Any time you perform, you are creating a reputation for yourself. Therefore it’s always important to look your best. If it’s a paid gig, you need to look, act, and dance like a professional. This means being in costume from your head to your toes. Below are websites that I’ve personally ordered from with nice products for all price levels.
Also, if you aren’t a member on the Bhuz bellydancer forum, there is a huge section dedicated to selling and buying preowned costumes. It’s a great way to get a good deal! I’ve done this for some of my favorite costumes!
Once you’ve found the costume, be careful to consider how you will wear your hair, makeup, shoes, jewelry, and even undergarments. If you have any questions or want help finding different options, feel free to ask anytime!