The Garish Escort: Effie Trinket
Brittle, menacing and outrageously stylish, The Hunger Games escort provides equal parts horror and comic relief. The pink wig Flowers and Petenbrink created for Elizabeth Banks’ Effie has already become the most talked-about hair element of the film. “Effie is couture,” says Flowers, “but this is a fantasy so my choice was to create a look that combined classic with contemporary.” The classic element in the style, she says, is a ‘30s-inspired, finger-waved bob. Flowers inserted small, fuzzy hair pieces between the finger waves, producing an airy, somewhat wild effect.
click image to zoomEffie Trinket in The Hunger Games as the names get chosen for District 12. **from The Hunger Games OFFICIAL trailer. The other contemporary influence comes in the form of the cotton candy hue. To create the shade on the synthetic parts of the wig, Petenbrink used fabric dye. Then she turned to Joico color to match the hue on the human hair pieces, combining Joico Vero K-PAK Color Intensity 3 oz. Clear + 1-2 drops Pink.
And because Effie is such a stylish citizen, she also steps out in a lavender wig and a lime green wig in the film, created with these Joico formulas:
Lavender: Joico Vero K-PAK Color Intensity 3 oz. Clear + 1 drop Indigo + 1-2 drop Pink
Lime green: Joico Vero K-PAK Color Intensity 3 oz. Clear + 1 drop Yellow + 1 drop Green.