The Labyrinth Costume
|Costume type:||Costumes for Families|
This homemade costume for families entered our 2019 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Diana, the 'The Labyrinth' costume creator:
My family loves the movie the Labyrinth,
Halloween, and family themed costumes. So we tried our hand at creating our favorite movie. I was Jareth, my husband - Ludo, my oldest daughter- Sarah, my youngest daughter- Sir Didymus. My husband and I spent 11 months creating our family's costumes. We shopped in Goodwill for some items, walmart for shoes/boots, craft stores for plaster, paint, fabric, etc. Ludo was originally a sasquatch costume we painted and altered, most impressive was completely changing the mask - removing teeth, adding teeth, making horns, ears, paint, moving hairline and changing facial expression. Ambrosis (dog) was a large stuffed sheepdog we cut and sewed a harness into for my daughter to step in and keep it supported. The blanket was handmade to replicate the one in the movie, my husband added fake legs to replicate my daughter sitting astride. All sewing we did was by hand - as we don't own a sewing machine. Jareth and Sarah were mostly found clothing items at Goodwill and Walmart. Wig was store bought. Cape was store bought, but i altered it by sewing a shiny black and blue fabric to the back. Sir Didymus (fox) was an altered pirate shirt and vest. Ears and tail were bought online. Ello - blue worm - was handmade by me, sculpted from floral foam and handpainted. Toby - baby - was my old cabbage patch kid from my childhood. Total money spent $727. Reactions on Halloween night were fantastic! Many people loved seeing beloved 80's characters come to life.