PoisonBabe

PoisonBabe - Customised Belly Dance Costumes & Practice

Balikpapan, Indonesia · 450 Sales

PoisonBabe

PoisonBabe - Customised Belly Dance Costumes & Practice

Balikpapan, Indonesia 450 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(125)

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PoisonBabe is closed for a break! For those of you waiting for orders, don't worry, they are still in process and will be shipped to you as soon as they are ready.
Happy dancing!

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Last updated on Jul 14, 2016

Dearest Dancers,
PoisonBabe is closed for a break! For those of you waiting for orders, don't worry, they are still in process and will be shipped to you as soon as they are ready.
Happy dancing!

Allison Mulroy

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Allison Mulroy

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(125)
Caroline

Caroline on Jul 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing, It feels so gentle and is great for any dance wear, goes with everything. Stretchy as well!

Noelle Peregrino

Noelle Peregrino on Jun 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I spent so long trying to find a seller who could capture the vision I had in mind and Allison doesn't disappoint. She has an eye for detail as well as the talent to make a request come to life. I was blown away with the quality of my item. It was top-tier craftsmanship and oh so beautiful. She is an amazing person to work with. There was a spot during her crafting time that I had an emergency expense and told her that I was concerned that I wouldn't have the money to fully pay for her item. I even told her I would understand it if she put the item up for sale when it was completed because I felt guilty for taking her time, but she put it aside and told me to let her know when I could pay again and she would continue. Allison awesome. Thank you for bringing my vision to life. I look forward to our next transaction.

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About

Dance Every Step of The Way

When many things in my life began to disintegrate and fall apart, I made a decision - or rather I sent out a very strong desire into the universe - that I wanted my life to become surrounded by, steeped in, determined by dance.

Dance being my absolutely favourite thing to do.

So slowly, whilst still designing and wholesaling women's fashion, I began to make a few costume pieces, as I couldn't find much I would wear myself amongst the belly dance designs I saw around (this was before I discovered Etsy, obviously!)

I had had a wholesale business for 10 years and eventually a boutique here in Bali. What a struggle... The endless demand for faster, cheaper, better. But faster and cheaper does not a better item make...

I have always loved to dance, but it was more of a dance floor "get yo' groove on" thing rather than anything structured UNTIL that beautiful, unknown belly dancer in a dreary tourist show in Turkey. After the handkerchief wavers had finally left the stage, she suddenly appeared from the shadows, voluptuous, shimmering - and shimmying! My jaw hit the floor. I want to be able to do THAT.

That was it! I had never seen someone express the music so accurately, beautifully, femininely...

Until I discovered the grace and beauty of Classical Indian Odissi Dance and the divine inspiration embodied in my Guru Colleena Shakti. Now my heart has been broken open by Odissi and I will truly never be the same again. Sounds a bit pretentious I know - but it's true!

Designing costumes is a way to be constantly immersed in the element of dance. I get to indulge my inner princess and play with sparkly pretties, I am developing a world wide network of dance sisters and I have the perfect excuse to have the music loud because it's all about the music!

So I am pursuing a dance based life - making costumes, teaching a little and organising dance retreats. Everything is still budding and blossoming, and I'm not quite there yet but I guess it's all about the journey isn't it, and I will dance every step of the way.

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  • Allison Mulroy

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I love Tea, Belly Dancing, Classical Indian Odissi Dance, and mixing old, tarnished & new sparkly things into fabulous costumes. While drinking tea. And dancing.

  • Mina

    Beading, Shipping - My All Round Assistant!

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  • Rose

    Bali, Indonesia

    A small home industry with 5 sewing machines.

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Last updated on Apr 25, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

Measurements CM or INCHES:

UPPER HIP - where you like your skirt or belt to sit – will you be wearing the belt over a skirt and pantaloons? Then you’ll need a few extra cm - maybe measure on top of clothes.

LOWER HIP - fullest part of your booty

BRA SIZE - as you would buy in the shops

UNDERBUST - underneath your breasts, all the way around.
FULLEST PART OF THE BUST - around your breasts, all the way around.

Breathe naturally!

SKIRT LENGTH - to the ankle / floor - please specify. You can also measure your favourite skirt.

UPPER ARM CIRCUMFERENCE.

Please take into account your average size, whether you have gained / lost weight recently.

there may be an extra charge of $10 to $25 per piece for plus sizes.

Wholesale availability

Yes! I happily accept wholesale orders. Please message me with your requirements.