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Belly Dance Costumes:
Making Your Own

 

Table of Contents

 

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General Advice on Costume-Making

 

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About Costume Fabrics

 

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Online Patterns

By Arabella

Arabella

By Shira

Shira

Hair Accessories

Other Items

By Dina Lydia, the Costume Goddess

Dina

Skirts

Belts

Dresses

Pants

Arm Decorations

Bras

Blouses, Vests, & Cholis

Other Items

  • How To Make A Veil. Make a belly dance veil.
  • Hip Drape. Just what kind of hip drape was the Costume Goddess recommending in the article about the pear-shaped figure?
  • Headdress Ideas. Don't step on stage with hair that looks like you just came from your office. These headdress ideas will make you look like a dancer from your head to your toes.

 

By Other Contributors

 

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Fitting & Alterations

By Dina Lydia, the Costume Goddess

Dina
  • Falling Gauntlets. What to do about gauntlets that keep falling down as you dance?
  • Battle Of The Hip Bulge. How to deal with "muffin top" just above the belt.
  • Tight Sleeves. How do you handle the sleeves on a fitted midriff top so that your top doesn't ride up when you raise your arms?

 

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How to Sew

For those who know a bit about sewing, but need guidance in working with the specialized fabrics and trims of belly dance costumes.

By Shira

Shira

By Dina Lydia, the Costume Goddess

Dina

 

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