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Coolest Homemade Halloween Peacock Costume 32

by Linda
(Los Angeles)

Homemade Halloween Peacock Costume

Homemade Halloween Peacock Costume

Homemade Halloween Peacock Costume
Homemade Halloween Peacock Costume
Homemade Halloween Peacock Costume
Homemade Halloween Peacock Costume

I wanted to be a Peacock for Halloween for several years, so this year I went all out for it and made a Homemade Halloween Peacock Costume!

I covered the body of the costume with cut peacock feathers that I cut further down (to get as many of those beautiful eyes of the feathers as possible); these were hot glued onto a black corset (great in this situation because of its boning), and a pair of high-waisted black undies. Wearing these two pieces together covered in feathers made it look like it was one seamless piece (not like two separate pieces).

I cut peacock swords (long blue-green feathers), and hot-glued two to each side of the corset (front left/right, back right/left) to create a fanning motion of color.

I used uncut, three-foot peacock feathers to create the tail (the crowning glory of the costume!). I glued three uncut feathers vertically on top of each other to simulate the spray of a real peacock's tail. I then glued two of those sets back-to-back so that it would look the same from the front as well as the back. I glued these feather bunches into a fan shape onto thin black poster board, then cut the poster board into a "V" shape; I used peacock herl (long, thick, blue-green strands of feathers) to cover any poster board.

This fan of feathers was then able to be slid in and out of the inside of the top back of my corset (so that I could get in and out of a car!), and stand straight up in a perfect fan the entire night!

I styled my hair in a Mohawk, twirling small sections into rolled knots down the center of my head, and finishing with a pompadour at the front. I shaded my eyelids with dark blue, electric blue, green, purple, and gold, and topped them with two-inch dramatic blue false eyelashes. I used black face paint to swirl two loops next to my eyes and down the sides of my face, and filled in the swirls with my eyeshadow colors.

This was my favorite costume I've ever made, and I'm glad I get to share it with you!

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Note from Elad: We want to thank Linda for her dedication in answering all of your questions below. We’ve summarized all of Linda’s answers to make it easier for everyone else who drops by and doesn’t want to go through all the many comments below (although the discussion is very lively and fun to read). Thanks Linda!

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You can never buy too many feathers! haha, It's better to have too many than too little.

I ordered the peacock feathers from continentalfeathers.com.

This is a direct copy of my order:

1 x Peacock Swords, Cut 12-14" - per 50

1 x Strung Peacock Herl - per foot
Size & Amount 5" - 7" - Per Oz.

1 x Natural Eyed Peacock Sticks 30-35" - per 50

1 x Natural Eyed Peacock Sticks, Cut 12-14" - per 100

1 x Natural Eyed Peacock Sticks 30-35" - per 100

My feather order ended up being pretty exact. I could ALWAYS have used more feathers though. If anything, I'd say order a little more, NOT a little less (always better to be over-prepared than under-prepared!).

I just glued a few of the peacock "swords" in a fanning motion on the corset (you can't really see it in the picture). They are thin strips of a blue peacock feather, so you can glue them wherever you'd like to break up the monotony of standard peacock feathers. I started my corset feathers from the top, down. Once you start gluing the feathers together you'll see how it works, and it will all make sense!

As for the peacock swords: You can't really see them in the pictures too well. I just made a decorative choice and put then in a diagonal swoop across the front (left & right sides). You can use them to make any little decorative choices you want, though!

The peacock herl was used to cover up the base of the tail feathers. When I glued them onto the cardboard, you could still see this cluster of tail-ends, so I glued the herl over it so it just looked like the feathers were spraying out of this gorgeous green/blue grass. The herl kind of looks like hula skirt grass, so you'll understand when you see it! I hot-glued the peacock feathers ALL over the costume (front & back). I hate when things only have design on the front! I put the hot glue directly on the feathers. You'll use a TON of glue, but they WILL stay on! I did not lose a single feather, and everything on my costume was hot-glued.

There are a lot of questions pertaining to how the tail slid into the corset. It's SUPER easy. As you can see in one of the pictures under my main pic, I glued the feathers in a v-fan shape onto a thin piece of posterboard. After that picture was taken, I then cut off that one long piece of that one feather stick in the middle so that everything would be even. I then cut the sides of the posterboard off so that there was no posterboard without a feather glued to it (make sense?). So now the feathers are glued in a v-fan shape to posterboard, and the posterboard is trimmed to be in a v-fan shape so that there's no extra. Since the bottom of the tail is now in a pointed v-shape, it is very easy to just slide into the inside/back of your corset. So the tail will be touching the skin of your back.

The tail feathers actually just slide right into the back of your corset! Put the corset on, then slide the tail feathers in (so the tail feathers will be touching your skin, the corset will be outside of the tail feathers).

Don’t spend hundreds of dollars on the corset! That's one of the least expensive parts! Mine was a simple Dream Corset from Fredericks, they're usually about $60, but they're on sale for $39. Mine was black.

I did NOT attach the undies to the corset (I just pulled them on). There are so many feathers on both the corset and undies that when they're on you, no one will be able to tell that they're two separate pieces.

And the time it will take to complete the costume will vary. I just worked on it for a little bit each day (you can watch TV while you do it, it passes the time). I started weeks before Halloween, though, so I could try it on and make any needed changes beforehand.

It actually wasn't hard to navigate with the tail at all! Since it's detachable, I just took it off (slid it out of the corset) when I would get in or out of a car. When you're walking around, people are so fascinated with the costume that no one's bumping into you or anything! Haha

I also went to a house party later in the evening (we were at the West Hollywood Costume Parade earlier), and it wasn't even an issue in a house/cramped quarters with a bunch of people passing you in hallways. It wasn't uncomfortable at all! You feel so sexy in it, and everyone's complimenting you - it's a lot of fun to wear this costume!

I thought about selling my costume, but I just can't bring myself to do it. Thanks for the offer, though, it's a great compliment!

You guys are awesome, thanks for all the compliments! I really wish I had photos of the back to show those of you who asked, but I actually don't have any pictures from the back. I know, I know, how did I NOT get pictures from the back?! But it looks exactly like the front. The directions I gave, and the few pictures I put up should be helpful, though. I'm excited to see you guys' versions this year!

You guys are so sweet, you're totally blowing up my ego, haha. Meg, you have my permission to use my info/pictures on your blog!

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love it!
by: Anonymous

I absolutely love your costume! Where did you get your feathers from?

Thank you!
by: Anonymous

I am going to copy this for an upcoming Carnival Costume. Thank you for the creative tips. I hope I look half as beautiful!

Thanks!
by: Linda

I ordered the peacock feathers from: http://www.continentalfeathers.com/

And thanks for the compliments!

The picture
by: Anonymous

Is that you and the actual costume that you made?

That's me!
by: Linda

Yes, that's me in my costume :)

Feathers
by: Rebecca

Hi Linda - I love your costume. You did a great job. Can you tell me/us how many feathers you bought? Thank you.

Detail
by: Anonymous

i am going to make this costume over this summer for Halloween this year! Is there any way i could see more photos of the detail on how you attached the feathers, like in the back and on the corset?

My email is ElizaAnn891[at]hotmail.com if you'd be willing to show me. I'm so excited to make this!!

thank you!
Eliza

Re: Feathers
by: Anonymous

Hi Rebecca - You can never buy too many feathers! haha, It's better to have too many than too little.

This is a direct copy of my order:

1 x Peacock Swords, Cut 12-14" - per 50

1 x Strung Peacock Herl - per foot
Size & Amount 5" - 7" - Per Oz.

