Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Labyrinth Masquerade Ball 2008




This Saturday night will be my 3rd year in a row attending The Labyrinth of Jareth Fantasy Masquerade Ball. If you are familiar with the movie: The Labyrinth with David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly, then you know about the "dreamscape" scene after she eats the peach, where Bowie sings his song, "As the World Falls Down" The Masquerade Ball is based on this dream sequence. (see more about the movie here)

See the video:







The ball is in its 11th year now and still going strong. Last year they added Friday night to help accommodate the amount of people wanting to attend. (Saturday night has sold old many years in a row). You MUST have a costume and mask! The costumes are some of the most incredible I have ever seen in my life.... here are some pics from last year.


My wonderful friend, Anna
She helped teach me to sew and make my first dress

Me & Magic ready for the ball!
(WOW! My hair was longer last year!)

Me & my werewolf friend, Lu
I love this picture!


TruBBle, Dy, Lu, Me & Magic
in the lobby of the hotel



The costomes are wonderful!

The Dark Angel and Lucifer


Of course, no party is complete without Pirates!
This is my friend, Scarlett Harlett's Pirate Crew!
Do you see Captain Jack?

So, this year, I didnt make my dress, I have bought a thrift store candlelight beige colored wedding type dress and a black Victorian jacket to wear over it. I still have to modify the sleeves and make the dress look "less" like a bride. And time is running out!!!!!!!! I am stressed that I wont get it done in time..... off I go to sew and modify..... wish me luck....

Have a terrific Thursday.....

Commodore Minxie

PS, I wont be online tonight... but will be checking in and out throughout the day...... HUGS

29 comments:

~Minxie~ said...

Happy Thursday all!!!! I hope you all are having a great day!!!!

I am off to sew and stress!!!!! =0P

-Sir Jack said...

Minxie, my love!! You are very talented! Your costumes are fantastic...look forward to seeing the one you're working on today.

You go to some really amazing parties, balls, and faires!! You're a busy one, Commander!!

Have fun getting ready for the ball!!

Judge said...

Wow... I love the costumes Minx! I agree with Jack you have an amazing life of parties and balls.

I hope you get lots of pictures and have tons of fun.

*Muwah*

Judge

Lotus said...

Hummmm, do you have to keep costumes and masks on all night long? Just wondering. This would be a great place for JD to hang out undercover!

Cybermom said...

Have an awesome time, Minxie!
Those costumes are fantastic, and I can't wait to see the pics from this year.

BTW, congrats on your blog hits! Look at your map! What's the deal with Africa? Don't they know they should be hitting on your blog? Doesn't the Sahara have WiFi? haha jk!

Have a great time and we'll "chat" soon!
Peg

shakenbsis said...

Minxie!

I've never been to a costume ball in my life. This makes me want to GO! =)

FABULOUS!!!!

lawgirl said...

That ball looks like a lot of fun. I've never been to a ball like that either. Love the costumes from last year. Have a great time!

CaptainJack said...

Just checking in, me Minx....hello crew! Storms are here, so I'm off again!

~Minxie~ said...

Hey all!!! Too bad you dont live closer, I just came across two extra tickets to the ball for Saturday (its sold out).....

I havent even started on the costume yet... (too much work got in the way) heading to the sewing machine right now..... hopefully!!!!

HUGS

Lotus said...

Good luck, Minxie! If I were there I'd help you out. I used to be a good little sew & sew! :D

Have fun at the ball! You aren't by chance going as Cinderella? (I know, you can't say what you're going as!) I think it would be great if Sir Jack would start a costume ball in Mad Town. He is sooooo mysterious I'll bet he could pull it off without being outed!

~Minxie~ said...

LOL... no Lotus, not going as Cinderella.... ball more different ball..... not really going as anyone, just going.....LOL

Lotus said...

Minxie, why are you reading this??? You are supposed to be sewing! Get back to work!

(Did you get my crabs via text?)

~Minxie~ said...

Lotus you gave me crabs!!!!

shakenbsis said...

Lotus - everytime I hear you talk about crabs it reminds me of when I was stationed at Diego Garcia. Island animal life is so strange. We had only cats, donkeys, and chickens and spiders except for the things that could get there on their own like birds and you guessed it, crabs!! (not even one cockroach!)

I had a large tiled shower enclosure. They would get 'trapped' in there and at night you could here them clanking against the tiles ;)

a fond memory...

shakenbsis said...

I just watched your vid Minxie (creeped me out jsut a little) reminds me of the scene in Sweeney Todd...

Lotus said...

OMG, Shakes had crabs too! And Minxie, I'm sorry about giving you crabs! But I had to share--so cute! :D

Do you think Monsieur Jack would mind getting crabs? Damn, no number!

Robbi said...

Wow!!!!
Your Costume is Awesome!!!!!
My god you have talent...

And you seem to go to the right parties,faires and now the Ball!
Wish we had stuff like that here...

Hope your sewing is going well today..
Can't wait to see it finished.

Blaznfire911 said...

Minxie you look beautiful in your costume! I hope you have great fun this year!

Wish I could go *sigh*

Off to have a BBQ in a thunderstorm!

vicky

laura said...

Minxie-
What fun.. a BALL-- I love it-- what a great time..it makes me reminisce of prom I went to 3-- I love to dress up in beautiful dresses for special occasions--but otherwise it's jeans and t shirts for me.
you have a fabulous time and be sure to post some pics.
have a great weekend--
Laura

laura said...

oh yeah I forgot - Labyrinth is one of my hubby's favorite movies from childhood---

M said...

I'm beginning to live vicariously by visiting Minxie's blog.

I've never been to a costume ball either! How deprived my life is! This looks like SO much fun! And what incredible costumes-- they are beautiful, and so are the people.

Good luck with the dress Minxie. I'm sure you'll have it finished in time!

-Mary

Robbi said...

I a, just checking how the Dress making is going?

Hope good!...

Making my way around the blogs...

CaptainJack said...

I was supposed to be going to the Masquerade this year....had my ticket and everything. *pouty face*

Oh well. There's always next year I guess.

Minxie love, did you stress yourself to oblivion or sew your fingers onto the dress maybe? *winks at her playfully and goes to pour MUCH needed coffee!*

Anyone want some? ;)

~Minxie~ said...

Happy Friday all!!!

I never did get any sewing done yesterday.... still not sure if I will..... the costume can hold up the way it is.... just wanted to add some panache to it.... I guess we will see if I can get to it today.... stupid life and work seems to get in the way any more these days.

I still need to work on the jewelry for it first and make sure the stuff for my hair is ready.... YIKES.... there's that list again, GROWING by the minute!

Ok..... I am off to get this list under control......

Blaznfire911 said...

Happy Friday all!

Won't be on too much tonight, as I am getting photos done for the fair!

Hope everyone is having a great day!

VIcky

Christine said...
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Christine said...

Minxie, what a wonderful way to spend a Saturday evening. the Ball sounds like so much fun. The photos you posted are wonderful!!

Can't wait to see the new photos.

CaptainJack said...

Just checking in again - didn't want to stand on the sidelines lurking lol

Take care all!

Robbi said...

I was just checking to see how the Dress and Jewel's are coming...
And checking blogs...

Hope everyone is having a good Friday!