Ah, here we are in our third week of DIY costuming tips. Only 6 weeks till Halloween. Have you got an idea yet? Today we’re talking about belly dance wear, with an emphasis on bras.
This is an excellent Instructables tutorial on making a bra pattern.
This is a collection of personal tips from working dancers on how to clean, store and repair your belly dance wear. For example:
Put a tablespoon or so of baking soda in a square of fabric, tie off the fabric into a pouch and place the pouch in your bra cups when ready to store
Just like in the fridge it will absorb odors.
Start here for help on making many elements of a belly dance costume, Shira of Iowa City has clearly put a lot of effort into making a useful site for dancers.
A tutorial on how to make a semi circular veil
How to cover an existing bra with fabric
This one by Kawakib from the DC area, shows a similar bra technique but with more photos.
Sabrina Belly Dancer performed at GothLA in April, wearing the custom set we made.
Allegra in a steampunk style belly dance bra and belt