1 x Natural Eyed Peacock Sticks 30-35" - per 50

1 x Natural Eyed Peacock Sticks, Cut 12-14" - per 100

1 x Natural Eyed Peacock Sticks 30-35" - per 100


Hope this helps!

Love it!
by: Kali

Such a great costume. I would love to recreate it. I'm having a hard time finding a good corset that doesn't cost hundreds though, any suggestions of places to buy?

Gorgeous!
by: Anonymous

Thanks for sharing this! It's beautiful! How long did it take you to complete?

Re: Love it/Gorgeous
by: Linda

Oh no, don't spend hundreds of dollars on the corset! That's one of the least expensive parts! Mine was a simple Dream Corset from Fredericks, they're usually about $60, but they're on sale for $39. Mine was black.

And the time it will take to complete the costume will vary. I just worked on it for a little bit each day (you can watch TV while you do it, it passes the time). I started weeks before Halloween, though, so I could try it on and make any needed changes beforehand.

Re:Love it
by: Kali

Thanks!

great job
by: katie

can u send me additional picks of the costume this one is the best I've seen by far!!!

Re: Great Job
by: Linda

Sure! Post your email address and I'll send over what I can :)

fantastic
by: emma

Your costume looks fantastic and I would love to make it myself for my friends hen do could you send me more details on how to do the tail please

Re: fantastic
by: Linda

Sure! Post your email address and I'll send over what pictures I have of me making the tail.

feathers
by: becca

hey i love your costume I'm also making a homemade peacock costume for this year but I'm having a hard time finding peacock feathers where did you get all of them?

Hello
by: Anonymous

Please could i see more pictures

Amazing job!
by: Anonymous

I love this costume Linda - best I've found online!!!

wow
by: Anonymous

I am in love with this...you did an amazing job. Can you send me more pis of the back so I can see it and if you have any close ups that would be great if you don't mind. I can't wait to make it!!

Amazing!
by: Anonymous

Linda this is amazing! I am going to try and recreate this for a Halloween Ball in Houston called The Bash.

Re: Wow
by: Linda

Thanks!

love it!
by: lainie

Hi Linda! This is by far the best Peacock costume I've seen online so far. I would really appreciate it. (:

Love love love this costume
by: Bri-Ann

Please could you send me some pics too!? Absolutely gorgeous and some really great tips!

Beautiful
by: Anonymous

I LOVE this costume...you did an amazing job!! Can you send me whatever other pix you have. Especially if you have any of the tail from the back and how you put it into the corset. Thanks so much!!

wow
by: connie

I love this, but need more help in understanding how to do it.. could you send me all the useful pics you have? especially ones on the tail and how you arranged the feathers on the courset?
also, did you have any trouble with the tail getting in the way?

thanks
xox

LOVE IT!!!
by: Kelly

My goodness...you're so creative! I too would LOVE more pictures of how you did the tail, and closeups of the corset. I'm not nearly as creative as you are, so could use the inspiration! Would so very much appreciate it!

Love it!
by: Katy

Can you please post more pictures of your costume also? I would love to make this for Halloween this yea. We bought a house and this is our first Halloween party and it is my fav holiday!!

Thank you!!

help!
by: Anonymous12

this came out amazing, i really would love to see my pictures of the back so i can see what im doing & how its suppose to look thanks!
You did a great job its the best peacock costume that I've seen!

fabulous
by: Anonymous

i love your costume. it's the best one I've seen and I've been looking for months. for this up coming Halloween I have a group of friends and we're going to be a flock of peacocks and we would love to use your idea. i was wondering if you could email me some more pictures of the costume so i can get an idea of what the back looks like. also if you have any close ups of your hair and makeup that would be great :)

awesome
by: Anonymous

Hi i love your costume!!!! and would love to recreate it. i was wondering if you could post some more picture of the costume and your makeup. you looked so fabulous :)

amazing costume
by: eri

omg i love your costume! its soo cool! can you give me some tips on how to make one? i really want to be a peacock for a Halloween party. It will be very helpful if you could tell me what materials are needed. thanks.

More pictures
by: Linda

Hi guys - Georgene has kindly offered to host more pictures of the costume/makeup/hair, so you guys can see it from some more angles!

Love this costume
by: Tammi

You did an awesome job! could u please sent me some more pics of the back and the feathers how they slid into your corset?

Awesome!
by: Tammi

I love your costume and am making my own this yr can u please sent me some more pics of the back and the tail? and whatever other pics u may have. I can't wait to get started.

this really is great!
by: ARKANSAS

I am going to make it as well! obviously you should pat yourself on the back everyone loves it! :) I do have some questions about where exactly you used the certain feathers you posted on your list from the feather website. And I as well would love to see more pictures.

i loved this idea
by: Anonymous

Um, How long did this take you!? I absolutely love peacocks, do you think it would be too late if i started this next weekend for this upcoming Halloween?

Thanks.

FAB!!!!!
by: Lucky_Star81

Congratulations - what a fabulous costume, this will be perfect for our Zoo themed fancy dress party. I was wondering if you could send me through more detailed instructions on how you made the costume please and some more pics of it - if you have any of course!!

Thanks a billion for the inspiration.

Amazing Costume!
by: Emily

Hi,

I'm about to start making this costume for Halloween! Can you send me more pictures?
Also, did you wear the underwear over the corset or underneath?
And what do you mean by the way you glued the feathers to the front of the corset to create a fanning motion? Are these ones that you didn't cut?

Thank you!!!

Interested in selling?
by: Immie

Wow, amazing! Unfortunately I am not as handy as you.. Would you be interested in selling the actual costume? I also live in the Los Angeles area.



Sincerely,
Immie

corset
by: Anonymous

hey love the costume!!!! but how did you attach the feathers to the back of the corset with the lace up back? do you have any pictures of the back of the costume? thanks!

Amazing!
by: Anonymous

Linda! This is so pretty! I have ordered my feathers and are ready to start being crafty! However, i would greatly appreciate it if you could send me any useful pictures you have. Do you have any of what it looked like from behind? And would love to see more details of the corset too. I know everyone is asking for the pictures :) but would love it if you had the time to send some my way. All my friends just love the costume haha cant wait for Halloween! What are you going to be this year?

Re: Emily & Immie
by: Linda

Hi guys!

Emily: I just glued a few of the peacock "swords" in a fanning motion on the corset (you can't really see it in the picture). They are thin strips of a blue peacock feather, so you can glue them wherever you'd like to break up the monotony of standard peacock feathers.

2.) Immie: I thought about selling my costume, but I just can't bring myself to do it. Thanks for the offer, though, it's a great compliment!

SO AWESOME!!!
by: Sarah

I'm so excited to make my peacock costume this year and yours is absolutely fabulous!! could you send me a few extra pics too of how you made it??
THANKS SO MUCH!!

Number of Feathers
by: Dal

Hey, I love your costume! Just wondering, how many peacock feathers you used for the body of the costume?

Pictures
by: Hollie

Can you send me a picture of the back?

I sketched how I wanted mine to look for this year, and it looks almost identical to your costume.

Thank you!!

Costume
by: Anonymous

I LOVE this costume.


How long did it take you to make? I want to try and make it for Halloween this year

Peacock
by: Anonymous

I too LOVE this costume and was wanting to be a peacock for at least 6 years now and never thought to make one! I would also love to have more detailed pictures and maybe some instruction on how you placed all the different feathers. Also an idea of total cost for costume. Thanks in advance. -Jackie

Love love love it
by: Asia

Was is hard to navigate with the tail?

Pics
by: Asia

I'd love to see more pics.

