How On Earth?

Is this even remotely connected to belly dance?

"Hand made Vintage Leather Brace Set. Ideal for tribal fusion Belly dance as a centre piece for all styles of costume or for any airship pirates seeking the right equipment for high altitude raids. "


WTF??? Someone just took some old leather belts, a new corset and put that together and calls it a belly dance set?


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4 Response to "How On Earth?"

  1. Charlie, on November 25, 2011 at 3:57 PM said:

    This costume is Steampunk themed, which is probably why the seller suggests fusion. Steampunk inspired choreographies are generally more suited to American Tribal rather than Oriental Classical. Steampunk is (among other things) a fantasy costume style.

    Admittedly a corset doesn't seem too practical for torso movement, but as that particular one appears to have been made from satin lycra it is unlikely to have any strength in the boning.

    While it is in no way a traditional or cabaret style costume, this piece is styled for a specific themed.

  2. The Raqasa, on November 26, 2011 at 1:42 AM said:

    This has to be THE weirdest thing you've found yet! By definition, you cannot "belly" dance in a corset - corsets are specifically designed to restrict your waist and abs. Duh.

  3. Sonja, on December 2, 2011 at 4:24 AM said:

    Charlie-I don't think that anyone is arguing that this 'costume' is not Steampunk themed. It has a corset and the belts give it a sort of old fashioned/Victorian look; a la Steampunk. But the costume is poorly made-wrapping belts around a generic corset hardly qualifies as costume making. Saying that a corset is impractical for belly dance is an understatement. Even if the boning isn't too rigid any sort of boning will restrict torso movement, and if you can move it will look awkward when the boning stays more rigid than your torso causing your costume to gap in weird ways.

    It's a poor choice of costuming for belly dance and smacks of someone throwing something together with no knowledge of belly dance nor costuming and tacking a belly dance label on it. And I believe that is the point of this site.

    I mean several costumes on here are very serviceable for Halloween, for surprising your husband in the bedroom, or for entering a Lady Gaga contest, that does not, however, make them a good belly dance costume.

  4. Amulya, on December 17, 2011 at 3:06 PM said:

    Indeed it would restrict movement. I have seen corset themed belly dance costumes, but they were made in a way that would could easily dance in them and look good.

    Raqasa, browse this blog and you can see things that are just as weird. The things I come across/or are sent in by readers are sometimes unbelievable!