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Topic: Completed Bellydance costumes (cabaret)  (Read 20527 times)
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« on: June 21, 2007 07:02:35 PM »

This is going to be image heavy, it's been a few years since I posted regularly here and my crafting has not slowed in the meantime.

I'm a bellydancer on the side, and while I now have the income to buy new costumes I usually either buy used fixer-uppers or make my own now. I'll breakthis post into two, one for cabaret styled costumes and one for more casual costumes. These are all built from hard-cups and built up from there. I'm happy to answer any questions about process. I also blog about my costuming obsession ( and many obsessions) at parasitegirl.livejournal.com (you'll want to click on the costumes tag, because I write daily and most of it isn't costumes)

This is my most recently finished bedlah (belt and bra) I bought the hard cups from sugarpetals.com, covered them, and built the bra. I drafted a pattern for the belt constructed a base in flet and interfacing.

All the beadwork is my original design, and the fringe was done by hand. I bought the skirt.




Before that I made a new belt for one of my existing bra and belts so the set could be used with a wider range of skirt styles.



And between the two I built a bra and base for a coin cover set I7d bought used and fixed up. This helped me get in touch with my swearing at needlenose plier skills.

(in progress)


And I am currently working on a tribaret set (and doing some comissions for three local tribal style dancers):


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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2007 07:06:17 PM »

Those are all gorgeous!! And you look super hot! Wow. The detailing on those pieces are all so intense... Great job! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2007 07:10:01 PM »

Wow! I love belly dancing and these costume are fabulous!!
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2007 07:10:29 PM »

I love all of those!!! Good job!  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2007 07:11:58 PM »

Shocked WOW!!!!! Cool WOW!!!! Shocked WOW!!!!! Cool WOW!!!!!  Smiley



                  (gods i miss taking near eastern dance!)

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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2007 07:18:04 PM »

Those are all gorgeous!! And you look super hot! Wow. The detailing on those pieces are all so intense... Great job! Cheesy

Thanks!
The detailing is why I don't take comissions for my work. I've explained to local dancers "If I charged you the hours it takes to bead these? You'd find it cheaper to hop on a plane to Egypt and get one made there!"

The Tribaret is the first time I've embraced using pre-made elements such as cheap acrylic beaded fringe to cut down on time.
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2007 07:24:28 PM »

Shocked WOW!!!!! Cool WOW!!!! Shocked WOW!!!!! Cool WOW!!!!!  Smiley



                  (gods i miss taking near eastern dance!)

Come....come back to the dance...we beg of you.
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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2007 07:25:46 PM »

omg so hot, especially that last one.... it's a doozy.
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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2007 07:48:24 PM »

All of these pieces are absolutely stunning!  You must have the patience of a saint to deal with all those fiddly little bits of bead and fringe work.

May I also just say that you have the perfect body?  Wow.

Congratulations on a fabulous job!

-Sarah
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2007 08:01:02 PM »

Ummmm... HOT!  And the costumes are nice too  Grin

I love the colors and elements you put together, really stunning.
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