This Week, The World is Going to the Capitol

Today is March 20th, 2012.

Do you know what’s coming up in three days? Do you?!

The Hunger Games.

I thank God and Suzanne Collins every day that these books came into my life because this year is the first in ten that there will not be a new Harry Potter book or film released. Doesn’t that just make you want to sob? My heaaaaaaaart. Let’s not go there.


I am so excited! I have my midnight showing tickets. Because, yes, I am one of those people that go to midnight premieres dressed up and come out of the theater weeping. You have to get ready for THG. Events like this require preparation. It’s going to be a fantastic time because, from the looks of the trailer, it’s going to be a good representation of the books (fingers crossed that they don’t f-…mess it up).

The books are pretty heartbreaking. So no, I’m not going to write about what the world would be like if THG were real. A lot of people would die, and that’s sad. Before I go on, though, let’s all just take a moment to appreciate the fact that Katniss is a badass who doesn’t get the recognition she deserves. Since I don’t want to get you all down before the big day, instead I’m gonna talk about the fashion of the Capitol:

Capitol fashion at its best, yes?

1. It would be so much fun. Don’t you want to wear an over-sized flower on your head, sparkly jewels and a pink wig? I do.

2. Granted, getting ready every day would be so much more time consuming. Which means, I would have to get up a lot earlier… I don’t think I would like that. But I might, because I love to get dressed up.

3. Since I love cosmetics, the explosion of amazing products that would result from Capitol type make-up makes me want to faint. It’s not like there’s not an insane amount of products available as it is, but can you imagine the crazy colors? I die.

4. The clothes. Oh my god, the clothes. You know on Project Runway when they have to create an avant garde look? That’s what I imagine we would all be dressed in, except in bright colors, aka we would look spectacular. Uncomfortable, but spectacular.

5. As excited as I am to be decked out in Capitol style, I don’t think I’d be okay with all the horrifying cosmetic procedures that are described in the book. I am not down with dying my skin pea-green or making myself look like a cat. I want to look human, please and thank you.

However, I am down with a world in which it is okay to wear neon pink lipstick to go pick up tampons at the your local convenience store. So…are you guys as excited as I am?! From this article, I’m pretty sure you can tell that I’m pretty excited (fangirls, FTW).

Next year, we have the Catching Fire movie. Speaking of which, I’m just wondering, mostly because I’m dying to know who they (the all-powerful Hollywood Gods) are going to end up casting, who do you guys want to play Finnick? You know what I’m talking about.

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  • Kendra Lancaster

    Chris Hemsworth as Finnick! Get both gorgeous brothers in on the movies. Idk though, there are so many good possibilities.

  • Makensie Pratt

    SOOO pumped for THG! I’m a crazy Josh Hutcherson fan, so I think I may poop a little come the cave scenes. As far as Finnick goes, I’m hoping they find someone Chris Hemsworth-ish ala Thor minus a few years. Possibly someone like Henry Cavill with a little more muscle. Thought? Musings? :)

  • Emily Chionchio

    Hunter Parrish as Finnick! The moment I read the description of Finnick in Catching Fire I instantly thought back to Weeds Season 5 when all of a sudden Silas Botwin is beautiful and you feel mildly inappropriate for finding a 17 year old attractive.

  • Hernandez Diaz

    I am such a fan of the Book I love it I got my Tickets already and I haved em for about 3 weeks I am excited~3 Mor days~and as for finnick? Hmmm thats a tough one~Lucas Till would be great as finnick i think~

  • Ariel Dimler

    Henry Cavill! He would be perfect, in my opinion. Although I agree that Chris Hemsworth would fit the look as well. I totally forgot until I read this article that someone will have to be cast as Finnick, and that someone will have to be gorgeous. In any case, I’m just glad the books are becoming movies because the story is so spectacular.

  • Paty R-Valenzuela H.

    Chris Zylka!! He plays Jake from The Secret Circle but I tottally think he would be the perfect Finnick!! ever since I read his description He was the first one o thought of!

  • Cleo Shazaam Andersen-Tarnell

    omggggggg i NEED kellan lutz as finnick!

  • Lily Bogue

    you wouldn’t have to get up earlier because everything in the capitol opens/starts later! win-win!

  • Seana McDuffie

    Armie Hammer would be the perfect Finnick. He played Leo’s undercover lover in J. Edgar.

  • Cassy Jenkins

    I’m hoping Zac Efron is cast as Finnick!

  • Andrea Hernandez-Venegas

    I will be sure to write an article on whoever does get cast. Because well, I’m all about fangirling. Also, I think all these suggestions are excellent choices. In my mind every time I think about it there’s this chant in my mind going, “Who’s it gonna be? Who’s it gonna be? Who’s it gonna be?”

  • Heather Marie Mckown

    Ryan Kwanten (Jason from True Blood) should play Finnick in Chasing Fire. He’s a great actor and a great swimmer, he would look amazing holding that trident.

  • Amalia Pantazi

    RYAN GOSLING for Finnick! Happy Hunger Games! 😀

    • Andrea Hernandez-Venegas

      May the odds be ever in your favor.

    • Ariel Dimler

      Amalia – yes!
      Andrea – fantastic.

  • Alina Valero

    justin timberlake as finnick maybe? ryan kwanten would be good too. i want emma stone as joanna mason.

  • Maggie Schultz

    I delved into the casting director’s other movies and discovered Drew Roy. He’s Seth in Secretariat, and the oldest son in Falling Skies. Slender but buff. And could be any age.
    Though I agree with Alina’s assessment of Ryan Kwanten and Emma Stone. Good call!

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