Thought Provoking Belly Dance Costumes: the good, the bad and the hideous

Daimona

Moderator
This costume (from 20 seconds and on) provokes my thoughts....
[video=youtube;HZobUQi9SbA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZobUQi9SbA[/video]

Here's the link in case video embedding doesn't work
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZobUQi9SbA

And this provokes on a different level, mostly because of the beige panel on the back...
[video=youtube;7GgbWK55Ogo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GgbWK55Ogo[/video]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GgbWK55Ogo


And this skirt is rather fascinating - both shaped to the hips as well as full in the front and back:
[video=youtube;kLF6LfRE6i8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLF6LfRE6i8[/video]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLF6LfRE6i8
 
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Shanazel

Super Moderator
A fancy jeweled garter belt to hold up non-existent stockings, a costume with a train, and harem pants with a super full crotch. Innovative, indeed.
 

Shanazel

Super Moderator
Darn, Aniseteph! I already have a set on the drawing board. Thought I'd add fringe to them for a little extra movement.
 

Shems

New member
The fabulous Shahrzad has apparently gotten on board with the garter trend.

[video=youtube_share;Et8YcX6GNlw]https://youtu.be/Et8YcX6GNlw[/video]

In my eyes they aren't really the dimensions and placement of a functional stocking garter, so they appear more to me as leg lassos. I have a feeling the leg lasso trend wont last.
 

Aniseteph

New member
Leg lassos hahaha, love it, that's what they are. To quote Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: "I just love finding new places to wear diamonds". It's still silly though. And not for the less-than-lovely of knee/thigh, so I am out.

That is also one thought provoking bra.
 

Shanazel

Super Moderator
Leg lassos and a spiral nipple bra held on, no doubt, with something akin to superglue. My new favorite style, definitely.
 

Shems

New member
Leg lassos and a spiral nipple bra held on, no doubt, with something akin to superglue. My new favorite style, definitely.
The spiral nipple bra I find very reminiscent of Princess Banu's snake cage bra, which you get a good look at about 45 seconds into this clip. A real classic for those not shy about displaying almost all of the boobage.

[video=youtube_share;9RUnS3E4LUw]https://youtu.be/9RUnS3E4LUw[/video]
 

Aniseteph

New member
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Theda Bara called, she wants her bra back. Her version would make for some hilarious floor work though, as the snakes slowly head for your armpits...

Also I found this while looking for the snake bra pic. It's not strictly speaking a belly dance costume but deserves a mention for an early example of the sparkly crotch star.
ThedaBara-Cleopatra.jpg
 

Shanazel

Super Moderator
Theda, of course! I was trying to recall who wore the snake bra: not Mata Hari, not Otero... Theda!

You have saved me from another sleepless night. Many thanks.

The masking tape nipple shields are also quite classy. I expect to see those at a show coming your way soon.
 

Aniseteph

New member
Bejewelled masking tape, please.

On the subject of which, I just saw a book on eBay called "Sequins+hot glue gun = belly Dance Costumes". I think there ought to be a little more to it than that, but theoretically this could be a thing. If I didn't have useful stuff to do...

(Idea for new thread, then getting on withsaid useful stuff, I promise).
 

Shanazel

Super Moderator
Careful. Start hot gluing sequins to costumes and before you know it, you're on to the hard stuff like plastic starfish and rubber seaweed.
 
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