The Labyrinth Costume
|Costume type:||Costumes for Groups|
This homemade costume for groups entered our 2019 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Amy, the 'The Labyrinth' costume creator:
We did group labyrinth inspired costumes. The 1980's film staring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie was a beloved favorite of our age group. We tried to recreate the iconic ballroom scene. We watched many making of videos; and learned that the background actors from the ballroom scene were For a group costume we decided to get recycled ball gowns and make the labyrinth ballroom scene. We worked on all six main character costumes for months. It took three weeks to make the David Bowie coat. We thrift shopped old jewelry and did Marie Antoinette hair and makeup. to be human versions of King Jareth's goblins, this gave us the idea that we could make the main characters part of the ballroom scene. We researched and made the costumes from as many upcycled items as possible. It took 3 weeks to sew, jewel, and glitter the David Bowie coat. I hand sewed as many of the details as possible. We started altering, crafting, and We sewing in April. I hand sewed the puff sleeves re-sewed the beading of the Sarah dress because it was in need of desperate repair. I made the masks from e.v.a. foam children's mats and paint and various other supplies. The masks took the most time to create I used many different techniques and mediums to get the desired look. I researched and practiced and perfected the techniques required to make the masks from scratch. It took many attempts to heat and shape the masks to create the base forms we needed. Creating ballroom versions of Hoggle, Ludo, Sir Dydimus, and the worm was where we got to be the most creative in the costumes. It was a seven month challenge that We worked hard on and enjoyed emensly. We did Marie Antoinette inspired hair and makeup; which we did practice trial runs on to perfect. We also made the book that Sarah has with her during the beginning of the film. We were the only labyrinth inspired costumes in our area and everyone knew what movie we tried to recreate. Many people screamed and laughed and told us what a wonderful job we did on the costumes. We were told "we delivered" on recreating the main characters of the movie. So many people realized that we were recreating a scene from the movie and not just the characters, that part was reaffirming all the hard work and love we put into the costumes.