PHOTO: The Hunger Games's Fiery Costumes Revealed

01/20/2012 at 06:00 PM ET

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Watch that lighter, Cinna! Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive first look at Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark’s (Josh Hutcherson) flammable black Hunger Games unitards — and though unlit, they’re pretty cool. The costumes, designed in party by Everdeen’s stylist Cinna (Lenny Kravitz), are eventually set aflame, and the two young stars dazzle the people of Panem as they ride through town the night before the games begin.

Last month, InStyle asked several designers to imagine the fiery costumes, with Christian Siriano, Charlotte Ronson and Nicole Miller creating super-cool yellow, orange and red interpretations of the look. Though we’ll have to wait until the film’s release on March 23rd to see the costumes aglow, this first look is definitely getting us excited. Tell us: How did you envision the flammable costumes?  


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Madison on

Why not Anna?? They aren’t on fire yet but if you payed special attention to the book you would know that the costumes were black before they were lit on fire :)

penny on

anonymous just proved my point

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annamorphos on

After reading all these negative comments, I can’t help but laugh. Seriously! These costumes are part of ONE SCENE, which you haven’t seen yet, and you’re acting like the movie is officially over. True, it’s an iconic scene, however that’s no reason to start bashing the movie when you haven’t even seen it!

Some of you need to remember that this movie is BASED OFF THE BOOK. What does that mean? It means they can make as many changes as they want!

p.s. I always imagined the fire suits to be black. They come from District 12 … where they mine COAL! Coal is NOT brown, or cream, or beige … it is BLACK!

Rachel on

Really, They look like they were described in the book – black jumpsuits. When they’re set on fire they’re look different. But they look perfect to me.

Adam on

its the fact that they will be on fire or not htat counts, i saw the outside as like a black flame retardant fabric, but that is just me. and anyway, didnt the author work with the movie people? this is THEIR vision, not ours.

Cant wait for the movie :D

Ellie on

Look like they were described to me…maybe not expecting the texture but that is a tiny detail. One note: this was when they were first introduced to the capitol, not the night before the games begin.

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PrincessMerleen on

They look exactly what i thought they would be! XD But i just thought that katniss hair would be down.

PrincessMerleen on

They look exactly what i thought they would be! But i just thought that katniss hair would be down.

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