Katniss’s Flaming Wedding Dress in Real Life

Radvile Soryte


This paper discusses the feasibility of the fire dress from “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” in real life. It was decided that the dress could be made with two layers: one upper layer composed of cotton and one lower layer composed of a fire-resistant fabric, Kevlar The paper calculates the thermal current between the materials and determines the temperature transferred to the skin. Hence, it was concluded that the flaming dress could be worn for 5 seconds maximum and only under extra precautions.


Film; Physics; Thermodynamics; The Hunger Games

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