Friday, March 8, 2013
Tribal Fusion Old Costume 2009
I think 1 of the 1st costumes you'll REALLY WANT is the big ATS 25 yards Gypsy skirt.
I couldn't deride if I wanted red or purple, but I shopped around for YEARS looking for the best deal. bargain/price.
So, my lil' brother gave me some money for my birthday that year, and I bought this skirt specially imported from India.
I got mine at this website, but I don't believe they sell satin gypsy skirts anymore.I'm not even sure they still sell 25 skirts anymore either.
I would say, if you are curvy like I am, stay away from black & dark colors, because against the light color of your skin, it will cause an optical effect of making you look too fat. TOO FAT!
Here, you can see me wearing a very vintage early 1990s club/rave choli/top. Poet blouse ruffles! But, it's BLACK. See how the contrast of the dark & light colors of the skin color of my belly are against my dark black top? Makes my belly look TOO BIG.
Also, you can't see the shapeliness of my bust. Not a good look. But, it looks fine on the arms. So, that's something to keep in mind.
Black is VERY popular with Tribal dancers. But, unless you are the demure, athletic, or skinny type, I would advise against it.
That's why, even tho' I LOVE Purple, most PURPLE colored costume items are DARK, or TOO dark, almost BLACK. So, I try to stick with lighter colors.
USE your round shape to your advantage! It makes the movements LOOK BETTER. It looks better to the eyes as well.
I have also found that RED looks VERY good on stage. There is SOMETHING about RED that catches the viewers' eyes. It's a POWER COLOR. AND, it will also enhance your confidence.
In fact, if you lack confidence, I recommend taking bellydance classes, even for men.