Crystal's World

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Sunday, May 21, 2006

This is 'me'!

I thought the first image you get of me should be this one... why? Well, because it's fun! Here I am as a American Tribal Style Bellydancer!
Last night hubby and I went to the Belly Jam -it's a hafla- kinda like a bellydance party! There were a bunch of performers - from all different styles of bellydance and time for open floor dancing! I had a great time! I've been bellydancing for less than a year now... and I have a long way to go! But, it's fun and I enjoy it. The Belly Jam was hosted by Hipnosis - a tribal style bellydance troupe in my area. My teacher, Vikki, is in this troupe. I even danced - a little! I'm a little shy about it yet!
In the spirit of this blog... I made my hair falls... out of homespun yarn and some fabric strips. Note: Homespun yarn sheds against velvet... big time! I picked fuzzies off of myself all night! There are coins, washers and cowry shells on the hair falls also!
I made the choli - shirt out of 1 way stretch velvet. It's mostly open in the back with just straps (see bottom pic). I also made the fringe skirt out of Lion Brand Mystery yarn and some heavier fabric.

The belt is made of old kuchi pendants and tapestry. I didn't make this... but did sell some at the show! The necklace I made with the kuchi pendant in the center along with some old Middle eastern coins and beads. I have more kuchi items - we plan to put some for sale online.

So, there you have 'me' in all my get up! You can laugh... the kids in the Dunkin Donuts did when we went to get our 'potluck' food before the show! I swear, I wasn't the only one dressed up--- although you might think it from these pics!
Happy Shimmies!

5 Comments:

  • At 6:25 PM, Anonymous Fawn said…

    Crystal! You are so cute..I know weird thing to say to a grown woman but I think it's the hair...you look like a doll LOL How tall are you? maybe that's it...I grew up in Hawaii and was taller than all the girls in school(I had a GIANT complex haha) and always thought shorter than me=cute.

     
  • At 2:58 PM, Blogger Crystal Kini said…

    Fawn,
    Thanks, cute is good--- much better than fugly! :-)
    I'm 5' tall (or short, I guess I should say!) I'd fit right in, in Hawaii! :-)
    ~Crystal

     
  • At 9:11 AM, Anonymous Fawn said…

    I'm 5'8" which isn't HUGE but felt like it back then. Yeah,cute and fugly are opposite sides of the spectrum!

     
  • At 11:05 PM, Blogger Aimee "Roo" said…

    I like your costume! I do bellydance, but not tribal as much as Egyptian, with the sparkly costumes. ;) Would you want to join my group bellydance blog? We would be happy to have you. Stop by and check it out, then leave a comment if you want to be part of it.

     
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