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Jareth the Goblin King (D*C 2012) by MagpieLaughs Jareth the Goblin King (D*C 2012) by MagpieLaughs
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Self-Drafted cotton sateen shirt with cascade neckline and snowflake double-layered cuffs.

Leather and canvas vest, laced in back. Ridges of bone created underneath leather layer with hot glue and leather lace. Details include paua shell and toy plastic bones (painted), black watch-chain. Leather paints and dyes.

Grey nylon tights (purchased) - two layers. Outer-layer painted with pewter, slightly metallic, fabric paint.

Black boots and gloves (purchased).

Sceptre: purchased black leather riding crop, covered in polymer clay, encased small glass flower vase. Painted with metallic craft and fabric paints.

Pendant: silver and stone polymer clay, painted with metallic craft paint.

Socks: No Jareth costume is complete without the package ;)

Wig: New Line "Punky", thinned, trimmed and flyaway extensions added.
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FFxromancexKH Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
For the vest, did you buy and alter one? Please help me out, I'm still crying over my terrible attempt this year, lol xD Yours is awesome btw ^.^
MagpieLaughs Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I drafted the vest in muslin - I did trace the armholes and general outline from a tank top I think though, since I find those difficult to draft. Then once the pattern was ok, I cut it out in canvas and leather (the leather was slightly bigger so I could fold the hems over the canvas). There were 3 pieces - front and 2 side backs. I sandwiched various laces and hot glue sculptures and stuff between the canvas and leather (to give the vest the 3D designs), then tacked the leather down with glue and then sewed it to the canvas. (So - the canvas flatlines the leather). Then sewed the pieces together under the arms and adding lacing to the back.

I hope that's helpful! Hang in there!
methosivanhoe Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
absolutely fantastic... loving the detail work on the vest, stunning costume :)
MagpieLaughs Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks so much! And right back atcha - your Ballroom coat has wonderful details! :)
Pirate-Yashimaru Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
not bad at all. GK seal of approval.

that out of the way it need some work.
boots: The king has around and inch high heal that tapers down to a point [link]
Pants: i recommend yoga pants. they both cling tighter and hold shape better. it will make fabricating a package easier.
Pendant: can't tell how big yours is but it looks a bit to large. it should be 2x2 inch

everything else i love. as a pointer you should check out they sell high quality contact juggling balls in all sizes for very fair prices.
MagpieLaughs Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow - thanks for the unexpectedly detailed commentary! Would you like me to return the favour on one of your Jareths? There's a couple details about the "Dance Magic Dance" vest, for instance, that you can pick up in the newer high res version of the film.

Yep - been looking for the right pair of boots for years. If you ever see a pair, shoot me a link to them :)
Pirate-Yashimaru Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
sure thing the the vest is the last of my concerns really. still i have spent over 1000 on Jareth and continue to improve him so i take advice rather well, though sewing is not my strong suit so if i could find someone to make it that would be better.

what shoe size are you?
MagpieLaughs Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm a 7 to 7.5 US Womens.

Thankfully the vest is mostly sculptural rather than sewing! Is this the most recent version of your DMD Jareth? [link] I'll comment there if so.
Pirate-Yashimaru Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
boot options [link] [link] [link]

for jareth this picture shoes my vest the best i think. and i know the zippers shouldn't be there [link]
MagpieLaughs Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Cool - thanks for the boot links, I'll check them out.

It might take me a little while to get together some screen shots of the scene, and then I'll comment on your costume :)
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