grain

The District 9 male and female tributes wore silver and gold costumes, which represented grain silos.[1]

District 10 - Livestock

The District 10 male and female tributes had costumes that were glitzed up in golden fringe, and meant to represent cowboys and cowgirls from their district.[1]

For the 75th Hunger Games, the tributes were dressed as cows and wore flaming belts. Their stylists had taken inspiration from Cinna and Portia to illuminate their tributes, but it backfired, as fire didn't go well with the costume.[3]

District 11 - Agriculture

Rue and Thresh were dressed up as farmers, so their costumes were full of plaid, puffs, and overalls. These outfits described their district very well. They both wore silver headdresses meant to look like the grain seen on the symbol for their district.[1]

District 12 - Coal mining

"In the deepening twilight, the firelight illuminates our faces. We seem to be leaving a trail of fire off the flowing capes. Cinna was right about the minimal makeup, we both look more attractive but utterly recognizable."
―Description of the District 12 costumes in the 74th[src]

Most years, the tributes from District 12 ended up in skimpy outfits and hats with headlamps, as the jumpsuits that coal miners typically wore weren't good-looking. However, one year, the tributes were completely naked and covered in black powder to represent coal dust. According to Katniss Everdeen, the costumes did nothing to win favor with the crowd.

For the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark wore a black unitard and leather boots, with a cape and matching headpiece made of streams of yellow, orange and red that could be lit with synthetic fire using a torch. To extinguish the fire, spray from a canister was used. Katniss and Peeta's costumes outshone everybody else's and were highly admired. Their costume represented a piece of burning coal, the black jumpsuit being the coal and the flaming cape the fire.[2]

This also earned Katniss the nickname "girl on fire."[4] During the fireball attack in the arena, she speculated that Cinna's beautiful costumes might have even brought on that particular torture for her.[5]

In the chariot ride preceding the 75th Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta's faces were covered with dramatic highlights and dark shadows to bring out the edges. They wore a black jumpsuit from the neck down and half of a heavy crown made out of black medal, similar to the ones they had been given as victors of the previous Games. When a button inside the fabric was pressed, the costume would illuminate and perfectly mimic the changing colors of glowing embers. Combined, the elements of the costume made Katniss and Peeta look intimidating, powerful and deadly.[3]

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