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on: June 21, 2007 07:02:35 PM 
Started by Buggirl, Message by Buggirl
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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):

on: June 21, 2007 07:24:28 PM 
Started by Buggirl, Message by Buggirl
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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.
on: June 22, 2007 12:12:21 PM 
Started by Buggirl, Message by Gareth
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I just got branded a "Filthy little git" by my own mother for admiring your costume. And I was so innocently doing it too! So I have nothing to lose now by posting, I guess.  Grin

I think they're fantastic. As aforementioned, that bead work is just awesome. They're certainly something to be very proud of.

And if my mum reads that previous line, I'm referring to the costumes. 

Great work!  Grin
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