Welcome to Sparkly Belly!
I’m Mao, and I’m the founder of Sparkly Belly. I’m so happy you found my site!
I’m all about being crafty and creative, and empowering and supporting dancers who want to create their own costumes, business and life out of what they love!
At Sparkly Belly, you’ll find tons of tutorials, ideas and resources for doing just that 😀
DIY Belly Dance Costumes
No costume off the rack fits well?
Struggling to find a belly dance bra top that fits your unique size?
Do your DIY costumes look “homemade” or “amateur-ish”?
If you said yes, you’re in the right place!
Here are some of the best Sparkly Belly posts and tutorials that will solve your costuming problems 🙂
Want to learn how to sew and make more costuming bits?
FREE EMAIL COURSE: Belly Dance Costume Making 101
Sign up here and you’ll receive an email lesson every few days where you’ll learn:
- Must-have sewing tools for costume making
- Easy accessory DIY
- How to make a belly dance bra using your own bra
- How to decorate belly dance costumes
“I gave up hope of sewing until I saw your sewing DIY.”
– a Sparkly Belly subscriber
Don’t know how to sew? No problem!
Want a better fit? Need a bit more coverage?
Perfectly Fitting Costume series
Want to make a skirt that is tailored to your size?
DIY Belly Dance Skirts
Looking for an easy dress for your folk pieces?
DIY Baladi Dress
Getting ready for family-friendly performance?
Adding Modesty to Your Costumes
“I love all your hard work to make it easier for the rest of us to make beautiful costumes! : )”
-Carol, a Sparkly Belly subscriber & workshop participant
Done with the “homemade” look?
Create professional, designer-looking costumes!
Business of Belly Dance
Curious about starting your own blog/website?
Do you feel like you need to build an “online presence” but not sure where to start?
These posts will make the “business” aspect of belly dance easier and more fun! 🙂
Hope this list helps you get started!
If you have any questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I love hearing Sparkly Belly readers’ stories, and many of the posts here are requested or inspired by these stories. I read and respond to each one of emails I receive. So if you want to share your costuming stories or challenges you’re facing, write to me 🙂
And thank you for finding my site and checking it out. 🙂 I pour my heart and soul into building this site and helping out and empowering dancers, costumers, dance moms, designers, and all the other creative people around the world.