I am going to distract my male readers with this picture while I ask the women a question. Kidding! How shallow would that be.....All men are eligible to weigh-in as well. Just didn't want you to be bored out of your minds...
My belly dance instructor has scheduled a performance at the end of August. All classes are eligible to participate, including the beginner class that I am taking.
photo credit Alaskan Dude
I was very excited about performing (even considering my mediocre skillz) until I realized yesterday that we would need to have an "official" custom that will cost upwards of $225. The costumes look similar to these (not the sparkly one pictured above):
photo credit Reggie Bibbs
Knowing my history of hopping from hobby to hobby, I am hesitant to shell out the money for the performance, in that I may never use it again if I end up quitting the class at some point. It is not a requirement to perform. What do you think? Splurge and participate or wait this one out?
I've been scouring ebay for two days looking for inexpensive costumes, but we are not permitted to wear the cheap shiny, sparkly ones, which are in abundance on ebay. Another alternative is to make part of the costume myself. Me and sewing? bwwwwaaaaahhhaaaaa....would make for one lopsided costume!
Have you ever "invested" in a hobby only to quit it a few months later and felt like kicking yourself in the butt?
If you are planning a witty remark for the comment section, please refrain from insulting belly dancers, as I have henceforth added them to the "protected PC list." LOL