The Labyrinth of Jareth is an annual elaborate masquerade ball held in Los Angeles where just any costume won't do. It should be fantasy-based, as the idea of the ball derived from the goblin-mocking masquerade ball in the 1986 David Bowie/Jennifer Conolly movie "Labyrinth".
|"Labyrinth" with David Bowie as Jareth and Jennifer Conolly as Sarah|
|the guards and the grand staircase|
Some of the entertainments spills out into the outdoor courtyard, where large sculptures have been set up to compliment the theme.
|An elvish dancer entertains in front of a sculpture|
|A dancer in one of several ballrooms|
|Part of the courtyard as seen from an upper window|
|Steampunk inventions on display|
|inventor Crackitus Potts (Nick Baumann)|
|These detailed costumes, masks and props are entirely home-made|
|Behold the vinyl unicorn!|
|A beautiful butterfly wing dress|
|I bet you're looking at their wings, right?|
And several people who painted themselves
|Wait, is that a strawberry on her ass?|
This golden girl's costume was pretty elaborate, with a wide wingspan and lights:
|Beauty and a beast|
Here's a video I took walking through the crowd:
This year's Labyrinth of Jareth is July 1st and 2nd. Tickets are still available.