Costume Goddess Tells All
Book # 1: Flattering Costume for Bellydancers
Everything you should know before designing
or choosing a bellydance costume.
This book is spiral-bound, 70 pages, with 120 illustrations and photos,
plus blank figures for sketching designs.
Who can use this book?
Anyone who wants to know more about costuming herself for bellydance attractively
and professionally. Especially useful for beginning dancers!
of Book #1 from Shira of "The Art of Middle Eastern Dance"
Bellydance Costume Styles
Nine costume styles, descriptions of the various pieces, and how to combine
them. Includes beladi, cabaret, "gypsy", and tribal. Suggestions
for creative variations.
Good taste in costume
Delicate concerns about appropriate theatrical attire without appearing
garish, risque', or tacky.
Do and Don'ts
How to enhance favorite features and disguise less-than-perfect features.
Illustrations and detailed advice for all figure types, including
large, short, pear-shaped, short-waisted or large-busted figures. Types
of belly covers, drapes and other camouflage.
Don't and Do for pear-shape figure
A gypsy-style dancer
Colors to flatter the complexion, and how to combine them attractively
into various costume color schemes.
Types of fabric available, which ones work best for costume and why.
The many choices of ornament.
Methods for designing attractive, original costumes, without overbeading
Costumes that suck
Parade of ugly and icky!