If you are a child of the 80s I’m sure you loved the Labyrinth movie and have been secretly wanting an excuse to wear a David Bowie wig. Well, when you are a parent you have the perfect opportunity to dress up in a Jareth the Goblin King costume, and have your baby “dance magic dance.” This is what happened today:
I think my son looks a little worried that I might be the real Goblin King.
Jareth has a pretty snazzy bedazzled blue coat he wears during the ballroom scene, but I didn’t have the time to make it (this year).
However, I thought, “Hey I have gray leggings! And black leather gloves! And countless frilly shirts!”
The best part about this costume is that it can be put together by something I call “closet diving,” except for the hair, which is a newly purchased “blonde rocker” wig from Amazon. (My son’s red and white striped romper is also from Amazon). The boots are Tavistocks from American Duchess. The blouse is vintage Gunne Sax. The vest is a cheapy Chinese corset with straps and a high back (links below).
Overall, I think the combination of lacy shirt, corset and heeled boots makes for a more femme Goblin King, but I don’t think Bowie would mind some genderbending. =)
You remind me of the Babe. What Babe? The Babe with the power.
I found this cool photo of me by Gaskell Ball. There are no special effects; I’m just standing in front of a purple light and the wig glowed!
Wow, it’s been nearly a year already, and people are still finding this post! I realized I didn’t link to the items I purchased so to make it easier for anyone who stumbles on to my blog, here are items I purchased on Amazon (affiliate links below) [links updated again on 11/5/18]:
This is the blonde “rocker” wig. I used it right out of the bag; it didn’t need styling: Long Rocker Wig – Mixed Blonde
I bought the red/white version of the Leveret velour striped romper: Leveret “Velour Striped Coverall Rompers” Footed One Piece
(If the red/white color is sold out there’s a similar red/white set made by the same company as “Christmas PJs.“)
This is the corset-vest I used, but it runs small, so buy up 2 sizes: QinYing Women Black Classic Patterns Underbust Corset Top L
The corset vest seems to be sold out as of 11/5/18 so here’s one exactly like it: Charmian Women’s Spiral Steel Brocade Waist Cincher
I bought my original leggings at a local store but bought these when I reword the costume in 2018: Satina High Waisted Leggings in Gray
My black leather gloves came from Ross but I believe they are Isotoners, which are available in men’s or women’s sizes.
Isotoner women’s genuine leather gloves Isotoner men’s genuine leather gloves
My boots are the gorgeous Victorian button boots called Tavistocks by American Duchess:Tavistock Victorian Button Boots
And finally, a crystal contact juggling ball! Clear Acrylic Contact Juggling Ball
Here’s a photo taken of me at a Halloween ball by Christopher Mobley. Happy Halloween!