The New 'Hunger Games' Capitol Portrait Series Is Basically the Best Thing Ever


(Photo via HungerGames.com) The scene where Katniss volunteers to go into the Hunger Games still gives me chills!

I have a confession to make. I'm a hugeno really, huge — geek when it comes to the Hunger Games. Way back before Jennifer Lawrence was ever Katniss Everdeen, back even before the third book hit shelves, I saw this weird fan thing on Twitter where you could sign up to be a citizen of Panem. Obviously, I had to do it. (Fun, or not so fun, fact: I was cast into District 2!) 

My fandom obsession didn't stop there. I also registered to be a member of the "Capitol Couture" club. Yes, that's exactly what it sounds like, it's an official Hunger Games fashion club! (Are you laughing at me yet?) 

To be honest, I kind of forgot about my membership — for shame, I know! — that is, until today, when I received this in an email titled, "Introducing the Capitol Portraits."



Are you ready for this?

BEHOLD: the first-ever Catching Fire Capitol Portrait starring the one-and-only Effie Trinket!


According to the Capitol Couture website  — yes, there's a website —  "Effie enchants in an exploding silhouette of chiffon and organza blooms. Never one to waver in her fashionable footwear, her heel-less boots are shod with a golden horse-shoe platform."

There's also a countdown on the site that's ticking down the time until the next portrait in the series is released. From the looks of it, the next one goes live at 6 p.m. (ET). You know, I'll be watching the clock — Katniss has got to pop up some time!

Are you a major Hunger Games fan, too? Did I oversell the coolness of this whole thing in the headline? I'm dying to know your thoughts! Sound off in the comments, below.
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