Category: DIY Belly Dance Costume Blog

3 best places to find belly dance costume ideas

3 Best Places to Find Belly Dance Costume Ideas

  I noticed one thing that’s very common among many belly dancers.   We, belly dancers, love taking photos of ourselves looking beautiful before performance.   We love taking photos of our handmade costumes.   Then we love sharing these photos on Facebook and Instagram.   We also love looking at everyone else’s photos! (How many like’s do you hit… Read more →

DIY Sparkly Chunky Bangle belly dance

DIY Sparkly Chunky Bangle

  In my last post, I showed you how to make a drape armband that matches your costume.   It is very important to have a matching accessory, because it really balances out your entire outfit and completes it!   Here’s another matching accessory idea which I call Sparkly Chunky Bangle! 😀   In recent years this type of thick,… Read more →

DIY Drape Armband with Hourglass Belly Dance Dress

DIY Drape Armband

  When I create a costume, I always think about making matching accessories.   That’s because matching accessories really complete the overall look. Often they turn a “homemade” looking costume into a professional one.   So in this video, you’ll see how to make this pretty drape armband that’s super easy to make, and you can make one to match… Read more →

Time Lapse 2 - Hourglass Belly Dance Dress

Time Lapse: Hourglass Belly Dance Dress Making

  This dress project was born inside of my head about a year ago.   On Sparkly Belly’s Facebook group, one image of a belly dance dress was shared, and many people were liking it.   When I see a popular style, I have to re-create it! 😀   So here’s what happened:     Learn how to make this… Read more →

how to avoid sore fingers while hand sewing

How to avoid sore fingers while hand sewing costumes

One of my least favourite things about costume making is getting sore fingers 🙁   So I use my sewing machine for most part, but I usually do these things by hand: Attaching straps to bra cups – because feeding bra cups through a sewing machine can be tricky. Securing fabric to cover bras – because I don’t want stitches… Read more →

The Bellydance Bundle Review

The Bellydance Bundle Review!

  Finally! The Bellydance Bundle is on sale NOW!   Click here to buy the Bellydance Bundle! (available until Oct 8, 2017)   I’ve been talking about this project for a while now, and I’m really excited that it’s finally LIVE. 😀   It’s a brilliant opportunity for you to check out 21 of the best online belly dance resources… Read more →

Swirly Belt Showcase - sparkly belly

Look at these sparkly swirly creations!

  Can I brag for a moment? 😉   One of my absolute favourite moments of running Sparkly Belly is when I see costumes that everyone created based on my tutorials and courses.   When people share their photos with me via email or in Sparkly Belly’s FB group, they totally make my day! After running this website for almost… Read more →

DIY Fringe Hip Scarf bellydance

DIY Fringe Hip Scarf for Belly Dance

  As a belly dancer, you can’t have enough hip scarves. They are great for practice and of course for easy costuming!   So today I want to go back to basics and create this cute and simple fringe hip scarf. Let’s get started! 😀     Click here to sign up for my FREE email course Belly Dance Costume… Read more →