I had this giant box and didn’t know what to do with it. Since I’m vegan, I wanted to make a peacock costume without actually using any feathers. I ended up just cutting out individual feathers from the cardboard and taping them together with strong duct tape and bamboo garden poles. This allowed them to be flexible enough to bend.

I got a blue dress, green tights, and secured the whole thing to my back with two blue fabric straps. It really was easy construction. The headpiece is made from foam balls, painted and glittered, attached to wires, glued on a headband. It was a huge hit at NYC’s Village Halloween Parade. I just did some facepaint, wore the costume like a backpack, and had my peacock!