I got home aroun 23.30 on Saturday and decided it was the perfect time to start working on the tropical costume. I sat down with tea, decent light and a movie (Casino was on) and started working. I added the beaded strands to the skirt/bra, have to tack them into place. This is a safety pin fix so I can easily change the strands if I want to. Then added sew on acrylic jewels and hotfix stones.
I know it was time to stop working when at 3 a.m. I give to you: the tropical costume plus more bling.
Before leaving to Londen and probably not being online for 8 days (OMG! *flails*) here’s a short update on the pink flower costume. As someone pointed out on bhuz, it might resemble a sahar on thebellydanceshop.biz. I’d like to state that this costume is not meant as and was never supposed to be an exact copy of a designer costume. As the eloquent Zumarad explained somewhere on bhuz, this is however an ‘inspired by Egyptian designer’ costume, or if you will, a knock off.
And the back, sort of:
And on that note, I’ll turn the computer off and start packing. I’d love to met up with people in London but suspect it will be on too short a notice to do that. Also, BF is not into belly dance, so maybe I should save it for the next time I’m in the UK. I’m pretty sure there will be a next time.
There was a very pretty Egyptian costume on bhuz a while back, pink shimmery lycra with huge bright flowers. That idea got stuck in my head, because Iw ant to make something like that for myself. The initial idea:
-sleek fuchsia lycra mermaid skirt with back gusset and bra covered in fabric.
-decoration: huge fake flowers with feathers/glitter. Shiny Swarovski crystals in scatter patterns on the bra/skirt, gold beeded fringe hanging from the flowers for movement.
– accesoires: headband, handthingie and upper arm sleeve.
here’s a quick sketch: (yay for Pixlr!)
The lycra is already in my posession and I bought the flowers on eBay this weekend:
haven’t decided on the swarovski beads yet, but I’ll cross that bridge when I get there. Goal is to create the skirt and bra in june, finish the cossie up in july and wear it in september/october.