Road to Labyrinth of Jareth 2016: Part 1

Hello there friends, I see you have decided to stick around for a bit. How wonderful. Eventually I will work out a normal posting schedule, but for not please bare with me as things are a bit spontaneous and random in the beginning. The magic is still settling in and it takes awhile for all the kinks to be worked out.

Anyways I thought I would start things off by beginning the mini-blog series “Road to LoJ 2016“. For those of you who do know know what the Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball is (LoJ for short), please allow me to explain. As described by the court of Sypher themselves on their website:

The Labyrinth of Jareth is a Masquerade Ball based on Venetian tradition, Celtic faerie and goblin lore, and storie of fantasy and wonder. Lost within the borders of chaos and light, nobles dance among the Fae while goblins wait with hungry eyes in the wings of their court. Some of the most amazing fantasy artists, costumers and special effects crews participate in bringing a diverse host of creatures and mythologies alive each year. This Masquerade is one of the few classical events open to ANYONE who has dreamed of a surrealistic fantasy fading into a single night of dance and revelry. Music and visuals heighten your senses as the night shields the Goblin Court and the chambers surrounding it. The artists of Sypher Arts Studio continue to proudly offer this tribute to dreamers and imagination.

Dance and dream amongst the Court of Faerie and the darker edge of goblin realms.

Of course, the main point of a Masquerade is to dress in costume to astonish friends and strangers alike. Be imaginative, revel in the ambiance and detail as the world falls down. . .

And for this fairy, it is the one of the highlights of the magical social season. A chance for all different races of fae/faerie to come together and revel in the merriment as a single united people for two nights out of the year. And for costumers, it is the perfect chance to show off some of your hard work and share your own creations with a community who can really understand and appreciate all the hard work, blood, sweat, and tears that go into the elaborate costumes that have been created.


The journey begins…

This year I will be attending for the very first time, accompanied by my mother and cousin. My level of excitement is over the moon, waiting all the way till August will be quite difficult. But thank goodness for the long wait time because there is just so much work to be done to create a different look for both nights of the ball, and boy will my wings be busy as I work to complete each ensemble.

So what will be attending as this year?

  • Mother will be going in her natural form, as a Fairy Godmother. She spends her free time creating magic for others to ensure that their dreams come true.
  • Kasstle Bellourm will be attending as a different creature each night. For one night she plans to attend as a Firefly Fairy, and the second is a Lake Sprite.
  • And lastly, for myself I will be in attendance in Faerie of the Green Forest Friday night and for Saturday night I will be debuting a brand new faesona. An ancient and dangerous creature who has a deep connection to the dark nights when the moon is new and the depths of the forest. Her very essence is fed by it. Curious? Stay tuned and follow the journey as I post new installments between now and August 8th.

Progress to date…

Fairy Godmother:

Faerie of the Green Forest:

 


Surprise (Saturday Night):


If you are intrigued by the kind of costuming and events I take part in or if you find the Fae and fantasy lore appealing, then please feel free to check out the fae costuming forum home to the fae costuming community at FaeNetwork.com
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  1. Pingback: Road to Labyrinth: Part III | My Faerie Kingdom

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