Jim Henson gave a huge masked ball in New York the Spring before we shot Labyrinth (which we shot in the U.K.). Brian and I got to test out two of the masks we were making for the ballroom scene and I’m wearing a dress I had made for this ball in particular. It’s turned up in Brian’s paintings since. So - this was pre-Labyrinth Ballroom, but with that scene in mind.
Here’s a picture of the two of us in the Dark Crystal workshop in Hampstead. Brian is looking really bemused but I have no idea of what we were looking at. I expect there were many moments like these!
These three photos are of some of the Dark Crystal creatures. It’s interesting to see them on a plain background, by themselves. They are so beautifully made and the detail is just astonishing. In the film, of course there is really no time to study any of the creatures that flash by so quickly. I don’t know for certain who made any of these - it wasn’t me!