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Eman Inspired Brown Velvet Belly Dance Costume

Added Nov 19, 2009

by pinprincess

Fort Collins, Co...






My dance company has been invited to participate in a circus themed belly dance show. We aren’t fusion dancers so my challenge was to come up with something theme appropriate that we could use again at other venues. Each of us chose a different color/combination of velvet and sheer sparkly knit. We’ll all have the same basic shape but each will be ornamented differently. Here is my brown and red/gold costume.

Material Notes

Stretch panne velvet, sheer sparkly knit from Halloween fabrics.




Garment Type
Knits/Jersey, Lace/Sequins, Velvet

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    Nov 23, 2009, 07.29 AMby sew4my3

    Ooooo… I love this costume! The brown and gold is so classy and really looks beautiful on. Fantastic job!

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      Nov 23, 2009, 09.32 PMby pinprincess

      Thank you! I received a comment from another dancer/costumer saying that there is currently too much ‘white space’ between bra line and neck line and that I should either tighten the straps or fill in with more necklace coverage. I tend to agree. I have a lower bust point so I don’t think tighter straps are going to happen. Must design a necklace!

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    Nov 19, 2009, 09.55 PMby skwarynia

    I love it:) Great sombination of fabric and colour, it all sparkles:) You bra is very interesting, delicate, and it goes well with the ‘sleeves’…I don’r know how to call it:) BTW I’m a bellydancer too, especially egyptian bellydances strikes me:) And I did my costume by myself, if you want to see, just check my creations. Do you practise a lot? And what style? Greetings:)

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      Nov 23, 2009, 09.28 PMby pinprincess

      Thank you! I think I would technically be lumped into “American Cabaret” because I borrow from both Egyptian and Turkish dancing :) I call the sleeves “arm skirts”.

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