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« on: February 09, 2013 10:26:31 AM »



My dance partner and I found this awesome printed fabric at Joann's, and got inspired to make our new costumes based on it. It's a 50"wide drapey silky material that we turned into some big luxurious pantaloons. We used this pattern for the pants:
http://www.amazon.com/Hathayas-Harem-Pants-Pattern-Belly/dp/B0018EC730
And the tops we adapted from the Fat Chance Bellydance original choli pattern. We used the cup and triangle gussets (we're busty gals) and added super long ties, a band at the bottom with D-rings. The top crosses at mid back, threads through the d rings and ties. Then we both chose a vintage brooch, I used one from my grandma, the rhinestone fan. She used one from her mother, it was a cameo style oval piece with flowers on it. We both attached matching kuchi pendants beneath that.

The whole look was based around the pattern of the pants and these feathers I got a few years ago, and never turned into hair fascinators. I made a matching pair for us. The base is a stiff felt oval glued to a barrette. Then I used a combination of hot glue and epoxy to add the feathers, more vintage brooches, turkoman buttons, pearly and rhinestone beads.
Here's my feather:


Here's my partner wearing hers:


And here is me wearing mine:


This is how everything looked pulled together...this is me backstage with my ancient phone...getting a smartphone next week, wooho!
 


Hanging out after we performed:


And link to the performance! We were in Buffalo, NY at the Forum for Jim Boz's new cd release party. It was a blast.
http://youtu.be/BdjVspgG5Ns


Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2013 12:22:06 PM »

very pretty. lovely fabric and  beautiful fascinators.
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2013 11:12:37 PM »

Oooh, so pretty!  And lucky you for being able to attend and perform at that event!
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2013 06:30:44 AM »

Beautiful costume! You look gorgeous in it!
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2013 08:06:56 PM »

Thank you everyone!
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2013 08:17:34 PM »

Aislynn, it was such a fun night. A friend of mine was hosting it and invited us to perform. The roads were terrible that night but it was worth the trip. The layout of the night was really unique, they started the evening with two performances, then open dance floor with Jim Boz DJing, then two more performances, more open dance floor, 2 more, open dance, and then a final performance. It was fun, everyone was dancing. Jim Boz led the room in a sort of belly dance electric slide, it was awesome. The entire room got the moves down and were dancing together in a box. Except for me. I missed the instruction and had a hard time following everyone, the floor was so packed that I couldn't really see anyone well enough to follow or step back to see what they were doing, and well, once everyone turned or changed direction I was screwed. LOL Footwork is not my forte.
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2013 07:09:01 AM »

That's so cool!  If you ever get the chance, it's super easy to turn the Cupid Shuffle into a belly dance line dance.  And the footwork is a lot easier than the Electric Slide!
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