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Steph's Spud

by Anisteph

This is my avatar on orientaldancer.net. I didn’t have any photos I really liked of me in belly dance mode (understatement…) and pictures off the web often have copyright issues. Ripping off other people’s work is just not right.

So I did what I could with what I do have: a lot of costume trimmings, a camera, and a liking for potatoes.

Click on the photo to the right to see it in more detail.

Stephs' Spud



Here she is in a closeup: she is probably a Desiree or Cara, and may well be a real Egyptian as a lot of our vegetables here are imported from Egypt. Her bra is a couple of costume coins and a bit of lurex yarn, her skirt is a piece of wired-edge ribbon, and her belt is one of my bracelets. Her veil is a bit of chiffon, sewn to some gold trim to make it (potato) head shaped.

She is dancing in her palace by the Nile (a decorative wall panel on my bookshelf) as the sun sets behind the Pyramids. Her costume and her dance space are more glamorous than anything I have, but I do a better vertical 8.

Click on this photo to see more detail.

Closeup of the Spud

 

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