Happy Hunger Games!

***Update 3/23, 7:00 PM — I’ve seen the film, and it is awesome. You should check it out! They did a superb job. Look out for a review later this week. :) ***

***Update 3/24, 4:15 AM: You know, I don’t know if I will write a review for this. There’s one up over at io9 that I just read that pretty much says everything I think I’d want to get across. I’m tired right now, though, so maybe I’ll feel differently about that later when I’ve had a day to reflect on the film.***

Greetings, citizens of Panem! The 74th annual Hunger Games have begun!

Well, ok, so we don’t live in Panem. That’s probably for the best. However, the movie based on The Hunger Games came out out today, so there is still reason to celebrate. I’m going to try and see it later if the tickets aren’t completely sold out. Hopefully I can have a review up for you soon.

To honor this awesome occasion, I took some inspiration from Mom’s Basement¬†and decided to put together a collection of fun things you can pick up to show your love for this series. Each image links to the item, so click on through if you want to learn more about something.

Have you ever wanted to wear the globe that the names get drawn from in the Reaping? No? Well, you can anyway. This necklace is pretty, even if it does contain slips of paper that send people to their deaths.

If you want to show your support for the Mockingjay, you couldn’t go wrong with this fun bag. I kind of want one myself, actually. Must…resist…don’t…need…more…bags…

While you’re in the Arena, maybe you’re so confident that you’ll win that you want to keep a journal of your time there to publish. Or maybe you’re just a normal person who is a fan of the books and likes the Mockingjay symbol. Either way, check out this pretty journal.

If you like Finnick, this gorgeous blue ribbon wrap bracelet could be right up your alley. I just love the colors the crafter used to make it.

It seems jewelry combining birds, bows, and arrows is stylish since the series became popular. Here are some nifty pieces from that department.

Of course, there are lots of different shirts and other clothing you could find to show your Panem spirit.

If geeky shirts aren’t your thing, how about some nice propaganda for your walls?

Have you read The Hunger Games series? Planning to see the movie? Think it’s crazy that the story pits 24 kids against each other in a battle for life and death? Maybe you just can’t get over how much like Battle Royale the whole thing sounds. Whatever’s running through your head, share your thoughts in the comments.

May the odds be ever in your favor!