Everything from costume design to costume production

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Custom Designs (Couture)

Shadia's custom design services include the following:

  • I can create an original costume design for you or your ensemble. I personally custom fit and make all costumes by hand. This includes embellishing with beads, stones, sequins, rhinestones, or Swarovski crystals.
  • I can revamp your existing costume. An existing costume can be re-fitted, re-styled, or re-embellished.
  • I do custom beading or embellish the existing beads on any garment, costume, or wedding apparel.
  • I custom fit midriff powernets, with or without embellishments, in colors to match costuming or match flesh tones. A powernet has to be precisely fit to work properly and exactly match the flesh tones of your skin color. These midriff powernets can give your two-piece bedlah (bra and belt) a one-piece dress look.

Phase 1: Consultation

We begin with a phone or e-mail consultation. During the consultation we discuss:

  • Colors
  • Fabrics and embellishments
  • Themes
  • Other pertinent specifications

Videos and photographs of the dancer are helpful in the selection of color and design.

Phase 2: Costume Design

After the consultation phase, I create sketches for you to review until a final design is selected. We do an initial fitting and complete a measurements form.

Phase 3: Costume Construction

Custom work usually takes eight to twelve weeks, depending on the amount of beadwork or embellishing.


The process starts after a deposit of one third of the agreed on price is received via PayPal or personal check. The second payment is due when the costume is 75% completed. The final payment is due at costume completion and delivery.


All workmanship is guaranteed for one year.

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