Outer characterization

Cinna is Katniss’s stylist in the novel The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. He is in his first year of working as a stylist for the Hunger Games. 

Cinna is described as an attractive young man with a natural appearance, unlike the extravagant fashions of the Capitol: 

Cinna’s close-cropped hair appears to be its natural shade of brown. He’s in a simple black shirt and pants. The only concession to self-alteration seems to be metallic gold eyeliner that has been applied with a light hand. It brings out the flecks of gold in his green eyes. (Chapter 5, 21%)

Inner characterization

During his time preparing Katniss for the Games and her public appearances afterward, Cinna shows to be very intelligent. He uses fashion strategically, dressing Katniss in costumes that project a certain image to help her in the Games. For example, the costumes he designs for the opening ceremony are simple but memorable, which helps Katniss attract the audience’s attention. 

Similarly, for her first intervi...

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