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Coolest Homemade Peacock Costume 37

by Heather
(Chambersburg, PA)

Homemade Peacock Costume

Homemade Peacock Costume

I really wanted something pretty and elegant for my little one and a half year old and I love tutus so I decided on a homemade peacock costume after combing the internet for ideas. I found some that were made to look more like the actual bird but I wanted gorgeous, girly, but still recognizable as a peacock which is how we got our costume!

To make the tutu you need:
Elastic cut to a little smaller than child's waist
ribbon, tulle in the colors and length you would like, and any trim (feather or other ideas).

Tie elastic into circle, cut the tulle into strips (should be double the length you want finished). Fold strips in half and place folded end on top of elastic. Bring bottom ends of tulle around elastic and pull through folded end to secure onto elastic. Be sure not to pull to tight and over stretch your elastic or you will end up with a too big tutu.

Repeat all the way around elastic alternating colors as you like. Once tutu is finished find the part you would like as front center and loop ribbon the same way as the tulle so that it can tie around child's neck. Attach feathers and trim to cover the base of the ribbon tie.

For the tail you need:
One half sphere piece of foam, 13 (or more) peacock feathers (we got ours at Michaels), ribbon long enough to secure around childs waist, Velcro to attach ribbon (works better than tying), glue, and glitter.

Lay out the feathers on the floor the way you would like to put them for the tail. Trim feathers appropriately so they lay the way you want making sure to leave about an inch extra to put into the foam. Once you like your feather layout, poke them into the foam about a half inch from the flat edge (the flat edge goes against the child's back and you don't want them right at the edge or they will hit the child in the head all night).

Once holes are poked and you are happy with how it looks (took us two tries so we turned the foam and poked more) take feather out and glue in place. Once glue is dry, glue ribbon to flat side of foam and glue or stick Velcro pieces to ends of ribbon. Finally coat rounded part of foam with glue and apply glitter to hide foam.

For hair piece you need:
Marabou clip or puff and hair clip, feather trim, and extra feathers.

We used a marabou clip from the craft store and took off the marabou. Glued the marabou to the feather trim (used for masks, has the tall spidery feathers we wanted) and the peacock feather to the trim as well and then reattached it to the clip.

Finally for the shoe covers you need:
Black felt, black elastic, Velcro, glitter and glue.

I cut out the shape of a bird foot wide and long enough to cover the front of her boot with a felt strap that could wrap around the back of her boot. i then traced it 3 more times. Sew two of the feet together and lightly stuff (I used felt scraps instead of buying stuffing) then attach elastic to undersides of toes to slide under shoe and keep on their feet. Finally add Velcro to straps and glue and glitter to create nails.

We dressed her in all black and put on the tutu dress. I had a friend help part and hold up the tutu so I could attach the tail under the tutu. We put the foot covers and hair clip on and were ready to go with her homemade peacock costume!

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by: Carla

Your peacock costume is is your child. You should be proud!

Thank you!
by: Heather

Thank you so much! She won a mall costume contest with this costume!

So creative!
by: Tina

Love your costume! Thanks for the inspiration. Your daughter made an adorable peacock!

by: Echos7

This is exactly what I was looking for! Thank you so much for sharing! With some adaptations to the hair clip (since my daughter has no hair!), I hope to create a costume as beautiful as this! Congratulations on such a great creation!

by: Anonymous

Can you upload more pics of her, i would like to see that back and her feet if you have some more pics.
This costume is so precious, i hope i can do it, thanks for submitting and keep up the great ideas!

I want that costume!! :)
by: Jessica

Would you be willing to sell this costume?!? I'm so in love :)

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by: Anonymous

I actually just made one for my daughter. It is a little different but still similar. You did a great job

tulle color?
by: Anonymous

can you tell me what color of tulle you used???? thank you

Thank you so very much!!!!
by: Miko

You solved a nagging problem I've been dealing with for the last little bit.
I now know what I'm going to do for Halloween this year. I'm a horrible procrastinator, but I usually have, at least, an idea by now.
I'm terrible about waiting til the absolute last second (read 3am of party day) to completely finish my costume, and even then I don't always finish. I was at a loss as to what I even wanted to do, and I really didn't want to go with some generic "everybody's going to wear that" costume this year.
Thank you again, soo much!

Love it
by: Brookepalle

Will to pay? How much to make one????? thanks

by: Anonymous

cute and great colors, best peacock I have seen

by: Melinda

Do you make this and sell them if so how much would you charge for one. Please let me know as soon as possible. I need one for a seven year old girl.

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