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How-to costume book series
by Dina Lydia

Latest costume book:
HEADPIECES FOR
BELLYDANCERS

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • SELLING COSTUMES:
    I'm flattered you like them, but the costumes on my galleries are my personal wardrobe, not for sale or rent at this time.
  • CUSTOM WORK:
    I live in Seattle, Washington, USA. If you are in the PUGET SOUND area, I may be able to make a custom-designed and custom-fitted costume for you.
  • COSTUME DESIGN CONSULTATION:
    If you email me a full length photo and your preferences, I can design and sketch a costume ensemble with sewing details and samples of materials. A local costume-maker can do the construction. E-mail me to price a personal design consultation.
  • BELLYDANCING HELP:
    Goddess or not, I couldn't possibly know where you can find a job, a seamstress or a teacher in your town thousands of miles from mine! Try Shira's Directory or Aziza's Hotlist for local information.
  • HISTORICAL COSTUME:
    I am not an historian of Middle Eastern dress. I'm afraid I can't tell you how to wrap a turban, authentic 14th century Moroccan style for your SCA event. You may find useful articles at the historical sites on my links page.
  • SEWING and DESIGN ADVICE:
    I AM known for dishing out free advice (time permitting) but when asking a stranger for a favor, a "please" and a "thank you" don't hurt, hm?
    And if the question is "I know nothing, can you tell me everything?" don't be surprised if I refer you to my books, which have all the answers...

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