Tag: <span>costuming</span>

Q ~ Is fancy lingerie acceptable as costuming? I have a beautiful sequined bra.

No, no and no. If it looks like lingerie, it is just that, and lingerie, no matter how pretty, is still underwear. It lacks sufficient reinforcement and decoration to be a proper costume piece. Share on Facebook Follow me…


Q ~ There is so much bellydance stuff on eBay and the Internet in general! What do I buy?

Start slow, ask your teacher for some guidance (her favourite sites, what to watch out for, and so on). Check out my links–I don’t promote or sell crap. Share on Facebook Follow me…


Q ~ Do I have to show my navel?

No!  Not at all, not ever if you don’t want to.   Nor do you have to show your cleavage. There are no costume must-do’s for beginners. You should feel quite accepted in class in a unitard or other leotard that covers the belly. Most students wear stretchy pants and a stretchy, snug t-shirt. Most…


Q ~ Do I have to buy a costume right away?

NO! I generally recommend that students wear a shawl of some kind at the hips. It is helpful that it be a coin or bead  scarf made for bellydance, as these have movement and sound that helps focus, guide, and motivate. Share on Facebook Follow me…