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Here are some of the books I have in my library or have read.


Aradoon, Zarifa. The Belly Dance Costume Book: All of the Lore, Lure, and Merriment of Making a Costume. Stanford, Calif.: Dream Place Publications (Out of Print)

Brown, Dawn Devine & Brown, Barry. Costuming From the Hip. Self-published: 1993 & 1997 ($20,

Brown, Dawn Devine & Brown, Barry. Bedlah, Baubles, and Beads. Ibexa Press: Roseville, Calif. 2001 ($20,

Brown, Dawn Devine & Brown, Barry. From Turban to Toe Ring. Ibexa Press: Roseville, Calif. 2000($20,

Brown, Dawn Devine & Brown, Barry. The Costuming Essentials Series: Pants for the Dance. Self-Published: 2000 ($8,

Dina. The Costuming Goddess Tells All Series. Self-published. ($38.00 for all three books,

Delilah. Delilah's Costume Workshop: A Companion Booklet to the Home Video. Visionary Dance Productions ($89.95, two video cassettes, 180 minutes total, plus booklet,

Mishkin, Julie Russo & Schill, Marta. The Compleat Belly Dancer. Doubleday & Co Inc.: Garden City, NY 1973 ($10-$41, used through


Buonaventura, Wendy. Serpent of the Nile: Women & Dance in the Arab World. Interlink Books: New York 1998 ($35,

Richards, Tazz. The Belly Dance Book: Rediscovering the Oldest Dance. Backbeat Press: Concord, Calif. 2000. ($18.95,,


Salimpour, Jamila. The Danse Orientale. Self-published: San Francisco 1978 ($25,


Aucoin, Kevyn. Making Faces. Makeup instruction that's amazing! Little Brown & Co: 1999 ($14 at

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