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Homemade Christmas Costume Ideas

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Are you looking for that perfect costume? Do you like to dress up in festive attire over the holidays? Whatever your interest is, you can celebrate the season by creating a Christmas costume yourself. The Christmas costume may represent anything related to the winter season or the holidays that you love; the hot apple pie to those stockings that you see on the mantle. You can be very creative when it comes to your Christmas costume ideas. Here are some to get you started.

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A costume made to resemble a Christmas tree can be great idea. You can pick up the things that you need for making the costume from any local store or a craft store. Some of the things that you need to have are green felt sufficient enough to cover the body from shoulders to toes two times, several felt squares in varied colors, some Christmas garlands that can be used for Christmas tree trimming and a party hat that has a conical shape. To make your Christmas tree costume, first cut out a hole at the center of the green felt using a pair of scissors so that you can slip over your head. Trim the ends and sides of the green felt, after slipping it over the head, to make sure that it is not too big for you. You can make use of the excess fabric to decorate your party hat to form the top of the Christmas tree. Now, cut the colored felt pieces in circular shape and use them to decorate your Christmas tree costume with garland and ornaments.


Another costume party idea is to dress up as an elf. You can use footed pajamas or red thermal and a little bit of felt for the purpose. A yard of green felt can be purchased from any of your local fabric stores or a craft store. Cut a basic zigzag kind of trim so that it can either be sewn, stapled or glued to your red dress at the ankles, wrists and waist positions. You can also make an elf hat. First, measure your head's circumference. Cut a triangular piece with the length of two sides same as that of your head's circumference. Roll the fabric in such a way that the two of the sides of the triangle meet. You can staple, glue or sew them together to create a hat.

Elf Costumes

Who can forget BUDDY the elf? If you don't know buddy then pick a night and watch the film ELF with your kids! After that get the costume kit in for Christmas.

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Parts of Belly Dance Costumes

Parts of Belly Dance Costumes

Belly dance is an art form which has a cultural history. However, nobody can assure one hundred percent where the origin of this dance. Some of the countries which claim as a place where this dance is created are Rome, Egypt, and Greece. The possibility is that each of them has its own belly dance. The characteristic of the dance might be similar to each other such as costumes. This is a traditional folk dance in which the dancers have to wear a two-piece costume. The clothes are only a skirt and a bra top. The dancers leave belly, arms, and the legs bare.

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Egypt becomes a country which has a high possibility to be said as the original place in which the belly dance is created. For Egyptian, belly dance costumes are called "bedleh". It is Arabic language. Besides wearing a two-piece costume, the belly dancers wear jewelry as well. Sometimes, they wear two scarves in which coins are attached. These two scarves are separated. One of them is triangular. Meanwhile, the other is rectangular. Nevertheless, it is not as easy as what people imagine in term of choosing the costumes for belly dance. The dancers have to be dance properly using the belly dance costume. On the other hand, their costume should reveal the exoticism of dancers.

The skirt is one of the parts of the belly dance costume. In choosing the skirt, the dancers have to understand types of skirt. There are various types of skirt for belly dance. It could be a full-circle one or a straight-line skirt. The most important thing is that the skirt has to be long enough. The skirt has to touch the dancers' ankles. In addition, the dancers have a room which they can move comfortably. Besides, the type of skirt has to be matched with the type of belly dance. For professional belly dancers, they will choose costume with complicated ornaments. For beginners, it is wise to wear a skirt in several colors. Actually, the costumes for belly dance should be able to reveal the feminine side of dancer.

Another part of belly dance costumes is a shirt. Typically, the shirt for belly dance is extremely small. It shows off the dancers' breasts, the belly and the upper chest. Finding great shirt for bally dance is quite difficult. The dancers have to consider the color of the costumes. The color should match with the skirt in texture and tone. For instance, it doesn't look good when the dancers wear a velvet choli combined with a cotton skirt. Therefore, the color of the shirt has to fit with the tone or texture of the skirt.

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