Best Costume!
by: JoAnn

Hi Linda

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your costume. I was about to order a pre-made costume from a Halloween website but yours is so much better! Would you mind sending me some pictures of the back of the costume. How did you attach the tail? I would really appreciate some additional info. Thanks so much!

Amazing Costume!
by: Anonymous

Wow you did an amazing job on your costume. I was wondering if you would not mind sending me more information and photos.

Thanks! You did an awesome job and you look amazing!

Love It
by: Lindsey

This is amazing! I also plan on copying this for Halloween this year and was wondering if you could please send me any other pictures you have so I can get the best idea Thanks so much

i love this!
by: hailey

I know a lot of people ask this but it would be great to see a close up of some parts and different angles. Let me know how to see them or contact someone who can send them please! :)
Thank you! Great job with the costume!

Love It
by: Anonymous

Could you email me some additional pictures?
Did you attach the under wear to the corset or did you just pull them over?

Thanks!! I love this costume!!!


pix please?
by: trix

This costume is AMAZING! The best I've seen. You're so creative! How can I see more pix, especially of the back? Or how do I see the pix Georgene has posted? I'd like to get started on mine ASAP. Thanx so much!

Beautiful
by: Carlee

Hey !!
just another person requesting to have more pics of this costume.

Thanks so much!! Its a great costume!!

Here's How I Am Doin' My Version
by: Meg

I was so inspired by your masterpiece, I decided to go for it this year, after dreaming about it for years. The other kicker was that I actually SAW a live male peacock wandering by the side of the road near a famous restaurant that keeps them as pets. I grew up seeing them on that road going to and from my grandparents' house, who have since both passed away. So to see the peacock as such a rare treat, it told me, that's it, this is the year.

So, I am starting with these wings from Party City, as a shortcut (by the way all these links are totally safe, they are to legit sites and pics, I am no troll)

http://tinyurl.com/2dy3263

And I am going to fill it in all the way around with real feathers and also cover the front, which is sadly unadorned with any peacock feathers. I will also add a tail to the bottom, made of a black boa adorned with a few feathers and cut into shorter pieces.

I am going to wear this dress:
http://tinyurl.com/25z8dhv

And use feathers to adorn the straps all the way to the back.

I found fringe:
http://tinyurl.com/2bu4j3p


Which I will wrap around the skirt of the dress.

I will wear these hose:
http://tinyurl.com/2aytwmu

And then make a hairpiece (which will really pop in my red hair) and shoe clips with feathers to add to my teal blue silk pumps.

The final touch will be these peacock eyelashes!

http://tinyurl.com/29eh299


I talk the talk like it'll be soooo easy. We'll find out for sure when the items all get here and I whip out the glue gun!

I figured, since this is the year I am celebrating my 30th(!) birthday ON THE 30th of October, I should go all out. And with your help, I really am!

Thanks so much, you Linda and everyone with tips!

Meg

Looking for more photos of your amazing costume!
by: Rkane

Hi Linda, You look amazing in that costume. Would it be possible to send more photos? I am interested in seeing how you glued the feathers and how it fit into your corset. Thanks so much!!
Beautiful Work!
Robin

Re: More pics
by: Linda

Hi guys - I'd love to give you more pictures on me making the costume, but sadly I don't have any. The owner of this site kindly put up additional pictures I gave her that I thought would be helpful (you can see them under the main pic), but all the other pictures I have are just me in the costume.

For some reason, I didn't get a shot of the back of the tail, but it looks exactly like the front.

The directions I laid out at the top are exactly what I did, but I'm happy to help anyone who has detail questions.

Once you start gluing the feathers together you'll see how it works, and it will all make sense!

Re: Love it
by: Linda

To answer your question, I did NOT attach the undies to the corset (I just pulled them on). There are so many feathers on both the corset and undies that when they're on you, no one will be able to tell that they're two separate pieces.

Re: Love love love it
by: Linda

It actually wasn't hard to navigate with the tail at all! Since it's detachable, I just took it off (slid it out of the corset) when I would get in or out of a car.
When you're walking around, people are so fascinated with the costume that no one's bumping into you or anything! haha
I also went to a house party later in the evening (we were at the West Hollywood Costume Parade earlier), and it wasn't even an issue in a house/cramped quarters with a bunch of people passing you in hallways.
No problems here!

Re: Here's How I Am Doin' My Version
by: Linda

LOVE the peacock eyelashes!

Re: Looking for more photos of your amazing costume!
by: Linda

There are a lot of questions pertaining to how the tail slid into the corset. It's SUPER easy.
As you can see in one of the pictures under my main pic, I glued the feathers in a v-fan shape onto a thin piece of posterboard.

After that picture was taken, I then cut off that one long piece of that one feather stick in the middle so that everything would be even. I then cut the sides of the posterboard off so that there was no posterboard without a feather glued to it (make sense?).

So now the feathers are glued in a v-fan shape to posterboard, and the posterboard is trimmed to be in a v-fan shape so that there's no extra.

Since the bottom of the tail is now in a pointed v-shape, it is very easy to just slide into the inside/back of your corset. So the tail will be touching the skin of your back.

Hope that helps!

amazing!
by: Anonymous

I've been desperately searching for the perfect peacock costume that I would like to recreate and I have to say, yours is absolutely gorgeous! Any further input about to make the costume and additional pictures. Thanks! What are going to be this year? :)

Love it...more pictures pretty please???
by: Amy

Hi there...could I see more pictures of the back? It's sooooo gorgeous...you look fantastic! How much did the entire costume cost?

This is incredible!!!
by: Nona

This costume is amazing!! You did a fabulous job! Would you mind giving me a little more detail on how you did the, for lack of a better word, crotch area? What about the butt? Last question... was it hard to sit down? I would hate to have feather stems poking me in the rear-end all night! :)
Any insight you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for sharing your costume. It's truly a work of art!

Nona

WOW!
by: Catie

Hi Linda,
would you mind sending me any more pictures you have of making this dress and more pictures of it...i really want to attempt making this but am feeling very nervous about it! I would really appreciate it! I am in AWE of how you made this! you looked gorgeous!

thank you!

feathers
by: Zoe

your costume looked awesome, which feathers were best used for gluing onto the corset? I'm planning on doing a similar costume and having trouble choosing between the trim or the 10 to 12 inch cut feathers

Awsome Costume!!
by: Rad

Hi!! I was wondering if you could send me a picture of the back. I'm trying to figure out how you were able to make the fan and attach it on your corset.

Thanks


Great costume!
by:

Your costume is beautiful! About how many feathers did it take to make just the fan and what size? I want to make sure I order enough!

so coool
by: Anonymous

This is amazing, my goal this Halloween is a peacock and i NEED to get working on it. Im having trouble with the feathers, any techniques for making them stay in place?

I LOVE this costume!!!
by: Anonymous

can you please email me at brittanyduffy19@yahoo.com?

I would REALLY appreciate it. I need a few more details and also I was wondering if you had more pictures.

my name is Brittany, thanks :)

LOVE IT & WANT IT
by: Anonymous

I was so inspired when I saw your costume and I had already bought my daughter a peacock costume for Halloween this year. There are no good ones for adults though. Your is true stunning. I wandered if you could e-mail me pics and any details or hints as to how to make this. My e-mail is hculler@embarqmail.com. Thanks again, Hope

want it
by: Anonymous

How many feathers did you have to use for the body, not the tail??

Hi Linda
by: Lacie

I just wanted to say that Ive been looking online for ages for cheap peacock feathers and they don't seem exist. The website you got yours from is certainly the cheapest I have found. I was wondering if you used all the feathers you bought?

