20 Behind-The-Scenes Facts From The Hunger Games

The Jennifer Lawrence-fronted franchise has loads of interesting behind-the-scenes stories...

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The Hunger Games made its mark as a hugely successful franchise, with the films grossing a total of $2.97 billion. What you see on-screen is definitely not all you get though, as there are plenty of secrets hidden from public knowledge just waiting to be uncovered.

Let’s dive in, shall we? Here are 20 facts from behind the scenes of the Hunger Games movies that you might not have known before.

Going forward, this will by no means be a spoiler-free zone. You’ve been warned.

20. The Make-Up Department Miracles

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Anybody who’s seen the Hunger Games movies is likely in awe of just how colourful the members of the Capitol are. They showcase huge wigs, crazy make-up, and wardrobes to put even the most flamboyant of dressers to shame.

As such, it comes as no surprise that the make-up department for the movies was enormous. 35 full-time makeup artists worked to make the actors look their stupendous selves, with over 1,800 costumes — often hand-made! — created just for the extras in the background. As if that wasn’t enough, around 450 wigs were put to use just for the first film alone.

It is all put to good use though, as the Capitol just wouldn’t be complete without its fantastic fashion. Let’s give a hand to the costume and make-up department of the films, shall we?


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