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Adalia Lee

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gypsy/ belly dancer ???
« on: February 17, 2011, 05:51:59 PM »
Has anyone out there created a gypsy-esque persona? If so what does your garb consist of and where did you find it? I recruited a friend of mine to join our faire posse and she would like to dress as a gypsy since that fits her personality best, but I am clueless as to what and where to find things. I have only been researching upper class and pirate costuming. I am a little out of my comfort zone here, please help!

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Re: gypsy/ belly dancer ???
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2011, 06:20:34 PM »
Well, dearest, it depends on how progressive you'd like to be. Are we going as a tribal type gypsy? A traditional Romanian gypsy type? What do you have in mind?
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Adalia Lee

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Re: gypsy/ belly dancer ???
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2011, 06:24:30 PM »
I have no idea.
I just know that she will be unhappy/uncomfortable in anything else (as far as like being a noble or anything like that)
I am thinking more along the tribal lines but again, I don't know what she wants and I don't even think she knows what she wants.
Its frustrating  :-\
I just need a basic idea at this point of what the outfit would consist of. I think skirt, chemise, bodice but I don't know if I am correct in thinking that.

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Re: gypsy/ belly dancer ???
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2011, 06:44:43 PM »
What is her body type? If she's comfortable with it, you could do a generic kind of gypsy something from Moresca. The kadija bodice is one of the shorty bodices, along with a kadija belt and some skirts. If you want to go more tribal, try this site... http://stores.ebay.com/Scarlets-Belly-Dance-Lounge
Blaidd Drwg

Adalia Lee

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Re: gypsy/ belly dancer ???
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2011, 07:49:05 PM »
I think we will go with tribal. It just totally looks like something she would not only wear but love!
Thank you for the help!  ;D

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Re: gypsy/ belly dancer ???
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2011, 09:16:03 PM »
When I think of Gypsy, in the Ren sense, I think nomadic.  So the outfit would consist of styles from many cultures.  Hodgepodge would be the go to word.  Have her pick out individual things from photos of many outfits and put something together from there.  If that sounds ok with her, of course. ;D
I am working on a gypsy/bellydancer outfit under the same principle.  The best addition was the gawhazee coat I made several weeks ago (still need to post a photo if it!). ::)
You can sort of see the coat here.  I'm standing behind the column.
Natasha McCallister
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