Saturday, October 29, 2011

As The World Falls Down


That's right, folks. For Halloween Austin and I dressed up as Sarah and King Jareth (aka Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie) from "Labyrinth." If you have never seen this movie, stop reading this blog right now and watch it. Seriously. It's on Netflix. Go.

And if you've already seen it... Read this. It's hilarious and true. There are many reasons why I love this movie and the majority of them are addressed in said article.

I grew up watching this movie and just assumed everyone else did too.. but apparently I was wrong. Many people have no idea who the Goblin King is, or why Hoggle sprays fairies like mosquitoes, or who the "babe" is that you remind me of, but I'm here to bring it back. This movie is not just for comic book convention lovers - it is a masterpiece. Which is why I spent way too much time making this costume.

After finding this wedding dress at Goodwill (for just $30!!) and getting a few undeserved "Congratulations!" from checkout ladies... I had to figure how to transform this size 10, 50-mile-long-train into a size 0, suitable-for-dancing-and-partying dress.


Then came all the details. I love details.




Look how great the necklace Austin made turned out



And the final product looked a little something like this:


If you have any questions about how we made any parts of the costumes, please feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me at MackensieG@gmail.com ... and don't forget to watch this movie!

8 comments:

  1. YOU OUT DID YOURSELF THIS TIME. WHAT CREATIVITY, BEAUTIFUL. JUMP MAGIC JUMP!!

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  2. Kick @ss! Great work! -Brit

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  3. Thanks so much guys! I have a lot of fun working on it. Costumes are so fun.

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  4. Too cute!!! Love it!!! I'm your newest follower and would love for you to follow me, too on your next visit!!!

    Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

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  5. Thanks so much for following, Aimee! I am following you as well! Can't wait to read more :)

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  6. bahaha this is awesome!!! i love it! Thanks for stopping by my little piece of the blog world! :)

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  7. Oh my word. You are incredible! I love this movie (and I'm always shocked when other people don't know it... as well as the Goonies) and I LOVE your costumes. Both of them! It's hilarious that the employees at Goodwill actually thought you were buying it for your wedding. Goodness gracious, what has the world come to?!

    It's nice to 'bloggy' meet you. Thanks for your sweet compliment today and for following along our journey. I will definitely be keeping up on your blog as well!

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  8. The Goonies is SUCH a great movie. My boyfriend had never seen it before... but I cured him of that about 3 years ago. ;) Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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