Interview with ‘The Hunger Games’ Costumer Anne Lee
Ever wonder exactly how the various costumes are battered, aged, dirtied or dyed? Detroit Lakes Online phoned and asked Anne Lee, who worked as an ager/dyer on ‘The Hunger Games’.
Creating the District 12 coal miners look:
“The coal miner’s overalls, for example, were crisp new denim when purchased – a look that wouldn’t accurately depict hardworking, coal-stained miners. That’s where Lee came in. After repeated washings, she added dirt, mud and strategically-placed holes to make the pants look like they had been worked in for five years or more.”
Getting Katniss’ boots just right:
“Lee painted, scuffed and dirtied multiple versions of Katniss’ (the film’s main character) knee-high brown boots to make them look exactly like the designer’s original version. Multiple costumes are necessary in the movie business, Lee explained, so that production isn’t stalled because of something like wet boots…Once, after realizing Katniss’ brown boots were too narrow for actress Jennifer Lawrence’s feet, Lee wet the boots down and wore them around camp to help stretch the tight leather before they went to set.”
You can read the rest of the article at Detroit Lakes Online.