Katniss Everdeen Costume
The number-one rule of a hunter and survivalist is to never let anything go to waste, and that includes items in your closets. Don't spend unnecessarily when you already have what you need.
Before my first quest into the thrifting wilderness (a land I am admittedly foreign to), I decided to take stock of what I already had. Turns out I have a pair of weathered-looking brown boots from two seasons ago, and they will work perfectly for my night as Katniss. Most of us girls have a variety of boots at our disposal, so I recommend finding your oldest brown pair and borrowing them for the occasion. If you also happen to have a black leather jacket hanging around, feel free to throw that on once you have everything else on — it could add an extra Katniss edge.
After I had boots covered, I found in my garage the perfect backpack to add to my Katniss getup. While it wasn't orange, and my nostalgic nature wouldn't allow me to spray paint it, the backpack still added the perfect touch. If you don't have a backpack handy, someone you know probably has a few old backpacks from college, or their kids have some they don't want any more. Don't be afraid to search and ask!