My “Most Worn” Belly Dance Costume Piece?

April 18, 2022

ALEXANDRIA: Cold Shoulder Mesh Middle Dance Unitard It’s spring of 2022, and I find myself spring cleaning my dance wardrobe. As I pulled out all the bits and pieces, I came to an amazing realization. My most-worn garment is something ready-made that I purchased more than a decade ago! In this photo from 2010, I […]

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Costume Design Analysis

April 8, 2022

Thinking Like a Designer – Analyzing Style and Costuming Design is a process that often begins with the spark of inspiration. That inspiration could be a flower, a painting, a vintage photograph, or simply another favorite dancer that you admire and love. This is slide number 4 of 60 from my upcoming talk, “The Design […]

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Samia Gamal – Hollywood Vs. Personal Style

April 4, 2022

Stop the Presses: Samia Gamal Covered Her Belly Button!! Have you ever considered how your design brief impacts the final look of a costume? Wait, you might be wondering what is a “design brief?” The design brief is a written description of the project. This includes the scope, style, budget, deliverables, and deadlines. Professional costume […]

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The Design Code – Workshop Hosted by Mahin

April 1, 2022
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Fusion Belly Dance Costume – Upgrading Coins

March 28, 2022

Last summer, I had the pleasure of working on one of my costumes. This vintage cream bedlah set is lovely, and I was very pleased with the final results. But after seeing it completed and on the dancer, I realized that it needed more oomph in the caboose area! After a talk with the new […]

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