This outfit was specially created for Dina Lydia's forthcoming The Costume Goddess Tells All series "Book #3: Stage Belt and Bra for Bellydancers". The sturdy dance bra is covered in antique and vintage buttons, beads, branch coral, and brass charms. The belt is made from parts of an old Afhgan dress embellished with strands of coin-studded textiles. The pants are Victorian-style ruffled lace bloomers.
Some of the most fun and challenging projects come from the minds of children. A bald eagle was the order of the day for this 8-year-old for Halloween. Her costume features a white fleece hood with an eagle's beak and eyes for the head. The wings are a roomy sleeved poncho with radiating quilted 'feathers'. A wide white eagle's tail is attached. She stayed comfortable at school all day without overheating. Later that night trick-or-treating she was warm and cozy wearing heavier clothes underneath.
Based on the elegant designs of a bygone era, this updated version of the Smoking Jacket features raglan sleeves for comfort and fit. Crafted from luxurious thick-and-thin corduroy and plush cotton velvet, it provides a layer of warmth similar to a sweatshirt but with a much classier feel.