This costume was inspired by the fabric! I got a great deal on the sari-silk brocade (for the choli) and the matching silk chiffon (the overskirt). Since I couldn't resist the glorious fabric, I decided to make a Indian fusion costume! (For those interested, the choli was made from the Folkwear Tribal Dancer pattern, but I mucked it up a bit.)
This picture was taken at Lakewood OH's Fourth of July parade. My troupe, Habeeba's Cleveland Troupe Benazir, is based out of Lakewood, so we always try to be at community events.