Jamie Ortega
"Only that I'm so sorry that you won't be at my wedding... but I'm glad that you at least get to see my dress. Isn't it just...the most beautiful thing?"...I begin to twirl slowly, raiding the sleeves of my heavy gown above my head.

When I hear the screams from the crowd, I think it's because I must look stunning. Then I notice something rising up around me. Smoke. From fire....it devours my dress. I begin to panic as the smoke thickens. Charred bits of black silk swirl into the air, and pearls clatter to the stage. Somehow I'm afraid to stop because my flesh isn't burning. So I keep spinning and Spinning. For a split second I'm gasping, completely engulfed in the strange flames. Then all at once, the fire is gone. I slowly come to a stop, wondering if I'm naked...

But I'm not naked. I'm in a dress the exact design of my wedding dress, only it' the color of coal and made of tiny feathers. Wonderingly, I lift my long, flowing sleeves into the air, and that's when I see myself in the television screen. Clothed in black except for the white patches on my sleeves. Or should I say wings.

Because Cinna has turned me into a mockingjay.


So this my second Halloween to make my own costume. I decided to go as Robin just the day before the event so I wasn't able to complete the outfit with gloves. I also had to alter this green jacket, put a white stripe in front and the number 10 for Agot's Ben10 costume. :) I swear I'll start stitching earlier next time for an even better costume!

Maybe I should consider making costumes for friends for a fee next year. 
I'm not a fan of wallets or bags but I really want these. Oh ModCloth, how you break my heart! :(
I wonder if these are possible to make myself.

Jamie Ortega