**UPDATED TIME: Thursday (tomorrow) 11-12-15, at 4pm on Twitter.**
Dressing up in a banana, squirrel, hot dog, and gecko costume were all super fun (and sweaty), but none of them compared to Katniss.
My costume arrived a couple of weeks before Halloween but I waited until that night to even take it out of the package, which terrified me because it looked skin tight. Luckily, though, it wasn’t tight enough for anyone to add my name to our neighborhood sex offender registry. But, just to make sure, I layered the costume’s leggings over some of my own, because Katniss seems like she’d definitely dig Splendid, but definitely not dig potential camel toe.
I threw my hair in a braid, slipped on black boots, and looked in the mirror.
Why the hell hadn’t I worn this during my divorce proceedings?
When I slipped on my previous costumes they were funny and made me laugh, but it wasn’t like I stayed in character for the entire night or anything. Still able to seperate the two, I was Allison dressed as a hot dog, not a hot dog. But when I put on the Katniss costume, I actually felt like Katniss, rather than Allison dressed up as Katniss.
I mean, sure I may have been the Katniss from Hunger Games Part 10 once she’s divorced with two kids and gets her god damn period during the opening games, but whatever.
After finally figuring out which end was up, I slung the bow over my shoulder, put on my mockingjay pin, and offered myself up as tribute. Of course, had this been the actual movie I would’ve been killed while I was spraying my braid for the tenth time so it would stay in place, but nonetheless I still felt like a bad ass.
And, almost as sexy as I did in the banana.
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Now, the fun part where you have a chance at getting something in exchange for making it this far.
On Thursday, November 12, at 4 pm, I’ll be holding some Hunger Games of my own via a contest on Twitter.
THE CONTEST: Thursday, November 12 join me on Twitter at 4 pm. I’ll update with exact time and rules for the contest soon.
THE PRIZE: Two passes and early access to one of the most anticipated films of the year, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2.
TRIBUTE ELIGIBILITY: Houston residents (or anyone who happens to BE in Houston, I suppose).
THE WHEN AND THE WHERE: The screening date is Tuesday, November 17 at 7:30pm at Edwards MarqE (7600 Katy Freeway) in Houston.
I’ll be there, too. Probably not as Katniss or a hot dog, but you never know.
And may the odds be forever in your favor.
(Shut up. I HAD to say it.)