More info!
by: Anonymous

Hey! Can you email me with pics of the back and possibly more info how to make this! What shoes did you wear? Thanks! Nicolelynnmarks@gmail.com

Be creative!!!
by: Anonymost

Ahh, it sure would be nice if Linda had the time to make a web page with a million pics of every angle of her design, charts, graphs, detailed schematics, and so on. But I get the impression that she simply doesn't have the time. She's made a few comments, answered the most important questions, and even shown everyone exactly how many feathers she bought.

Maybe now we should give her a BREAK, thank her for the info she HAS shared, and then try to make our OWN costume. Otherwise, guess what. Everyone will be in matching peacock costumes and it won't be unique anymore.

Isn't it more fun to figure it out for yourself, which is kind of the point of designing your own costume and then showing it off to other people? If you are handed the step-by-step instructions down to the final feather, where's the fun, the creativity, the INGENUITY that makes homemade costumes like Linda's so great to begin with?

Yes, I am making my own peacock costume this year and Linda's example gave me some great visual ideas and best of all, an excellent resource for feathers. But beyond that, I am off on my own. She's probably busy making something new and awesome for this year anyhow.

I wanted to read comments about how other people were doing their costumes, which details they were going to play up, what new resources they'd discovered and can share, what spectacular concept they'd got planned, all that. But every comment is "Please email me more pictures and directions."

I suppose Linda is sitting on a goldmine based on the number of people who have asked for more help. She could sell a pamphlet and make piles of cash. And good for her! But I guess I expected something different from this site if all it is is people copying one design and abandoning originality.

Humbug. That's what I'll be next year. A humbug.

BEAUTIFUL!!!
by: Rai

I decided to be a Peacock for Halloween this year and your costume has inspired me to jump out there and do it!!! I love it! Its beautiful!!

You did a fantastic job and I hope my costume turns out as beautiful as yours.

1 x Strung Peacock Herl - per foot Size & Amount 5" - 7" - Per Oz.?
by: Maria

hello this is a beautiful costume i just wanted to know what did you need the 1 x Strung Peacock Herl - per foot
Size & Amount 5" - 7" - Per Oz. for?

love it
by: Brooke

Linda I love your overall idea...I'm doing a peacock costume this year too, just a little different. could you please send me more pictures and info on how you made it as well?
my email address is brooke.cox.@my.sinclair.edu
Thank you!

pretty
by: Anonymous

hi linda,
love the costumes!!
can you send me more details on how you made your corset and the tails please. my email is kathydeng3790@yahoo.com
thank you

Love, love, love it
by: Mindy

Thanks for your inspiration. I am going to try to do a mix of this and a $200 peacock costume I found online. Maybe I can post it if it looks as good as yours did. Thanks for the links on where to order. Not a single place around here sells packages/bulk of feathers. Can't wait to see the results!

amazing!!
by: JAY

I really love love love love this costume!! can you send me a pictures of different views! if you don't mind I've been trying to remake a copy so i can wear this yr!!yay! please email Janereq@bellsouth.net
thank you for your awesome idea!

Starting the costume today!
by: Cassandra

Would love to see more pictures!! Please send to cassnguyen17@hotmail.com if you can :)

Shipping
by: Andrea

How many days did it take to ship your feathers using continental feathers? What did you use? I used priority shipping

LOOOOVE THIS!!
by: Tori

I absolutely love your costume!! I was wondering if you could explain in more detail about how you made the fan! I would greatly appreciate it! Again great job on this costume!!!
My email Is tddavis0717@aol.com

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by: Anonymous

Can you send me any more pictures that you have of like the back and your hair and make up at aRdrea000@hotmail.com ?

Love it!
by: Anonymous

This is amazing! I've been obsessing over this costume all day. I just decided today that I want to be a peacock for Halloween this year and came across this site and your costume is by far the best! How much would you say you ended up spending on the feathers alone? Also, could you send me additional pics as well? I'd really appreciate it! gmcraigslistads(at)gmail.com

wowwww
by: lucy

wow amazing!! now I'm obsessed by this costume because I come from France so it's my first real Halloween, so I want something really cool.

I live in Los Angeles too,
is there a way to buy it??

Fabulous Costume - Would love to post pictures
by: Joya Hancock

Hi Linda,

Your costume is awesome! I am actually going to try and make a kids version... Thank you for mentioning our web site ContinentalFeathers.com. We would love to post some of your pictures featuring your peacock costume - Please let us know if you have pictures we can post.

Sincerly
Joya Hancock

Best Peacock Ive Ever Seen!
by: Kristy

Hello Linda 1st off what an amazing job! I am in the middle of creating my own peacock costume and I am trying to figure out how you attached the feathers to the back? I see the cardboard can you please send me some more pics if you have of the tail and attaching it? I,m pretty creative but I want a sure thing so I need to know how you did this because it is perfect!!!

Best Peacock ive ever seen!
by: Kristy

sorry my email is minimariah08@gmail.com... thank you!!

Amazing!
by: Anonymous

I have all the items for the costume, but was unsure of how assemble, I hope on line hoping for idea and this one is the best I've seen by far!!! Could you please send more pictures of putting the costume together. cher_moore12@hotmail.com

WOW!!!
by: Lucy

Linda, your costume is super amazing!! It is gorgeous!!! I've wanted to be a peacock since Holly on The Girls Next Door but have not seen a nice one yet. WOW!! You are so amazing!!

Beautiful!
by: Bear

Hello! great job! Would you possibly email me some additional photos so I can better understand the Tail and how you connected it to the inside of the corset? And also im curious to know if you were uncomfortable wearing it all night or if it got in the way? Thankyou so much!!

Thank you!!
by: ChiNLB

Linda,
Thank you so much for sharing your costume. It is by far my favorite that I have seen!! I was going to be a peacock this year....but seeing how little time I have, I may just put it off until next year so that I could hopefully pull off something half as gorgeous as yours. Thank you again for all the details and specifications!

Gorgeous!
by: Jenn

If I had your bod, I'd so be all over this! I'm taking a more tame approach but will be using your tail feathers idea, as well as hair and makeup! Huge help...thanks!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
by: Terry

If you have the pics of the back can you please send me a link... you have the best and sexiest made peacock costume... and seems well put together... perezteresita@yahoo.com
mine is coming out more of an all out Vegas showgirl peacock...

Corset layout
by: Anonymous

I was wondering about the corset part, did you start from the bottom up with the feathers or the top down?

My version of the costume
by: Allison Cox

I was so inspired by this post that I created my own!! Thanks so much Linda!


http://tinyurl.com/2d6l2eb

(To make my fan bigger, I clamped a wooden Asian fan to the feather fan tail I made, since it also had peacock feathers and widened the spray of feathers)

I modified the corset since I wanted to reuse it and just pinned a patch of feathers to a piece of felt!

I also made shoe clips with black and teal tule and tied a peacock feather to it.

I embellished the peacock feathers with rhinestones I ordered from amazon.com in teal, emerald and white crystal.

I cant wait to parade around in it this weekend!

Re: My version of the costume by: Allison Cox
by: Anonymous

AMAZING! Absolutely well done! You're going to look great!

Corset layout
by: Linda

I started my corset feathers from the top, down.

Thank you!! by: ChiNLB
by: Linda

Thank you so much for the compliment! If you feel rushed, then definitely do it next year. You'll have the time, and everything will be figured out beforehand, so it'll turn out great :)

Beautiful! by: Bear
by: Linda

It actually wasn't uncomfortable at all! You feel so sexy in it, and everyone's complimenting you - it's a lot of fun to wear this costume!

Re: Gorgeous! by: Jenn
by: Linda

I'm sure you'll look great!

