Just thought I'd share, from Dizzy Lizzy Costuming.
"Costumer confession- When I saw the image of Effie Trinket in her lilac ensemble, I knew I wanted to recreate it. For the first time ever, I was concerned about being plus-size. I've never had that weigh on my mind until that moment. It's taken years for me to make the costume, not just because of time (I can make anything if I really want to), but because I was waiting to lose the pregnancy weight. I really haven't made any costumes because I kept thinking "what if I lose all this weight and then all this work will be wasted? why should I bother? I'll look like a big ball of brocade rolling towards the crowd!" I was denying myself my hobby simply because I thought I was "too fat" to enjoy it. Me? The one who is like "screw it! I'll cosplay whomever I want" was riddled with that dilemma. Yes, I know I'm big, but you know what? I should be able to still have fun too. It doesn't help that I'm surrounded by young attractive cosplayers too. lol BUT, that's another story. Side note: Yes, I'm losing weight. I'm happy no matter what. I'm not looking to be a size 6. I'll be content with that 18, thank you."