Much more understood and beloved today than it appeared to be at the time of its release 30 years ago, Labyrinth was the unapologetically strange, darkly comedic children's tale that was put together by writer-director Jim Henson, executive producer George Lucas, conceptual designer Brian Froud, and writer—and Monty Python member—Terry Jones. Thrown into that once-in-a-lifetime creative stew were the acting talents of David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, and a host of puppets courtesy of the Henson Creature Shop.
As one can imagine, the film was open to analysis and multiple viewings by growing fanatics, and with fanatics comes merchandise. To be closer to your youth, or to show your admiration for uncompromising work, or Jim Henson, or George Lucas, or David Bowie, or all of those things, here are some products you can display proudly. Ask for some as a gift—after all, you ask for so little ...
1. 'ELLO WORM PLUSH SLIPPERS
While having worms for feet might sound like a nightmare, nothing is as it seems in this world. Which makes having your feet warmed by The Worm from Labyrinth with these plush slippers an exciting prospect. It doesn't come with a guarantee saying as much, but out of any other footwear, this one is most likely to gently urge you to continue on your life's journeys and to the great big castle in your mind.
2. 'THE BABE WITH THE POWER' SHIRT
What does this shirt, which comes in all unisex sizes, remind you of? It reminds you of the babe. What babe? The babe with the power. You know, the one with the power of the voodoo? Who do? You do. Do what? Remind you of the babe, that is.
When you rest your world-weary head at night, wrap yourself—and your troubles—in the "It's only forever, not long at all" fleece. Instead of counting sheep, trying to recount all of the words to
David Bowie's The Goblin King's "Underground" should get you to slumberland.
4. REPLICA RED BOOK
The replica tome, bound in red buckram, features a red ribbon marker and a cover stamped with gold foil and black designs for verisimilitude.
On the left of these leggings, a silhouette of Sarah. On your right, a silhouette of The Goblin King—the two forever separated by the line that frees Sarah and Toby, yet forever entwined.
6. DAVID BOWIE iPHONE 6 CASE
Silently judge those you can tell are staring at your iPhone case, trying to figure out which David Bowie album cover your case is signaling is your favorite. "Ziggy Stardust?" the coffee shop gawker pathetically guesses, at least according to your increasingly inflated ego. "Surely it isn't The Thin White Duke era." Oh just stop, you are embarrassing yourself with your "inner" monologue.
7. REPLICA DOOR KNOCKERS
These solid cast resin scale pieces are replicas of the door knockers from the movie. There are no actual knockers to them, but there are two guide holes and a flat back so it could be placed on a door, in case you want your abode to be immediately welcoming to mid-1980s/Jim Henson movie fans.
8. BOWIE-INSPIRED KEY FOB KEYCHAIN
Created from grosgrain ribbon with a heavy duty black cotton webbing, this keychain would work great with keys that would make traversing a door-filled labyrinth a lot easier.
9. HOGGLE WOMEN'S T-SHIRT
How can we forget Hedgehog? Horrible? Hedgewart? Hogwart? Ensure everybody remembers it's Hoggle in 100 percent cotton.
10. LUDO 'FRIEND?' ADULT TANK TOP
100 percent cotton, 100 percent does not smell bad.