RE: WOW!!! by: Lucy
by: Linda

Holly on "The Girls Next Door" is what made ME want to be a peacock, as well!

RE: Best Peacock Ive Ever Seen! by: Kristy
by: Linda

The tail feathers actually just slide right into the back of your corset!
Put the corset on, then slide the tail feathers in (so the tail feathers will be touching your skin, the corset will be outside of the tail feathers).
Hope that helps!

RE: wowwww by: lucy
by: Linda

Thank you!
Unfortunately, I can't bear to sell the costume, but thank you for the offer :)
Have fun on your first American Halloween!

Linda, please help!
by: Alexis

I am making a peacock costume this year and I happen to come across this site and i'm hoping you can help me! I individually sewed all of my peacock feathers on my corset and when I tried it on, all of the feathers spread apart and it looked like a mess! Needless to say I was devastated after all those hours of work! When I first tried to hot glue them the glue didn't hold the feather down. Did you put the glue directly on the eye of the feather or did you put it on the stem? Please help if you can!

Re: Linda, please help! by: Alexis
by: Linda

I put the hot glue directly on the feathers. You'll use a TON of glue, but they WILL stay on! I did not lose a single feather, and everything on my costume was hot-glued.
No worries, you've got more than enough time to glue the feathers on! And you can fill in all those spaces with more feathers, and the costume will look great :)

This was the best costume idea ever
by: Rajni

Hi Linda,

I wanted to thank you for posting your costume idea here. As I and my fiance' used your idea and made a beautiful, most gorgeous peacock costume ever. We started almost a month back and you wont believe the kind of response i got when i walked in parade on Sunday. New Yorkers, media and TV guys all were going crazy over my costume. It was the best exp for my life with paparazzi all around me for one nite :) .......

All thanks to you for giving us such a helpful and beautiful idea. You're the best!!

SO COOL
by: Lucy

THIS IS REALLY COOL. CAN'T BELIEVE YOU DID IT. you could be a designer. :) it really is cool..

Brilliant!
by: Shelby

I made my own peacock costume this Halloween, I wish I would have seen your submission first! The plume was a pain, reading this would have made it a lot easier!

Thanks for the Idea!
by: Anonymous

Thank you for posting this costume! My friend and I made it and wore it to a concert!! We had such a great response from people all over. The costume turned out to be so beautiful!! We worked on it for about a month! I love Halloween and thanks for the greatest costume idea ever!!! I have pictures if you would like to see! :)


Re: Thanks for the Idea! by: Anonymous
by: Linda

The attention is definitely nice! haha.
And of course I want to see pictures! I hope all you guys post pictures of your amazing peacock creations :)

peacock tail
by: Anonymous

Hiya,
I just have to say that this costume is fantastic!
I am looking to make a peacock tail and i really need some help urgently.
I was wondering if you could possibly send me some pics of the tail so i could look at it closely, as im struggling at the moment please!!!

love the costume
by: Brenda Villegas

Hi I'm writing cause I'm making a costume for my little girl. She's coming out in a pageant and fell in love with your's. I really like to know how did u put the tail together. Please help me! U can write to me brendav1217@hotmail.com

LOVE IT
by: BRENDA V

HI i love the costume u made. My daughter come out in pageants and I would love to make it my self if u can please give me some tips. How did u make the tail and keepe it on or put it together. How did u put it in the back and didn't fall off? u can write to me at brendav1217@sprintblackberry.net THANK U

additional photos
by: Anonymous

Can you add additional photos?

more information
by: Anonymous

Id love more pictures of your costume and more information on how you made it please a_agredano@hotmail.com thank you

Feathers Order
by: Sammy13

Hey! your costume is so great! Everyone is just gushing over it lol. Just wondering, with that order you placed did you have a lot left over? Do you recommend getting more or less of anything? (just to save some money) And what did you uses the peacock Herl and swords for on you costume i can't seem to tell where they are??
If you could send me anymore pictures of you in it that would be awesome hopefully you still have your costume around :s lol
s_avassell@hotmail.com
Thx and great job again!

The Tail
by: Jewel

Hello, Could you show how you did the tail again? I am trying to make this costume for Halloween and wanted to start now, but I am not quite clear. Thanks.

Re: Feathers Order by: Sammy13
by: Linda

Hi Sammy13 - My feather order ended up being pretty exact. I could ALWAYS have used more feathers though, haha. If anything, I'd say order a little more, NOT a little less (always better to be over-prepared than under-prepared!).
As for the peacock swords: You can't really see them in the pictures too well. I just made a decorative choice and put then in a diagonal swoop across the front (left & right sides). You can use them to make any little decorative choices you want, though!
The peacock herl was used to cover up the base of the tail feathers. When I glued them onto the cardboard, you could still see this cluster of tail-ends, so I glued the herl over it so it just looked like the feathers were spraying out of this gorgeous green/blue grass. The herl kind of looks like hula skirt grass, so you'll understand when you see it!

Best Costume Ever
by: Anonymous

I am obsessed with your costume! I am hoping to make this for Halloween this year. I was also looking for more picture of how you made the costume. Could you please email them to me at jjepson@mail.fresnostate.edu

Where did you order your feathers from?

its amazing
by: Matilda Porter

i would love to wear this to my 18th. any chance i can buy it off you?

Shipping
by: Linda

This costume is the best.

I have ordered the feathers and am bidding on bustiers on ebay.

I certainly don't have your body and am trying to decide on the bottoms; my legs are horrible, so I want more coverage.

You are so creative, I was wondering if you might have any ideas on bottoms, style and color for more coverage.

And, I going to wear this on a cruise and have to get it there, airlines or shipping. Would you have any thoughts on how to do the tail feathers, to ship the easiest? I have thought about putting it on two boards and putting the boards together once there or putting the feathers on paper that would roll up (to put in a shipping tube) and then glue it on a stiffer backing once there.

Shipping
by: Linda

This costume is the best.

I have ordered the feathers and am bidding on bustiers on ebay.

I certainly don't have your body and am trying to decide on the bottoms; my legs are horrible, so I want more coverage.

You are so creative, I was wondering if you might have any ideas on bottoms, style and color for more coverage.

And, I going to wear this on a cruise and have to get it there, airlines or shipping. Would you have any thoughts on how to do the tail feathers, to ship the easiest? I have thought about putting it on two boards and putting the boards together once there or putting the feathers on paper that would roll up (to put in a shipping tube) and then glue it on a stiffer backing once there.

Mom
by: Anonymous

Wow... Your instructions for putting the costume together were awesome. I ordered my feathers from www.continentalfeathers.com like you said they were perfect - they even had your picture posted so I knew I had the right place. They were very helpful and even gave me some other ideas to help put the costume together. Thank you to you and Continental Feathers for helping me make this the best costuem ever.....

Amazing
by: TK

I have wanted to make a peacock costume for years. This one is the nicest one I have ever seen. Amazing Job.
Could you e-mail me more photo's? Im frosh_84@hotmail.com. Would love a better look at the back. Really amazing work.

How To..
by: Anonymous

Could you please send me more pics & directions to my email please?? This is just awesome. rogers_olevia@yahoo.com

more pics and info please
by: jennifer

I am trying to recreate your costume, and would love to see more pics/info about how to make the plume. I'm pretty crafty but need a little more guidance. Also, how many feather did you use just for the tail? im_daddys_princess@hotmail.com

Love it
by: Anonymous

I just came across your costume and I love it. Would you still have images of the how to stages ? If so I would love it you could send me some more info/ pictures ....RReis6283@aol.com

Thank you
-R

ahh :)
by: Anonymous

i've been oobssessed with ur version of this costume for-like ever!!!
i started buying the feathers already. im hoping it looks half as good as yours.
but like everyone above i'd absolutely LOVE some pictures of how it looks in the back.
i'd really appreciate it!!!
my email is illy22@ymail.com
please, and thank you!!! you did an awesome job!!

