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Coolest Homemade Toddler's Peacock Princess Costume 31

by Rosemary
(Germantown, Ohio)

Homemade Toddler's Peacock Princess Costume

Homemade Toddler's Peacock Princess Costume

After a trip to the zoo, my three year old daughter decided she wanted to be a peacock or a princess for Halloween. She couldn't decide so I combined them and turned out this Toddler's Peacock Princess costume.

The entire costume cost me only $15 to make. Supplies: elastic, colored tulle in navy, purple, olive, lime, and bright blue, peacock feathers, glue gun, scissors, needle and thread, plastic headband, and spray glitter.

I started off by sewing a strip of elastic to fit around her waist. Then I cut the tulle in strips, folded them in half and looped them around the elastic. I pulled the ends through the loop and made sure they were tight. Arranging the colors as I liked, I worked my way around the elastic. I made the front short and the back longer, so the feathers had something to lay on.

Next, it was the turn of the feathers. I found a nice long feather and lay it flat. I then cut another feather about 5" long and glued it to the stem of the long feather. I repeated this all the way down the stem and this gave the illusion of many feathers although it was only one stem. I made six of these and glued them to the tutu.

Next I took more feathers and randomly glued them together and fanned them on top of the others, gluing them down only when I had my desired effect. One tip: use the larger feathers for the bottom and smaller ones on top. After gluing all the feathers to the tutu, I made a bow out of tulle and glued it to the top of the tail.

The headpiece consisted of a cheap plastic headband wrapped in tulle. I then took three feathers and glued them together and then glued them to the headband. Make sure you wrap the tulle around the bottom of the feathers to make them stick up. You can also tie some on either side to hide the unwanted knots.

To keep a three year old comfortable, the rest I kept simple. She wore black leggings, black shoes, a blue turtle neck and we put a sparkly blue shirt over it; we bought this shirt at the Salvation Army store and it was too big so I cut the sleeves. When she got it all on, we added fingernail polish, some eyeshadow to her temples and sprayed her and the whole costume with spray hair glitter.

It was easy for her to walk in, since the feathers dragged instead of sticking up and everyone thought she was a princess until she turned around. With her two costumes in one, she won the town costume prize!

Peacock Princess Costume

Peacock Princess Costume

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by: Anonymous

she looks adorable!!

Absolutely the best!
by: Anonymous

I've been looking for a costume and or ideas for my daughter's talent show. Your costume is the best I've seen on the web!

by: Hollie

You said it only was $15, but with all of those feathers, that seems impossible. Where did you buy so many long feathers for so cheap?

Thank you!

by: Monica

Where did you purchase the peacock feathers? I love the ones you used for your daughter's costume.

Beautiful work
by: Anonymous

I want to make this costume for a 7 year old any suggestions on the Feathers? I would like for them to be up. Thanks

by: rosemary

instead of buying them i got on message boards and just asked if anyone still had feathers left from when everyone used to put them in vases for decor. The next thing i knew i had over 300 feathers sitting on my porch. People just gave them to me and asked for a pic of her in her costume as payment. Worked out great!!

gluing feathers
by: LC

This costume is beautiful!! I'm going to be a peacock for Halloween this year, tutu and all! I was wondering if you had trouble gluing feathers straight to the tulle??? Others have said they used Velcro to stick feathers on back of outfit..but I'm going to have a tulle tutu also and didn't know if glue gun would work??? I am going to be wearing costume while I am working (Waitress)and was wondering if only glue would hold my tail on??I know how active little ones did her costume hold up??? Thanks for any help ;)

want to make
by: Anonymous

I am attempting this for an adult costume...i just ordered feathers...I'd love to pick you brain if you are still on this site

Please Make Me One
by: Angela

Could I please pay you to make me one for my 6 year old?!?!?

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