Fist I thought space belly dance, but there is a bat on the belt, or a butterfly? And starfish on the bra haha. And giant sequins. Very odd combination! Those pointy bits under the bra will curl up I bet
A good costumer would wire those edges to help them keep their shape. Then again, a good costumer wouldn't make a costume where the bra was gold over green and the belt was green over gold. I suspect they were intentionally aiming for a sea theme (not just the pearls and starfish--I think the paillettes were supposed to be sort of like fish scales?) but those triangular scaly pieces in the center just look weird and out of place. And why are there faceted, colored gems on the bra but not the belt? Why is the edging trim on the belt different from the edging trim on the bra?Those pointy bits under the bra will curl up I bet
Sorry, I don't see "Groucho Marx Green Man." If we want to stick to the sea motif, I'd call it "Surprised and Angry Lionfish," but otherwise, I'll go off the board and call it "Mosaic Merkin in a Mardi Gras Mask."The face in the hip band looks like a pearl-eyed Groucho Marx Green Man to me: once seen, never unseen, so be forewarned.
I am terrible, but those do not even look high end to me anymore due to the weird designs.I don't think it's bad looking for an Atlantis themed movie but it definitely is too busy for a bellydance performance. But I find even some high end costumes today just have too much "stuff" meaning accessories to the max. But I like the costume more simplified and not to overshadow the performance as a whole.
I started at the tail end of the era when many teachers were still gatekeeping when students began performing and could have access to "real" costumes. Not that the old-school teachers ever entirely prevented the deluded-and-determined from performing before they were ready (there have always been loose cannons), but it was a slightly more controlled environment than the situation that the internet and the last major wave of popularity created. Where I was living in the 2000's, it felt like teachers were rushing students onto the stage with barely any skills because if they didn't, those students would just take their third-hand swap-meet Bellas and stomp off to find another teacher who was more supportive of their "urgent passion" for belly dance.I had one student who was far more interested in planning costumes than in learning to dance. That obsession was a wee bit crazy making, and more than once I had to explain that getting to wear beautiful costumes on stage was the reward for learning to dance.