Template:QuoteTemplate:Character Octavia is a part of Cinna's prep team for Katniss Everdeen during the 74th and 75th Hunger Games. She appears in all three books. Like most people living in the Capitol, Octavia loves fashion and the games. She grows very attached to Katniss.
Octavia was one of the members of Katniss' prep team, along with Flavius and Venia. They prepared her to be dressed by Cinna. Once he died, they helped Katniss dress up for her role as the mockingjay.
The Hunger GamesEdit
Octavia was one of the members of Katniss' prep team. She was disgusted by Katniss' appearance and often commented on it. During the time she and the prep team readied Katniss so Cinna could examine her, she was glad Katniss did not whine about the pain of them ripping off her leg hair and she gave her some tips to maintain the look. After they finished, Octavia said she actually looked pretty good. Before the interviews, she and the rest of the prep team went to the training building to prepare Katniss again so Cinna could begin designing her dress for the interviews with Caesar Flickerman. The prep team was excited when Katniss made it back alive and welcomed her with love. They again prepared her prior to her final interview.
Octavia was excited for Katniss since for her first year of being a mentor, she would have to mentor the tributes for the Third Quarter Quell. Octavia went along with the others on the Victory Tour to assist Cinna in dressing Katniss. Octavia, along with Flavius and Venia, arrive early to Katniss' new home in the Victors' Village to get her ready for her wedding dress shoot. During that time Katniss discovered that more districts had been rebelling, based on their comments. Venia and the other members were conversing about not having seafood for weeks, electronic gadgets or fabric they needed and Katniss was able to figure out it was because of rebellion in those districts. Octavia did not cry when President Snow announced that the Third Quarter Quell would reap past victors, meaning Katniss would have participate, since she is the only living female victor for District 12. She said her final goodbyes to Katniss before she entered the arena.
Octavia, along with the other members of the prep team, was taken hostage by District 13. President Coin thought she would be doing Katniss a favor if she captured and tortured them for her. Flavius, Venia and Octavia were fed, but not enough, so Octavia stole a loaf of bread and was caught. The prep team was thus taken into a room and beaten until Gale Hawthorne distracted the guard and Katniss entered the room to discover her prep team. Katniss demanded that they be taken to her mother for treatment. Venia recovered, thanks to Mrs. Everdeen, but was still terribly fearful. Venia and the others prepared and dressed Katniss for the role of the mockingjay. She trembled constantly, still scared of what had happened to them, but trusted Katniss. Katniss took them to eat and would often eat with them. The prep team assembled again after President Snow was tried, found guilty and sentenced to be executed. They dressed Katniss up in her mockingjay uniform and watched her during the trial. After President Coin and Snow died, Flavius, Venia, and Octavia most likely went back to the Capitol.
During the 74th and 75th Hunger Games, she worked in the prep team on Katniss under the lead of the head stylist, Cinna. Her co-workers, Flavius and Venia, worked alongside her to transform Katniss to fit the Capitol's liking.
The other members of her team are Venia and Flavius. Octavia, along with the rest of the prep team, prepped Katniss for the 74th and 75th Hunger Games. They also prepped her for her appearances as a victor. Octavia, Venia and Flavius were taken to District 13 to help Katniss with her mockingjay soldier outfit, as was Cinna's wish. However, Octavia stole a slice of bread from the food supplies, and the entire prep team was taken into custody by District 13 officials, who beat them as punishment. When Katniss went to see them to be assisted with the mockingjay soldier outfit, she discovers that they are being punished and is horrified. After torture, she is described as being "half-naked, bruised, and shackled to the wall". Katniss demanded that the prep team be released, and is obeyed. After that experience Octavia was very scared living in District 13. In Mockingjay, Venia reminds her, "It's alright, Katniss won't hurt you". In The Hunger Games and Catching Fire Octavia lives in the Capitol, and she lives in District 13 in Mockingjay. She is always wanting to look out for Katniss, especially her looks. Octavia has no known family, however she does mention having seven pet mice when she lived in the Capitol.
Octavia is a plump woman whose entire body has been dyed pale shades of green (light pea green in The Hunger Games, and light forest green in Catching Fire.) Katniss noted that Octavia looks younger than she thought without her hair dye and skin coloring; possibly in her early-twenties. Gale's little sister Posy remarks that "[Octavia] would look pretty with her skin any color." She will be portrayed by Brooke Bundy in the upcoming film.