The Year In Costume & Dance 2015

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Hello, lovelies!  As we come towards the end of 2015, I decided to do a couple of year-end posts.  They’re more like a photo album vs. an actual blog post. Translation: 95% pictures, 5% words.  This post is a rundown of the costumes I wore this year.  Needless to say, they’re mainly dance costumes, but still costumes nonetheless.  

Without further ado, here are the costumes I wore in 2015.  You can click on each title to read the full blog post.

 

 ELVIS’ BIRTHDAY FIGHT CLUB – January 10

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With my dear friend, Matt

 

COUNTDOWN TO YURI’S NIGHT: SPACE PIRATES – April 11

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With my sweetheart and life partner, C.

 

SAHARA DANCE: 13th ANNUAL UNDER A DESERT MOON – April 25

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With 3 of my ATS® troupe mates, Illyria, Isabel and Suzanne
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Photo courtesy of Stereo Vision Photography

 

DC HAFLA ATS® PERFORMANCE – July 18

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SAHARA DANCE SUMMER CARNIVAL – August 8

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ATS® FLASH MOB – October 10

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With Shavei Dancer and Isabel

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DEVIL’S NIGHT – October 30

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With Jocelyn as Chell (from the video game series, Portal)

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HALLOWEEN – October 31

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Me and my sweetheart as Prince and Tina Turner

 

RAQ OUT: CREATURES OF MYTH & LEGEND – November 7

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With fellow unicorn and dance partner, Amy

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GOLDEN ERA SAHARA DANCE SALON: A VINTAGE BELLY DANCE BRUNCH  – December 13

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Photo courtesy of Stereo Vision Photography
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Photo courtesy of Stereo Vision Photography

 

And there it is.  I hope you enjoyed viewing my costumes for 2015.  There will be another year-end post in a couple of days.  Stay tuned.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

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The Year In Costume & Dance 2014

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Like many other gothic folks, I LOVE wearing costumes!  Of course, for me the main occasions I dress in costume are Halloween and belly dance performances.  I thought I’d share a quick rundown of the costumes and dance performances I did this year.  Enjoy!

 

Costa Rica Dance Retreat w/ Rachel Brice – February 15-22

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OK – I’m not in costume, nor did I perform. But this was Costa Rica (beautiful country!) with workshops taught by Rachel Brice (beautiful dancer!). And I also celebrated my 41st birthday here. This entry had to be included!

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With Dyanna Belight and Rachel Brice

 

Shimmy Mob DC – May 10

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Photo courtesy of JP Photography

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Photo courtesy of JP Photography

 

Sahara Dance Carnival – August 17

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Taking photo booth pics with my sweetheart
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The Ladies of Sahara Dance ATS® – (photo courtesy of Toscana Photography)

 

Halloween – October 31

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Not really a costume. Just wanted to look dark and lovely.
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With a couple of my co-workers: a gun-toting priest and a cute, kitty cat

 

Raq Out: Day Of The Dead  – November 1

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This time I’m here with Deb, a “stray cat (strut)”

 

Sahara Dance Winter Caravan – December 13

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With my ATS® troupe, ready to rock our zills!

 

And that’s it.  I’ll be looking for more dance opportunities in 2015 to help spread joy and happiness to the world!

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

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Cherry Blossoms & Space-Age Burlesque – Part 1

 

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A couple of weeks ago, some friends and I went to an art exhibit and burlesque show, Countdown to Yuri’s Night at Astro Pop Events in DC.  But before that, we hung out on the National Mall to see the cherry blossoms, while they were still in bloom.  Since we took so many pictures, I’ve created separate posts for the Countdown to Yuri’s event.

 

Here’s how I did my makeup.  I wore pink and crystal bindis to celebrate the cherry blossoms:

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