If you have online costuming tips to link on my blog, please let me know!
Kyria makes her own costumes; her blog Kyria’s Costumes generously includes a number of step-by-step how-tos and tips. For example, “Moon Goddess Costume” details (in three parts) how she completed a simple, lightly beaded white bedlah the night before a performance.
Despite our best intentions (I tell my readers to always leave time to rehearse in the costume!) the last bit of stitchery often does happen the night before. I don’t always follow my own advice perfectly.
The bra began with a “Dina bra base” – that must mean the OTHER famous Dina, not myself – and added a swirly holographic beaded trim and asymmetrical shoulder drape.
I do approve of this base because it has the right shape for a plunging-style bra that will keep boobs in line: a low-set, sturdy midriff band. (Don’t lean TOO far forward, however – you could still fall out of the top.)
THIS is the shape (above left) that will leave your boobs unsupported and slipping south. If the base looks like this, you must add a non-stretch “re-bar” sewn to the underwired area (right) to secure your cleavage.
My own costuming tips are linked here: Costuming Tips & Advice