Welcome, Welcome, to Day 21 of The Hunger Games Scrapbooking Challenge! Today we are taking our inspiration from Effie Trinket! She is the highly made up picker of Primrose's name in the reaping ball on The Hunger Games movie trailers. She is the one who says "May the Odds be Ever in Your Favor!"
I don't imagine there are many on Team Effie, but there was something about her that I liked despite her being outwardly despicable. For me, I felt like maybe she was just misunderstood.
Effie reminded me a bit of my first year of highschool, a time when girls are desperately trying to fit in. A time when I was labeled a "freshman airhead cheerleader" or at least that what the upperclassmen mean girls called us. My BFF Katie R. and I would then pretend to be completely dumb and have ridiculous conversations like we really were freshmen airhead cheerleaders and then we'd giggle ourselves silly; but really, this was just a clever and fun defense mechanism we devised because some of those girls calling us names we would have looked up to. Highschool - ahhh the lessons of conformity and breaking the rules.
Since then I've always had a soft spot for girls who are a bit misunderstood like Legally Blonde's Elle Woods and Clueless's Alicia Silverstone - what was her name, Cher? Its the whole "don't judge a book by its cover" and you don't know a person "until you've walked a mile in their shoes" thing. And it is fun to get all dressed up sometimes right?
While reading the books, I always wanted to know a bit more about how Effie got her job. Was it assigned to her?, did she seek it out?, was she just playing her part in fear of what would happen if she messed up?, and did she secretly have a crush on Haymitch? Something I loved about the way Suzanne Collins wrote her characters was that all of them were shades of gray, none were black or white. So while Effie seemed like the worst of the worst in the superficial department since she was from The Capitol, I couldn't help thinking there was a little more to her under the surface and under all that make up.
Spoiler Alert for the Hunger Games: Effie Trinket: The District 12 escort, who was happy and bubbly. She wore many different colored wigs and helped Katniss and Peeta get sponsors in the Games. She constantly bickered and argued with Haymitch. Very proper, she hated it when people did not have proper etiquette. Katniss was shocked when she found out Effie was a rebel. (source The Hunger Games wiki)
Scrapbooking Themes Inspired by Effie Trinket Can Include:
1. High School
4. Glamour Shots
5. Hair & Makeup
6. Winning the Lottery, and
Here are some of my scrapbook pages that fit those categories:
High School Dating: From The Quarterback to the (dare I say it) Comical Nerd. (20 plus years later: P.S. I love nerds. And P.S. The Quarterback turned out to be an amazing guy too. Much admiration for both of these guys.)
Ahh the glamour of a Disney Princess - here is my daughter with my BFF from highschool Nancy's daughter - on their way to learn the lessons of appearance and glamour and what's real:
And on excess in general, so very Capitol, here's a page of mine from 2007 - before the recession.
P.S. I still have most of this stuff give years later, and that clock still hangs on the wall in my scrapbooking room, it says "Scrap Happy - Think Big" in hot pink letters, an otherwise serious clock got glamourized, I love that.
If you make a page inspired by The Hunger Games Scrapbooking Challenge - please leave a comment with a link. The movie comes out tonight at midnight - who's going?
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