Beautiful costume; few questions
by: Anonymous

Crazy Beautiful costume, I want to try to make one like it this year and I'm not very crafty so I just wanted to ask if you could tell me were you got the feathers and if you have any pictures of the back view you could show me? My email is kasara.norrena@gmail.com thank you :)

Awesome coStume
by: Myame

This it really nice!! I was wondering If u could send me some more pic as well! My email is erykakai@yahoo.com thanks so much!!

Re: Anonymous
by: Linda

You guys are awesome, thanks for all the compliments! I really wish I had photos of the back to show those of you who asked, but I actually don't have any pictures from the back. I know, I know, how did I NOT get pictures from the back?! The directions I gave, and the few pictures I put up should be helpful, though. I'm excited to see you guys' versions this year!

Hairstyle
by: Tirzah Joy

LOVE this costume, better than all the store bought $200 costumes. I love your hair too, can you explain more in detail how you did it? my hair is really long, does it have to be short to work? Here's my e-mail if you get the chance to reply... superchick8968@yahoo.com

General
by: Linda

I made this costume this year and I am so not crafty. Linda gave great instructions and it is coming out just fine. I think her's is better, but my husband just says that is because I am being a perfectionist:)

I am the one transporting this across country to wear on a cruise. I had asked if anyone had suggestions for a good way to put it together to transport it. I figured that out also. I glued the tail feather's to a thick piece of felt and am able to fold it in half (long ways, not folding the feathers at all) and slide it into a long tube. I will then be able to carry it onto the plane (like people do with fishing rods, guitars, etc), I will just tape a picture to it, so security will know what they are looking at. I will then glue it to cardboard (and I am taking some extra tail feathers and the glue gun to fill in if it spreeds at the fold) when I get it onto the ship.

Unfortunately, I don't have the body of the original Linda and will be wearing long, black slacks with it. I tried the high waisted underwear/shapewear, tight leggings (capri and long). My cousin, a professional photographer, says my legs are fine and felt the long pants would take away. They don't.

Linda, can you explain how you did your hair? I have shoulder length hair.

Swords
by: Linda

Where did you use the swords?

I got my corsett off ebay for $16.00 (that included the shipping). It was dark blue and gold, with lace. It only really should be dark, but doesn't have to be black; the eye feathers cover the color and I trimmed off the lace.

I also saw corsetts at Walmart and Target.

Tail Feathers
by: Liz Rankin

Hi Linda!
Great Costume! I'm interested in recreating the tail. I just need to know how many feathers you used on the tail.

So if I understand this correctly you glued three feather together and then took two sets of those feathers and glued them together with a piece of poster board in the middle. How many rows of feathers did you use, counting the two sets of feathers as one row.


Thanks
Liz

WOW!
by: Emily

Hello,
This is reeeeeally impressive!
I can see you have been asked quite a few times already for additional photos & fuller instructions...
Would you mind forwarding me such information also?
My address: ejcalladine1@googlemail.com

Thank you very much,
Kind regards,
Emily

One more person bothering you
by: Cris

Hi! I know you're probably tired of people asking you, but could you please email me more pictures of the costume? I really really love this idea for this year's Halloween. The email is ucfgrad917@gmail.com.

Thanks a bunch!

Pics please =)
by: Tina

You say that you never took a pic of the tail as you wore it, but if you still own it perhaps you could take a few pics of the front and back of the tail alone. I seem to be confused as to your placement of the peacock swords and herls. I can't seem to visualize it. If you are able to I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks a bunch =) Ladylove882(at)comcast.net

Feather Supply
by: Madi

If you still need feathers order them now... They have stopped allowing peacock feathers from being imported. Supplies are going very quickly so order them as soon as possible from
Continental Feathers.com, I just received my order and they told me to let them know as soon as possible if I needed more. They even put together a Dlx bundle of feathers exactly like Linda used for her costume...

I made a successful version last year, feel free to ask me for help, too
by: Meg

Hi folks. I made a really fun and slightly less sexy take on this costume last year. I swapped the bustier and frilly hot pants for a flapper dress strung with peacock feathers. I needed to be more demure, my entire family, grandfather to kid cousins, was at my combined Halloween/ 30th birthday bash!

When handing out candy Halloween night, I had parents asked me to pose for pictures with their kids!

Since Linda is forever being bombarded with requests for more info, I thought it might be a good idea to dedicate an entire blog to tips for peacock costumes. Show of hands? I just need like 3 people to show sincere interest.

If so I will set one up, and with Linda's permission include all of her directions and pics, as well as any from other folks who decided to "wing it" and design creations inspired by, but not a direct replication of, Linda's costume.

I still have about 100 4 foot feathers at the very least!


#1 Most Important Tip! ...aaand a few others
by: Meg

You can never have too many feathers! Make sure you create a dense pattern of "eyes" and fill in everywhere you see the slightest space.

Also, do not forget to do front AND back facing tail fans. Not only does it make you turn heads coming and going, but it makes for the dense, controlled tail you see Linda sporting.

Fan it out only as far as your supply of feathers will let you. Start from the center and work outwards to the sides. Play around. Give yourself a whole day or two to just mess with the feathers and thinking hard about how you, not Linda, but YOU, would put this together.

Trust me, a TALL (only slightly wider, peeking from behind you) detailed, lustrously thick, soft tail is important because 1) it's more manageable in crowded parties and on the dance floor and 2) the wow factor comes from the height of the tail, showcasing the details of the feathers, not the width of the fan. THAT is what made Linda's costume stand out- that and being photographed with an orange background, plus the important detail that she is *breathtakingly gorgeous*!

Anyway, as long as most of the luxuriant, iridescent tail is displayed above your head, rather than blocked by your head or any hair accessory, or behind your back, you will be a jaw-dropping hit!!

Re: #1 Most Important Tip! ...aaand a few others by Meg
by: Linda

You guys are so sweet, you're totally blowing up my ego, haha.
Meg, you have my permission to use my info/pictures on your blog!
And I can't believe ContinentalFeathers.com made a Linda Peacock Feather package - they rock!

Blog
by: Linda

Meg, isn't this kind of like a blog? I don't mind if another forum is needed for this, but I don't mind coming back to this site (it is actually in my favorites).

I just finished up the costume and will do a full try on (makeup, hair, etc) this weekend, before I start packing for my upcoming cruise.

I modified it also, instead of the panties/hot pants, Linda wore, I am just wearing nice slacks. At first, I thought it would take away from it, but it doesn't and the focus really is on the top half.

I thought the corset would be too sexy, but it also covers up a lot. It is a girl's cruise and I thought my husband might be uncomfortable with it being too sexy, but he told me that my swimsuit actually reveals more skin (and it is a full piece for a middle aged woman).

I ended up ordering pretty much the same feathers Linda did, but actually added 100 more of the long feathers. Out of 200, I have used about 150 and will take the extras with in case there is any damage in transportation.

I was going to do my own shoe clips with feathers on it, but with the long pants that really isn't necessary. However, for those people that want to do that, you don't have to buy new shoes, just use old one's and make shoe clips. I couldn't find any "shoe clips" to decorate, but did find medium wide blank barretts that one could glue the feathers on to - at Hobby Lobby or Michael's.

