BellydancebyCarrie

Bellydance costuming for the Tribal Fusion siren

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BellydancebyCarrie

Bellydance costuming for the Tribal Fusion siren

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Announcement    I love tribal fusion costuming. When done well, it has so much soul. You can spend months thinking about a project, eyes peeled for the perfect bits as you scour antique shops and flea markets. Or one day you open your drawer full of treasures and something new starts to make itself before your eyes.

The costume becomes a collage of moments and histories as you pull together old and new elements. And then you bleed on it. And you sacrifice hair to it (super glue, sigh). And you agonize over the placement of each detail. And your first try doesn't work out so you walk away disheartened, then start again on a new day. And at the end of it all, you share the stage with this unique thing of beauty that's become a character in its own right.

I'm so fortunate to be able to work with some fabulous costume designers, to dance in pieces that they've bled on, agonized over, and joyed in. I love working on my own pieces. It's become an integral part of my creative process and satisfies my deep need to create things (I have a Fine Art education).

The next time you work on a costume or commission one to be made for you or just watch a show, consider the soul the costume lends to the dance and how it affects your perception of the movement and character of the piece.

Announcement

I love tribal fusion costuming. When done well, it has so much soul. You can spend months thinking about a project, eyes peeled for the perfect bits as you scour antique shops and flea markets. Or one day you open your drawer full of treasures and something new starts to make itself before your eyes.

The costume becomes a collage of moments and histories as you pull together old and new elements. And then you bleed on it. And you sacrifice hair to it (super glue, sigh). And you agonize over the placement of each detail. And your first try doesn't work out so you walk away disheartened, then start again on a new day. And at the end of it all, you share the stage with this unique thing of beauty that's become a character in its own right.

I'm so fortunate to be able to work with some fabulous costume designers, to dance in pieces that they've bled on, agonized over, and joyed in. I love working on my own pieces. It's become an integral part of my creative process and satisfies my deep need to create things (I have a Fine Art education).

The next time you work on a costume or commission one to be made for you or just watch a show, consider the soul the costume lends to the dance and how it affects your perception of the movement and character of the piece.

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It’s so heartwarming to see our community striving to stay connected during these difficult times. With the cancellation of so many events, it did me so much good to see a couple of my pieces getting some love at online events. heart
It’s so heartwarming to see our community striving to stay connected during these difficult times. With the cancellation of so many events, it did me so much good to see a couple of my pieces getting some love at online events. heart
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About BellydancebyCarrie

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On Etsy since 2013

Bellydance costuming and jewelry for the discerning tribal fusion siren.

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Last updated on February 17, 2016

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