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Topic: Completed Bellydance costumes (cabaret)  (Read 29093 times)
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« Reply #60 on: June 22, 2007 06:22:01 PM »

these are some incredibly wonderful pieces! I stopped by this forum because of the pic on the main page - since I can't sew a lick with a machine I don't usually stop into this forum, but had to say this is a fabulous collection - made my own set once and they were no where near so nice!

very nicely done

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« Reply #61 on: June 22, 2007 08:03:56 PM »

Those are awesome!

And I agree.. we need videos to see them in action Cheesy

I only have one video of the green in action and I'm not ready for full-on tube-tube comments so it is on my mac account

(From an event in February with The Afet Collective, a group of dancers planning and creating charity events here in Tokyo)

Greeen:
http://web.mac.com/parasitegirl/iWeb/Site/Double.html

Not a handmade costume but having fun with 9/8
http://web.mac.com/parasitegirl/iWeb/Site/9%3A8.html

Oh wow! I can't imagin having that precision of control!
      I hate it that any job that gives me enough free evening time to take the classes does not give me the money to do it.....
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« Reply #62 on: June 22, 2007 09:04:52 PM »

these are some incredibly wonderful pieces! I stopped by this forum because of the pic on the main page - since I can't sew a lick with a machine I don't usually stop into this forum, but had to say this is a fabulous collection - made my own set once and they were no where near so nice!

very nicely done

Ronda

I assure you, my first homemade costume was NOT as professional as the ones I make now. I was broke and not much of a sewer:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=14124.msg112488#msg112488
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« Reply #63 on: June 22, 2007 09:46:35 PM »

Seeing that first one was reassuring-but it was very good, too. My daughter dances and she's been begging me to sew her a costume. These are all very inspirational.It will have to go closer to the top of the must craft list! BTW-what would a Turkish-Rom costume look like? I love Rom music Smiley
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« Reply #64 on: June 22, 2007 10:21:41 PM »

Seeing that first one was reassuring-but it was very good, too. My daughter dances and she's been begging me to sew her a costume. These are all very inspirational.It will have to go closer to the top of the must craft list! BTW-what would a Turkish-Rom costume look like? I love Rom music Smiley

Tricky question actually. Performing Turkish-rom dance on a stage or for an audience automatically involves some fusion and alteration. Turkish-rom dance is very much alive as a social dance. Footage of Turkish-rom parties show everyone dancing but usually in street clothing (long skirts, normal t-shirts and tank tops, and something quickly tied around the waist). The moment you start performing that outside of a social setting of peers dancing you start making movements larger as to be better seen, and the clothing gets more dramatic. You fuse. It gets more Turkish oriental.

There are many Turkish-rom dancers who perform in Turkey (I cant check the clip right now but I think it is Reyhan, one young rom dancer who is becoming more popular in Turkish circles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCdX4QlO4c4&mode=related&search= ) and in typical Turkish bellydancer, glitz and alll. There are those who find a middle ground (Sema Yildiz, who isnt Rom but spent her life influenced by local Rom http://www.semayildiz.com/gallery.html) and then there are more folksy versions like Artemis Mourat she tends to go folksy or just performs it straight up in Turkish bellydance costumes (http://www.serpentine.org/artemis/artemis.htm)

Artemis is a good source of historical info on dance roots.

For Turkish folk outfits, Ahmet Luleci has a nice little gallery:
http://www.luleci.com/pictures.html

In general, voluminous skirts (although skirt dancing is an American phenomena that comes more from Flamenco than Turkish-rom), simple fringed Turkish bra and belt, and sometimes a Turkish vest or more folksy tops.

Turkish rom music is seductive. I've been lucky enough to take lessons with Artemis, Sema, and Ahmet Luleci
I either dress it way down if its a dancer-for dancer event or else I break out the more earthy tribaret look and big skirts, knowing that I am taking liberties and doing Turkish-Rom-oriental.

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« Reply #65 on: June 22, 2007 10:45:25 PM »

Because of the great replies I've had, I give you more links:
Bellydance costuming links:

My favorite site for construction advice, even though Im not crazy about her designs and I often use slightly different materials it is the first place I look when I have a basic question:
http://www.nadyas-sewing-instructions.de/indexe.htm

This is where I got my first book on covering pre-existing into cabaret bras (Embellished bras: basic techniques) good easy-to-follow pictures and instructions. : http://www.davina.org/

Source for books and info. I don't own them but I like what I7ve seen.
http://www.costumegoddess.com/

For personal inspiration and instruction, Sarah Skinner is amazing. She's complemented a few of my costmes, which blows me away.: http://www.bellydancer.info/s_costumes3.html

Shiras costuming links, all good:
http://shira.net/links.htm#CostumeLinks

Tons of patterns and ethnic patterns, but international shipping was an issue lastime I looked so I've never used them:
http://www.artemisimports.com/patterns/
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« Reply #66 on: June 23, 2007 02:52:02 AM »

Very sexy!  I love the double strap on the gold one Smiley
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« Reply #67 on: June 23, 2007 08:55:02 AM »



Great links, thanks! Even when I was starting to get the hang of the dance, I never partisipated in a hafla/recital -- far too shy. But I actually love having some of the basic gear to go to class in, and many of the clothing elements are great for hot weather around the house.

The artemis link in particular is inspiration to get my weight back in it's proper realm.

(Yes, I know -- one of the things I most love about near eastern dance is that it suits a curved, voluptuous figure; I find that undulations look best with some flesh present to really ripple.  But I'm just plain unhealthy, and that's a different thing.  Wink )
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« Reply #68 on: June 23, 2007 10:21:36 AM »

absolutely gorgeous. major props, I bellydance casually  and i love the costumes. those are beautiful.
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« Reply #69 on: June 24, 2007 07:36:34 PM »

I am really itching to do a pro-shoot with the coin costume, something retro echoing 60's and 70's album covers, but that's going to take finding juuuuust the right photographer.

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!  Both your costumes and your dancing!  And you would look perfect on one of those 60's/70's album covers!

God, I can't wait till I can dance half as well as you!
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