Some of you know I’ve been taking Belly Dance lessons for a year now. I tend to gush when I talk about belly dance because of how much fun it is and how I have changed over the past year while studying it. There are a lot of misconceptions about belly dance and I’m always sad to see or hear them.
My second recital is coming up and I’ve been spending most of my free time working on my costume for the recital. I am still a beginner student so I am allowed to wear whatever I want. Each of us in the beginner recital will be wearing similar outfits in that we will be in skirts or flowy pants with hip belts and bras or cholis. But they will differ in fabric, design, color, and embellishment. It’s always a feast for the eyes to have a group of dancers perform!
A Lane Bryant bra is used as my base for my top: I added glass beads, rhinestone and glass bead trim and red fabric. The hip belt was made from an old piece of denim, heavy pellon and wonder under to fuse all the layers together. I then trimmed the belt to match the bra.
I will be wearing a red, floor length, full circle skirt with a petal skirt on top of the skirt, and then finally, the hip belt on top of the two skirts.