My friends and I have got the Hunger Games fever. We’ve all read the books (some of us (me) have read them multiple times), gushed about the upcoming movie, and all together are just befuddled with the splendors that are Katniss, Peeta, and Gale. Since the movie is coming out this Friday (!!!) a couple friends and I decided to make shirts. Sure, you could buy a shirt. But then it would look like this:
There’s nothing inherently wrong about this shirt but it’s very “Teen Novel Turned Big Budget Blockbuster”-y. So instead of paying $22.50 for that we decided to buy black scoop necks from Target for $8 and get all DIY about it.
All three of us took completely different directions so I’m only going to show you what/how I did mine. If I remember to get a good picture on premier night of all three of us I’ll post it later.
I went with a jersey style.
I used my handy-dandy Microsoft Publisher and made up some templates. Here are the ones that made it on the shirt:
Stencil Template (PDF)
74th Annual (PDF)
I printed these all out on card stock and cut them out using an exacto knife (with some help from the very talented exacto knife artist, Cheryl). From there it was simply taping them in the right place and painting them. I used regular fabric paint along with make up sponges. For the finer parts it might be easier to use a small brush, but the make up sponges worked great for me. If anyone is interested in the colors/brand of paint I used just comment below and I’d be happy to fill you in.
I really, really like how mine came out and can’t wait to wear my $8 Hunger Games shirt that no one else will have!
And here’s he finished product! Ignore the fact that I look like one of those “before” photos on weight loss commercials. (Calm down, I’m not calling myself fat. I’m simply referring to my slouchy posture.)
Is anyone else going to the premier? If so, are you going to make/buy a shirt or just know you’re cooler than Katniss (as if that were even possible) whether you dress like her or not?
All the templates are made by me. Feel free to use/share them. 🙂