Nadya's Sewing Instructions
I LOVE this lady! The whole site is translated, but very easy to understand... especially since she has Great "foto" stories. Please click on "Froto Story: A Costume" it will show you how to cover a bra, make a belt, add designs and fringe, make a skirt, gauntles, the whole 9 yards!
Even though I have not "covered" all of my costume bras, it really turns your top from Lingerie to a costume!http://www.nadyas-naehtipps.de/indexe.htmShira
Shira is a wonderful dancer who's site's helped me understand what costumes would fit my body type and how to cover up "less than perfect" areas: http://www.shira.net/costuming/designs.htm
She also has a large section on advice/ Q&A of the dance in general. http://www.shira.net/advice.htmDina, Costume Goddess
Not as much info as Shira's website, but that's partially Dina sells costume books. She does offer free information on costuming though!http://www.costumegoddess.com/tips.htm
--------------------------------And honestly- just looking at costumes inspire, while giving me "construction" ideas.
These two sites just list costumes buying websites:http://www.mellilah.com/links.htmlhttp://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/3435.asp My Personal Favorites to LOOK AT (never bough one yet):http://www.orientdancer.com/costumes.shtml
(This Girl Sells BELLA's used- over 1K price!)http://www.dahlal.com/ http://www.isisexchange.com/http://www.bellydancewithk.com/boutique/
(Mostly used costumes, very discounted)
Ebay.com (Very hit or miss, can find great beginner costumes!)