FireFly Bellydance

26 Feb

Recently Tempest listed a Turquoise-Floral-Turkish-Vest, in a “Serenity” pattern. As soon as I saw it & heard the coincidence name, I immediately thought about Kaylee from Firefly/Serenity. After purchasing hte vest (Shiny!), it cause again the spark to do a Firefly/Serenity inspired BellyDance. Originally I discussed with a friend to do Inara, but I just had to go with this “Shiny” insparation. (Maybe Inara will make a guest appearance with Zoe and River!)

Kaylee’s “uniform” usually consist of coveralls & bright colored floral/Asian inspired shirt. In the pilot (see picture) Kaylee wears her signature turquoise/ Chinese floral jacket, flip flops, and  parasol.

In the TV show, Kaylee sometimes times ties her coveralls around her waist- making a hip belt. I actually already own a cosplay costume of Kaylee- parasol, coveralls, and all- yet the ones I own don’t have sleeves. This means there is not really a way to tie the top half around my waist- and I’m missing something for my hip accents.

Next idea- I searched Bhuz.com’s swap meet (where dancers sell their new/used costumes) for any inspiration. No dice- but I did see some choli’s that were kind of close to Kaylee’s patterns from sharifwear. I went to sharifwear.com and had some luck; found a pink/purple oriental floral choli, and army green tribal fusion pants (both on sale!).

The next (or last) step for the costume is adding Kaylee’s signature patches & Kanji writing either to the pants OR make a hip bell. The exact bear patch is sold on ebay, as well as I can standard turquoise flowers, and large red hearts- but do I want to make a belt and order a few extra? If I put the patches in their normal areas- only the bear one could be correct- it’s also huge and might make the pants lie on my leg awkward. :/

I also need to find what songs would I dance to? Of course the opening theme, but that’s only 52 seconds. There are a few other songs that I have in mind, but they will be a surprise 😉 I’m taking suggestions!

Thanks for for your time.

Cheers,

Ayla

*note I don’t own Firefly, Serenity, or the picture… but I do suggested that you watch the Joss Whedon Series! It’s for sale on DVD and now Blu-ray!

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7 Responses to “FireFly Bellydance”

  1. HipChristina March 2, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    Ah! I love this idea. I can’t wait to see how it works out – even though Inara is the obvious choice for belly dancer (profession aside, she is rather glamorous and graceful), I think Kaylee would be the much more entertaining performer. Dilara @ HipMix.net and I collaborated on a “Nerdy Belly Dance” blog (http://hipmix.net/blog.php?pid=187), but I never thought about Firefly! Silly me. I’m still waiting for someone to belly dance to the “All Along the Watchtower” song featured in Battlestar Galactica. Maybe someday it’ll be me 🙂

    • aylathebellydancer March 3, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

      Haha! Did you know that I’m actually the Mario in the group “Super Mario Belly Dance” Video you posted in your blog? For Rak we had the time constraint of 7 mins, but we actually have a full 1 hour show that we tour at cons (such as Intervention, and Setsucon!). We have a trailer and highlight reel coming out soon! Cheers to all the other dances you posted! I love all this geek-fusion! ^_^

      ~Ayla

  2. jadebellydance March 4, 2012 at 7:58 am #

    A friend made me listen to some really interesting Japanese music with a very Arabic influence the other day. Its not Chinese of course, which would go with the firefly theme better but it could work. Or maybe if you know someone that’s good at mixing music. Mix something futuristic with the theme song, some Arabic beats and maybe the odd bit of Chinese singing????

    • aylathebellydancer March 4, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

      If you could ask your friend to tell me about that Artist I would appreciated it! I just made another blog post about Firefly Bellydance!

  3. Dawn May 23, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    Actually, Read My Hips did the BSG version of “All Along the Watchtower” at Cues and Tattoos a while back: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d74vb0PT-VI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  4. Ayla Almee May 24, 2012 at 6:24 am #

    They Look so beautiful in that video! I love their formations and transitions, so fluid yet defined.

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