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PHOTO CREDIT: Above photo by John Rickman Photography, San Jose, California.

Index to Costumes, Makeup, & Appearance
Articles & Reviews

 

Table of Contents

 

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Costume Design Ideas

By Shira

By Dina Lydia

By Others

Shira

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by Lina Jang, New York City.

 

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Making Your Own Costumes

General Advice

About Costume Fabrics

Online Patterns

By Arabella

By Shira

Accessories
Other Items

Shira

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by Jeff Halpin.

By Dina Lydia

By Other Contributors

Dina Lydia

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo of Dina Lydia, the Costume Goddess.

Fitting & Alterations

By Dina Lydia

Belt Surgery

How to Sew

By Shira

By Dina Lydia

Paillette

 

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General Notes

On Costuming

By Shira

By Trish St. John

By Dina Lydia

By Saqra

Shira

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by Carol Grow Johnk, Iowa City, Iowa.

On Hair Styles

By Shira

By Dina Lydia

On Skin and Makeup

Hair Style

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by John Rickman Photography, San Jose, California.

On Other Aspects of Appearance

Shira

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by Andre Elbing, Bärbroich, Germany at one of Shira's performances in Egypt.

 

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Traditional Garb

By Shira

By Dina Lydia

By Dawn Devine Brown

Shira

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by Pixie Vision Productions, Glendale, California.

 

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Costume Book Reviews

Designing & Making Belly Dance Costumes

By Dawn Devine Brown

By Dina Lydia, the Costume Goddess

About Ethnic Attire

Sewing Advice

 

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Costuming & Makeup Video Reviews

Documentaries on Middle Eastern Clothing

Costuming Instruction

Makeup Instruction

Shira

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by Kaylyn Hoskins, Solon, Iowa.

 

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Photo Galleries

Shira

Dina Lydia, The Costume Goddess

Fabulous Full Figures

(Resides on Shira's "Bellydance Plus!" Web Site)

Asifa el-Bah'r: Eclectic Ideas for Creative Minds

Caroline Labrie

Faye Lange: Tribal-Style Costumes

Leyla Lanty

Melodi: Sparklies

M'Shisha al-Foa'wi: Affordable Ideas for Students

Scenes from Turkey: Oriental Dancers

 

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Costuming Links

Costuming Links

  • General Costuming
  • News Stories
  • Historical Resources

Vendors

  • Europe
  • Pacific Rim
  • Canada
  • United States

 

 

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