Jareth: You remind me of the babe.
Goblin: What babe?
Jareth: The babe with the power.
Goblin: What power?
Jareth: The power of voodoo.
Goblin: Who do?
Jareth: You do.
Goblin: Do what?
Jareth: Remind me of the babe.
One last Obsessions Post… for now.
I am a huge, huge fan of the Labyrinth movie… and everything connected to it. It’s starting to even outgrow my obsession for Alice in Wonderland, and that really says something!
Just to prove how obsessed I am:
This is the book of the Labyrinth that I had especially made for me using the Text I found online after not being able to obtain a copy anywhere else. Yes. I had it printed and paid for that although, I could have read it for free. And it cost me nearly 20 bucks! But it was worth it. I don’t regret.
It came out very, very pretty, and on top of that I find it easier to read on paper than on my computer.
A peek at the infamous ballroom scene. I’m in love with it.
Now, I don’t have as many pictures for Labyrinth as for Alice in Wonderland, but it’s not bad considering that Labyrinth is more of a niche thing… even online. I combed Google several times, looked up artists who worked on the movie design and in the end even created a DeviantArt account JUST to search for Labyrinth art. And since I find DeviantArt to be a very obscure place, that should really say something. I’m still glad I did it, though, because I was able to dig up some really nice pictures and a hilarious gag comic with Labyrinth characters… but more on that later.
It’s time to brag with my picture collection!
And of course we start with Jareth. He’s somehow the sole centre of the movie, even though he only has about 15 minutes of screen time. He’s just that awesome.
Look at that dress and hairdo! If only I could wear something like that just once! My inner princess starts crying whenever I look at that. How is it that our fashion is so mundane? Sure, running around like that is a tad bit impractical, but it also must be a lot more fun.
I will Ö_ö No idea what I like so much about Jareth, David Bowie isn’t even that good looking. It must be his incredible charisma. That, and his huge, HUGE… balls. The crystal ones, of course. Fun fact: David Bowies crotch has been named ‘The Area’ because of his impressive bulge in this movie. Yes.
A card design by the main artist for the Labyrinth. I love the scrawny, knobbly look of most of his Goblins.
I want to send that card to someone. But I guess most wouldn’t get it. Too bad.
If only I could summon a hot goblin king to get rid of annoying people, reorder time and conjure ballroom dresses for me.
This is from the same DeviantArtist who also did the funny comic. Her name is pika-la-cynique and the comics name is Girls next door. I hope it’s okay to link her, I didn’t ask because she’s on holiday or something and I didn’t want to wait. Guess I’ll ask her when she comes back. Anyway.
Instead, they bite and goblin kings grant wishes. What a world.
Ehehe. Yeah. Don’t judge me. I always liked the pairing. I should maybe mention that it also heavily features in girls next door, so you shouldn’t read that if you don’t like this.
More original sketches by the artist of Labyrinth. His name’s Brian Froud by the way. Sounds kinda funny, no?
Call me crazy, but I think going through that Labyrinth would be pretty interesting. I’ve visited a hedge maze in the Netherlands a few times and had a lot of fun. But of course it was less difficult and sans dangerous traps. The most dangerous thing there was being sprinkled with water.
No one can slouch on a throne like Jareth. His arrogance trumps everything. I think it’s because of this that he can manage to maintain a good image with that weird hair. He even looks good in it. Or am I biased? Guess I am.
And look at his ridiculous nose. Hers is tiny in comparison. The bog of eternal stench must have triple effect on him. Maybe that’s why he mentions it so often?
I like the owl here. Toby looks a bit weird though. Like he’s already half transformed into a Goblin… oh hai speculation time!
This is one of my favourite pictures. So accurate! If only I could sketch like that.
Yes he has. He rules your sex drive, Sarah. Don’t even try to deny it.
Makes you wonder how old Jareth is. The book actually mentions that he’s getting old and wants to raise Toby as his successor. There’s a manga based on that idea, but as far as I can tell, it looks like crap. I don’t feel like reading it at all. Better no sequel than a bad sequel.
Those were on the DVD as an extra. I especially like where they’re hugging in the ballroom clothes.
Another favourite of mine. I currently use that as my desktop picture. *sigh* The dress…
This is the picture I used as a cover for the book I had printed. It came out a bit blurry, but I don’t really care.
To think that all of this was without CGI… amazing.
‘Will she say it?’ That was also a very good scene.
But of course, it doesn’t top the ballroom.
I think I’m going to dream of this tonight.
I can’t finish without the best Twilight/Labyrinth cross reference ever.