Re: Blog
by: Meg

Linda #2: this is more of a message board than a blog. I am suggesting creating a detailed page featuring pictures, and all of Linda's answers collected in one place. That way hundreds of people don't have to keep asking her to email them more pictures or answer further detailed questions about how she did it.

I can show my own costume from last year, to add more variety and options.

This will be only for static information; requests to Linda for more pictures will de discouraged, because the point would be to share all the information she is able to share, all in one place, for everyone to see. Easier than her emailing constant requests individually.

Linda The Creator has been wonderfully forthcoming with giving what advice she is able to give. I think she deserves a break from the barrage of messages, and that everyone would benefit from one centralized source for information, available to all, at all times.

So please stay tuned this week. It will be very simple, no bells and whistles, just pics, directions, and a link to Continental Feathers as well as where you can get some special touches:

peacock feathers strung on ribbon to make a fringe around a dress or skirt or corset, fasteners, feather pads, feather clips, feather necklaces, boas, feather earrings, and, oh yes, feather eyelashes. Don't overlook your fingernails: you can even layer purple, turquoise, and green for a peacock effect on them!

I *hope* to deliver all promised, but all I can do is my best.

I also want to strongly encourage everyone to put their *own* creativity into it! You don't need to be a carbon copy of Linda, but rather be celebrated for your own *ingenuity and imagination!* YOU'LL BE ALL THE MORE PROUD AND COMFORTABLE IF YOU IMPROVISE AND DO WHAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU!!! You can do it!

Blog
by: Linda #2

I am go for the blog. Let me know when it is up.

Linda #2 - that is funny, I almost signed that way, as that is my signature on my cruise site.

I, for one, would love to see everyone's pictures. Also, Linda has said many times, she doesn't have any other pictures. I think it was wonderful of her to post the pictures and directions she had.

She has gone and gotten famous. I ordered my feathers from Continental before they had her picture, how awesome is that.

Tips and Tricks
by: Laura

This costume is beautiful. I've been trying to find a good version of a peacock for years now and this is the best I've seen. I am considering doing this as my costume this year for New Orleans. Thank you to the creator for sharing how it was done. I will share tips and tricks as I experiment on this one. If anyone else has any please share. Best of luck!
Laura

GORGEOUS!
by: Anonymous

Hi Linda!!
Like everyone above- I love, LOVE your costume! I am going to try to recreate it this year for Halloween. Can you also please send me more pics- especially of the back? Thanks so much- I'm really looking forward to it and can't wait to see what you come up with this year!
-Kaitlin
-dreamacalibabe18@aol.com

BLOG
by: Anonymous

I am so for you making a peacock blog. How fun! There are so many messages on here and I feel like I'm losing a lot of info, due to my lack of time to read them all. Good luck with it! Don't forget to post the link! Thanks!! :)

Love love it
by: Anonymous

Hey Linda! Love the costume I think I will recreate it. Do you possibly have some more pics? My email is nferreira33@gmail.com

AMAZING!!
by: Anonymous

I LOVE THIS COSTUME. CAN YOU SEND MORE PICS TO ADRIENNEC00@HOTMAIL.COM
THANKS

Wow............I want to make this
by: Anonymous

Hey Linda,

Your costume is awesome. I'm still a little uncertain on how to make the tail though. My daughter is having a costume party for her birthday and wants to be a peacock due to your inspiration. Please tell me how to do the tail. Obviously hers will be less sexy but I think that the tail is what makes it pop!

Thanks
sauna_garrett@yahoo.com

Tail
by: Anonymous

I'm still confused on how you made the tail and how you attached it to the corset? Can you please clarify this for me so I can try and make the best costume possible.

just a little q...
by: illy

I absolutely love all the peacock eyes you glued onto the front and was wondering if you glued just as many in the back of the corset as well. Or did you just leave the back of it black?
Im super excited to see the finished product of my version. I think I'd make you proud lol :)

beautiful!
by: Anonymous

hey how did you glue the tail to the back of your corset?

beautiful!
by: Anonymous

hey how did you glue the tail to the back of your corset?

OMG Amazing!!!
by: Ashley

I'm so upset I didn't see this sooner!! You look incredible!!! I know a million people have asked you for more pictures and was hoping you would send me some too. I would really appreciate it!! Did you ever set up a blog and put the pictures there by any chance?? My email is deata96@yahoo.com. I'm so looking forward to next year, it will be a great way to celebrate my 25th birthday!!

Costume
by: Kandise

I love this costume!

I really want to go as a peacock this year. I was wondering where you got your feathers, as well as the type of glue you used. I have lots of other questions!

Do you have other photos?

FABULOUS!
by: Anonymous

I REALLY would like to be a peacock this year for halloween and this is the BEST ive seen! could you please email me some more details on how you made this, please! i would really appreciate it :)

Pictures of costume
by: Daniela

Hey,

Would you mind sending me pictures of the back and side of your costume. You did an awesome job creating this! I want to recreate this!

Re: just a little q... by: illy
by: Linda

Yes, I hot-glued the peacock feathers ALL over the costume (front & back). I hate when things only have design on the front!

Back of costume
by: Anonymous

Linda

I am having trouble visualizing the back. How did you make the cardboard slide up and down? Did you make an opening on the back of the corset?

Buying feather
by: Alexis

How many feathers did you use specifically for the tail. I'm doing a similar design with the tail, but something completely different for the bodice, so I put in an order for 100 of the 30-35' feather and 50 of the 12-14' feathers. I think that should be enough of the actual peacock feathers but wanted your opinion.

how many feathers?
by: Anonymous

can you please tell me how many feathers you bought for this costume?

more pics!
by: Anonymous

I need more pictures lol! hollistramel@gmail.com

Peacock Details
by: Anonymous

I have always wanted to be a peacock and your costume is perfect! I'm in a scramble to get it made now, but could you send me some more pictures? My email is letartee@msu.edu.

Also did you use all the feathers you bought? do I need to buy all the ones you said you bought?

It would be great if you could post more details and information about your costume.

Thanks.

AMAZED
by: Anonymous

Is it possible to get more pics please?!?!

Here's my e-mail - gvald002@yahoo.com

thanks.

Pics please :)
by: Kristel

It's beautiful can I see more pics of the tail? How'd you attach the tail to the corset? That looks amazing! Kristelcastilla@gmail.com

hii
by: Alexa

Omg this is beautiful! Way better than the one i saw for Audrina...can u send more pics of the back? Alexarae012@gmail.com

Thanks (:

Gorgeous.
by: bell

GOOOOOORGEOUUUUS

Brilliant idea (UK)
by: Anonymous

Thanks so much for the idea for the cardboard, already had a black/turquoise corset from previous fancy dress so its worked out ridiculously cheap for me.

Ordered my feathers from eBay and didn't even need to buy a hot glue gun, i just used lots of good quality sellotape and squeezed some superglue over each bit afterward to make sure it all stayed.

Also sandwiched it all between 2 pieces of card that I covered in purple fabric to make it look a bit neater and put blue/purple little feathers along the back.

Very excited to wear it all now! Teaming it with a little black skirt and peacock earrings ordered from same ebay seller
http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/catdaddyn01/&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2754

Thanks again for the inspiration, its a beautiful costume and photo!

Complete Success
by: Illy again!

My costume was a huge success. I went to a music festival for Halloween and decided not to make the fan as big as yours because it would've been a hassle to move around in a sea of people lol

But just wanted to say thank you! I received countless compliments and referred them all to this blog to make their own. :)

You guys are amazing!
by: Linda

You guys are doing an amazing job at making your peacock costumes! I've had some of you send me photos, and they look great. In fact, at a Halloween party I was at in Hollywood this year, I ran into a girl wearing my peacock costume! I tapped her on the shoulder and asked her if she got the idea from coolest-homemade-costumes.com, she said yes, and so I told her that I was Linda and that was my costume, haha. SOOOOOOOOO awesome to see you guys rocking these!

