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Making Effie Trinket
By Doe Deere
I’ve been totally hooked on The Hunger Games books. It’s crazy—I started listening (audio books, I’m lazy) to the first chapter and couldn’t stop until I was done!!! It’s the first book that gripped me so strongly that I found myself sobbing, shaking in anger and bulging my eyes out in shock at the events described several times!
My favorite character is Effie Trinket (hardly a surprise). She is not a particularly positive character—she works for the Capitol and is part of the system—but she is also trying to make their lives a little bit more bearable by maintaining a cheerful and bubbly demeanor. She is a curious dichotomy that way.
Effie’s style reminds me of my own, if I were driven into half-madness by an oppressive regime. The Hunger Games is the first book of its kind that focuses an inordinate amount of attention on fashion and makeup (everything from nail polish to eyeliner to wigs), with Capitol people being the most grotesquely fabulous of them all: painted skin, unnatural hair, bizarrely colorful makeup...and I haven’t even seen the movie yet!
The moment I saw these promo images, I was itching to transform myself into Effie, as you'll note in the picture above.