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« on: April 06, 2009 10:43:51 AM »

This past weekend boyfriend’s burlesque troupe had its first big show. He does a juggling act for the troupe, and what better costume for the act then the character who started it all, Jareth, the Goblin King. While David Bowie didn’t actually perform the contact juggling tricks in The Labyrinth, he inspired dear boyfriend to learn what I proclaimed “an impossible trick”. Turns out not only is it NOT physically impossible, but boyfriend is, in fact, quite amazing at it!

Aside from coordinating the project and doing the makeup, I wanted to make a personal contribution to the costume, so I replicated the Goblin King’s amulet for him. The pendant is as close to scale as I could guess, and is made from Super Sculpey III. I discovered that by using a wet bone folder, I could really smooth out the clay nicely to get an even finish. It was then painted with gold, bronze and silver acrylics, sealed, and hung from a leather thong. From what I can tell, the cord should have attached to the back of the pendant somehow, but for simplicity’s sake, I made a hole through the top of it instead. I think it was the final touch to a fantastic costume - he looked amazing up on stage ^_^



and here he is in costume, just for fun!


(photos are ick, i know - grabbed a few quick shots in the hall right after the performance!)
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2009 11:27:04 AM »

i love The Labyrinth and i think your rendition of the necklace is awesome. it really is a fantastic final touch to the costume. now i have to go get my goblin king fix and watch my labyrinth dvd  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2009 11:38:17 AM »

very cool, the amulet the costume all of it is awesome
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2009 12:42:32 PM »

very awesome. love labyrinth!!
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2009 12:45:29 PM »

Wow, great job, he looks amazing!  Thanks for the bone folder tip. I never would have thought of that.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2009 02:40:42 PM »

That is the most amazingly awesome costume in the history of costumes. He looks great! Your amulet is a perfect addition to his costume.
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2009 05:45:45 PM »

I second GiddyUpMunky. I was going to post in support of the amulet, but then I scrolled down and saw the whole costume. A-MAY-zing!
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2009 10:25:23 AM »

Thanks everyone! I can't wait to get some nice outdoors photos of him. That costume was a lot of work, and I think he looks pretty great in it ^_^
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2009 05:42:37 PM »

Amazing! I have got to stop looking at your posts, it makes me want to go and skip work tomorrow to stay home and craft! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2009 11:01:19 AM »

That is so cool! It doesn't even LOOK like sculpey. What is a bone folder?
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