Inncorrect
by: Anonymous

First on all. peacocks have Royal blue, brown and green bodies. Not feathered ends.

Amount spent
by: Anonymous

So what was the total amount spent on the feathers?

back
by: Anonymous

Hi, just wondering do you have any pictures of the back?

beautiful
by: a.j.t.

so so beautiful. is it uncomfortable? i soooooooo want one

Wow!
by: Rachel

You are so gorgeous and this costume rules. I am definitely going to use your ideas for the tail, though I'll likely wear a skirt instead of knickers. Thanks so much for sharing.

Help!
by: Destinie

first off, i would like to say i LOVE your costume! i think this is absolutely amazing. and i would like to try to recreate it.
if it all possible could you please email me more pictures and directions on how it was made.

thank you!
destinie

Help!
by: Anonymous

Hi ! I was wondering if it was possible I could pay you 200$ to make this costume for me? I would purchase the feathers myself and the corset, and send it to you via mail. I know its a strange request but l dont have time to make it myself, and lm sure you'd do a better job at it then l would!

Please let me know as soon as possible, thanks :)

-Farah

5 year old daughter
by: Cheryl

The costume is amazing, I am currently making a version of it for my daughter. I was ordering the feathers on continental and came across your picture. Thanks for that it was actually the same idea I had in my head for her. She is super excited to be a peacock for halloween. She always picks the best ideas, last year she was Katy Perry in California girls and it was great. People have offered hundreds to buy the costume off me but I cant sell it ever!! I will def send a pic of Phoenixx when the costume is done!

Re: Help!
by: Linda

Hey anonymous - Email me at LindaAdele85@yahoo.com to discuss.

pics
by: birdy

If u still have any pics ,could you possibaly email me additional pics of back and close up of front bodice area. I really want top try and make one for Halloween this year. thanks Ms. Linda

In love
by: Janet

Hello Linda, I have to say I am in love with your costume. I think I am going at attempt on making it. I'm sure you are tired of this but is there any way you can send me some close up pictures? We go to the West Hollywood parade every year and I am dying to rock this costume. Please email me at gkehkejian@hotmail.com if you can offer me any more tips/pictures. Thanks!!!!

PICS
by: Gretchen

Linda im making your costume! Can you email me a few more pics??? gglupton@yahoo.com I LOVE IT!

Costume
by: Kelly

Hello - would it be possible to see the back of the costume? Also, if I'm not comfortable wearing undies, as where I'm from it's very cold, would it be possible to wear spanks (tight shorts) with black tights? or with straight leg black dress pants? If so how would you go about applying the feathers? I wouldn't want to glue the feathers all the way down, however I would want them up to my butt or just past it, what type of angle would you glue the feathers on?

Thanks

Great idea!
by: Vanessa Simons

Linda I am going to try and make your costume. I was wondering if you had any more pics of the back and maybe up close. If you do could your send them to me? Thanks so much. I hope mind looks half as good as yours. :) ~Vanessa~

Thanks for the info!
by: Jennifer

Thanks so much for all the info! Your costume is amazing. I followed your directions and made my own. It was such a big hit at my party!!! I hope it holds up through the rest of them. Thanks again!

Help, paranoid it's too big!
by: September-lee

Hi Linda! I have been in love with your rendition of the peacock costume for over a year now. Finally decided this was the year. I have the tail near finish with the exception of a few swords maybe and then trimming and covering the bottom portion. Looks GORGEOUS on my floor doesn't look terribly big....and then I hold it up and it is wider than most doors! I could probably take at least 2 rows off each side, maybe 3? And then the outer tips would graze through. Did you have a door problem? I know you said people were in such awe that they didn't complain, but perhaps mine ended up a touch bigger. Just curious. I would show you a photo if I knew how on here. Thanks, September-lee

Re: Help, paranoid it's too big!
by: Linda

Whenever I walked through a door I would just turn a little to the side and go right on through. Since you're most likely going to be hanging out in an open space most of the time, it's honestly not an issue. Whenever you walk into a room, or head to the bathroom, just turn a tad to the side and walk right in!

tail
by: Anonymous

Do you glue three feathers together for each of the sets for the whole tail or just in the center? A picture of the back would be really helpful!!!! Would you mind emailing me with more information?

Help! Almost finished!
by: Anonymous

I have attempted to make this costume and so far it looks great but I have one question, I glued a bunch of feathers to the high waisted undies and when i tried them on, all the feathers stretched and the glue came off on some feathers, i even bought a size larger than i normally wear so it would be easier to take on and off. How did you work around this? Did you not have the same issue? I used a lot of hot glue also...

thanks!

Peacock Costume
by: Anonymous

Hi there. Im interested in your costume. Will you please email me at ashnb27@gmail.com? Thanks! :)

Re: Help! Almost finished!
by: Linda

Hi - I, too, bought a size larger in the undies. When the hot glue dries, it contracts, so the larger size is needed so that it will contract down to a normal size. Keep putting on the undies (taking them on and off will help to see where the problem areas are). When I first tried them on, a lot of the feathers splayed out, so I had to cut off some pieces that were sticking out, and glue down most of the other pieces. I would say you'll end up gluing the entirety of the feathers that are on the undies (they need to have glue on the entire feather to keep it held down).
Hope that helps!

Costume
by: Sarah

Hi Linda,
I live in West Hollywood in Los Angeles.
Can I pay you to make me your peacock costume for halloween next month? Im sure Ill be freezing by butt off at some party in the hills but its just absoulty stunning!! You look gorgeous in it.
Sarahlevy101@yahoo.com

Help! Almost done!
by: Anonymous

Thanks for the tips in the undies! I ended up stuffing a pair of me jeans and outing the bottoms over them and then glued more feathers on. This way it's already stretched out when I'm gluing. Both methods worked really well! Can't wait to finalize it and post some pictures on here! Thanks so much!!

Price
by: Ashley

How much did your total dollar amount come to for the feather order?

Shoes
by: Emily

Linda,

I was wondering what shoes you were wearing with the outfit? I'm planning on trying to make this, but have no idea on the shoes!

Re: Shoes @ Emily
by: Linda

Hi Emily - I was wearing strappy bronze-colored heels. You could wear anything in black, brown, gold, blue, or green.

Images for Continental Feathers Website?
by: Candice with Butler

Hi Linda!

My name is Candice. I work with Butler Web and Design. We're redesigning Continental Feathers' website. I was wondering if you'd be able to send me a larger size picture of your peacock costume if you have it. Marianna would like to use it for the slider.

If you can, please send it to support [at] butlerbranding [dot] com

Thank you so much! :)

~Candice

Re: Images for Continental Feathers Website? @ Candice with Butler
by: Linda

Hi Candice - Email sent!

Amazing
by: Sabrina

Hey, I am going to try and make a peacock costume for Halloween and absolutely love yours! I'm hoping to more or less make one like yours for Halloween. I was just wondering if you could send me some more pictures of the front of yours (potentially one back photo too), but I don't think I'm going to do the huge tail feather (I'll probably make a mini version of it). I will be wearing a tutu with it (most probably). If you can send me some pictures of close ups as to how you glued/placed the feather eyes around the front and sides, that would be great.

Binababyxo80@yahoo.com

And lastly let me just say, you are TALENTED .. I'll be so happy if mine comes out half as nice as yours.

THANKS in advance!

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