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Sarah cosplay by Cosmic-Empress Sarah cosplay by Cosmic-Empress
Photo by: -Ljinto

Sarah: :icongbright1:
Jareth: :iconalcblueyes:

Sarah wig styled by: :iconalcblueyes:

Cosplays from the movie Labyrinth

Journal about cosplay: [link]


Oh dear Oh dear… the sleeves. What a horrible horrible challenge. Lols. I totally didn’t give myself enough time to work on them. First off, those are ultimate puffy sleeves, and they are not done like any other puffy sleeve ever. My dear friend showed me the Mutton sleeve. The Mutton sleeve is certainly very closer to these, and a classic 80’s sleeve. So I took the themes from it and started going.

First off, I want to say a few things about the fabric. I have to say it was pure genius on the designer’s part. Instead of using the transparent fashion fabric to back the mirror organza, a lace fabric was used on the puffs. It really helps the dress from feeling like too much fabric, since it’s got a stupid of amount of fabric in it already. Being covered head to toe is confining, and not too sexy. The lace fabric opens it up just a tad. I love it.

The problem with the sleeve shape is that it is clearly not one single puff, it’s a double puff. In about 12” of space that’s not easy to make each puff look epic. Basically, I built a under sleeve to keep the puff out, and then a loose sleeve to go on top of it. Attached to the under structure/sleeve piece is a beige band so that it won’t flop about to terribly. In order to get that large puff the sleeve material has to be longer than the upper arm. But the underside of the actual sleeve is not seen too often. I think it’s a short seam. I didn’t end up with that, and I would have like to spend more time getting this pattern right, but I was out of time so I gathered the sleeve’s seem to get it back to proper length. The double poof is created by a gathering in the center which has some fraying strips of fabric attached.

For the bottom of the sleeve, I used the stretch satin as a lining just as I had for the bodice. That I could fit fairly snug. I did that to help keep the sleeve from wondering down my arm since the puff didn’t have any way of helping that from happening. The bottom has this hideous lace, which I put on for accuracy, but I’m not a fan of it.

After the sleeves were attached I made 2 grey fabric flowers to attach on the left shoulder. The original had them yellow, which I find hideous, so I left mine grey.


~making of part 1~ Fabric [link]
~making of part 2~ Details [link]
~making of part 3~ Wig [link]
~making of Part 4~ Necklace [link]
~making of part 6~ Bodice [link]

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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
:) ty
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EvenOne Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing cosplay!! :D
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
thank you!
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FinalFantasyCosplays Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
My Gosh I love the dress!!  You did such a fab job on that.  I love Labrynth!  :D
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Thank you!
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MapleBunnie Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
That is amazing great job
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Thank you!
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Cospoison Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Your dress is simply spectacular!! *____* Congratulation on a job very well done! :clap:
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Thank you
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TifaLockheart917 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Oh my goodness, you made this? O,o I am indeed in shock. Sounds like a load of work but the outcome of it looks fantastic! :la:
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Thanks. It was a lot of work. I think I worked on it off and on for 5 months or so. With 2 months of very serious work... after my job and on weekends.
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Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012   Photographer
What an absolutely magnificent gown!!!!!!!!! I am totally speechless that you've made this! :wow:
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Thanks. It was very time consuming.
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Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   Photographer
But what an outcome!
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rentintent Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous!
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Thank you
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YumiMarie Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
awesome
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Thank you
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Perfect.
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Thank you
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sweet-illuzions Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
lovely!
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Thank you
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frapioca16 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, you look amazing!
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Thank you!
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frapioca16 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome
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barkeep1432 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
The dress is a very nice piece and would fit in very well in a ballroom, but what I like the most of the picture is the smile you have on the left hand picture.
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Lols, I actually don't like that photo much, but everyone else seams too.
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Timestitcher Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
I think this is the best version of her gown I've seen made. I would never try tackling it, not only because white just isn't my color, but because of the sheer amount of fabric and design issues in the thing. Incredibly well done.
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Thanks. I know what you mean about white! This is actually a really really light grey. I didn't want to look like I was getting married to a crazy Elf King. Lols.
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Timestitcher Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Lol! I do know what you mean!
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theWitchofGrich Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
beautiful :D :D
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Thank you!
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theWitchofGrich Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
you're welcome :D
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CartoonHero777 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
This is a really pretty cosplay; love the dress and hair. :D
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Thank You!
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nefairyus Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Niiiiiiiice.
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Thanks!
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