Haymitch toasts to your Hunger Games costumeOh, no! Everyone’s going as Katniss, Effie or Peeta. Yet no one’s got a Haymitch costume. Guess what? It’s probably the EASIEST costume you can come up with for cheap!

Haymitch Abernathy is one of the most influential characters in The Hunger Games movie and book series. He should be rewarded with proper representation during Halloween…without the alcohol, of course. No one wants to get arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct.

So how do you dress up as Haymitch? Well, it’s more about the swagger, confidence and appearance of slight (I use that word loosely) under-the-influence- speech than the clothes. Haymitch knows how to “fake” nice for the Sponsors while being true to his listful self, coming up with a snarky comment here or there. All the while, we know he cares about his Tributes.

Let’s get to the costume.


This wig would be perfect for a Haymitch Abernathy costume

A wig good for Haymitch

Haymitch Hair

Get yourself a blonde, parted wig and cut it shoulder-length. If possible, get one with a little grey in it. Any wig that looks like this wig I found on Amazon should be a good starting point.

Heymitch Top

Haymitch almost always wore a white, long-sleeved formal shirt. However, Haymitch never wore it formally! Keep the top button loose and add a dark tie that’s loose around the neck. The vest should be either a color that matches the suit, or brown if you plan to go without a suit. Upgrade to a leather brown vest for a more authentic look.

Heymitch Suit

Heymitch’s suits were not a perfect fit. They were in good shape, but always slightly loose. He

Haymitch suit- most likely BEFORE partying

never looked comfortable in them, either, because Haymitch was not officially a Capitol citizen. He just hung around “for the refreshments”.  Regardless, you can either go for a matching, dark-colored blazer and jacket; or you can go for the off-white  or khaki pants and a dark brown
Other  Haymitch Accessoriesjacket/vest combo. Finish the look with some worn brown shoes or boots.

If you are of legal age, you can carry around a scotch glass with brown liquid or a flask. If you are not of legal drinking age, you can always fake it with a bottle of IBC rootbeer. Haymitch still loved being from District 12, so any sort of District 12 necklace or any jewelry with District 12 on it like this District 12 key chain shows his true loyalty.

Have a happy Halloween!

What Hunger Games Character Will You Be This Halloween?

  • Katniss (47%, 86 Votes)
  • Effie (16%, 29 Votes)
  • Haymitch (10%, 19 Votes)
  • Capitol Citizen (7%, 13 Votes)
  • Peeta (5%, 10 Votes)
  • Career (5%, 10 Votes)
  • Other Tribute (4%, 7 Votes)
  • Prim (3%, 5 Votes)
  • Rue (2%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 183

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