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« on: November 04, 2009 03:30:59 PM »

My boyfriend is a huge fan of Labyrinth. He can recite pretty much the whole movie. I love that about him. He's always wanted to be Jareth, David Bowie's character from the movie for Halloween. This year, we made it happen. I decided to be Sarah from the ballroom scene where she wears that hot silvery/white ball gown. I've never made anything like this before, but I like a challenge!
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This is the final product. Totally made by me, except for the necklace.
And below is the inspiration dress from the movie.

I made the necklace that Jareth wears out of Fimo clay, but didn't take any close-up shots! That's the only thing handmade on my boyfriend's costume. I just want to show him off because he's cute.

Here's a dramatic action shot of sewing the silver material. I had to use a permanent marker because the fabric pencil wouldn't work.

Here's a confusing shot of tulle and elastic on the skirt.

This is the silvery stuff that went on my hair. Wired ribbon, hot glued Christmas silver things and tons of bobby pins. Seriously, tons.

I made the dress in three detachable parts: skirt, bodice, and poofy sleeves. The sleeves stayed on with the application of snaps on the bodice. Well, sorta. I was glad to be able to remove them half-way through our friend's party. I made a few "sleeve-in-the-onion-dip" blunders!
It was also the first time I used eyelets to create a corset-type closure on the back of the dress. I wasn't very fond of how it looked, so there are no photos of the back. Ha!
Anyway, we got a lot of nice comments about our costumes. Here's a gratuitous shot of David Bowie being hot:

Thank you for looking! I hope it put a smile on your face! (Sorry if some of the photos are sideways. I thought I fixed them, but I guess not!)
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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2009 04:33:44 PM »

what an awesome job. Loved the movie so love the idea and the two of you pulled it off amazingly!

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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2009 06:49:32 PM »

Very Nice!

« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2009 01:25:58 AM »

Wow, beautiful!!! Labyrinth was my favorite film some years ago, I almost forgot about it - until I saw your post. It's amazing, you really look like Sarah  Smiley
And yes: you put a smile on my face!
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2009 06:32:34 AM »

Your dress is beautiful and you did a great job. Also, thank you. That last shot of Jareth just made my day. lol

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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2009 08:55:34 PM »

WOW! Love the movie, love the dress. You did a great job, hope you had fun!

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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2009 07:09:10 AM »

This is awesome! I've always wanted to be Sarah. I'm 25 and this is still one of my favorite movies. My friends and I will randomly have a "Labyrinth Movie Night" and sing loudly to it about twice a year. This is a great costume! Smiley
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2009 06:36:07 AM »

I got goosebumps when I saw the two of you together. You look amazing! 
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2010 11:29:41 AM »

 Shocked Oh I would love a boy who wants to dress like Jareth. And he loves the movie. Lucky girl, beautiful job. I sew but haven't taken that ballgown for a project yet. Cu-dos to you.

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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2013 11:25:41 PM »

I am so jealous that is genius costume idea. I love your dress and the Jareth costume is to die for.

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