Bruno Gunn's 'Brutus' Wetsuit from the 75th Hunger Games
This neoprene wetsuit was custom made for actor Bruno Gunn to wear as Brutus, District 2's tribute champion, summoned to compete once again in the Quarter Quell - the 75th Hunger Games. The wetsuit was used mostly in promo material; Brutus mostly appears shirtless in the movie. The wetsuit was procured in the official Lionsgate auction, arranged through Profiles in History, in 2016. Iconic short sleeve black wetsuit with silver shoulder panels, textured hexagonal pattern at chest, back and sides, silver stitch detail, with internal bias label marked, “Brutus”. Also includes a pair of black boxing-style boots.
Gunn, Jennifer Lawrence, and the rest of the tributes spend most of their time in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire running around in wetsuits. As simple as that wardrobe may have been, they had some concerns.
"Honestly, I was expecting them to be horrible because the idea of being in a wetsuit for a whole movie sounds terrifying," Josh Hutcherson (Peeta) said while he and Lawrence promoted the second installment of the Hunger Games franchise. "But they actually were pretty comfortable once we found out you can actually pee through them—just go into the ocean and take care of your business." Lawrence added, "I was surprised at how little camel toe problem there was. I was expecting a lot more."
It's not like the men didn't have to worry about showing too much. "We tried cups in the beginning, but they looked ridiculous," Hutcherson said. Sam Claflin, who plays hottie Finnick Odair in Catching Fire, revealed that they were initially asked to wear thongs. "It was so there was no VPL," he said, referring to visible panty lines. "We eventually went with cycling shorts and that kept it all in tact."