I was inspired to make the peacock Halloween costume by a mask that I have. It was so much fun and I received a lot of compliments on it!
To start, I found a blue dress that was the right color, then added gray tights. To make the tail I took a fan and used the hot glue gun to attach approximately 60 peacock feathers (which I ordered online). I used some fabric in a similar color to tie the fan around my waist. I designed it in a way to wear the tail either up or down.
I covered the back of the fan with some extra fabric (to cover some of the messiness from the glue). I made a hat out of felt, glued feathers to it and attached a feather "fan" on top. You can't see them in the photo.
For the feet I took a pair of rubber gloves, pulled the thumb and pinky finger into the glove, stuffed the other three fingers with fiberfill and pulled the gloves snuggly around a pair of my ballet flats.
I decided to do make-up instead of the mask after I finished making the costume; the makeup was easier to do than dealing with a mask all evening.
It took a long time to design this Peacock costume, but I really liked how it turned out. The hardest part for me was to find the right kind of fabric to make the tube-top dress. I knew I wanted it to be iridescent, so I went to many fabric stores before picking that one up.
I sewed on mini pockets in the back to the dress to secure the feathers in properly. I also cut up some feathers to make my headband and my peacock earrings. I also “bejeweled” my flip-flops to make them look like peacock eyes, and I even tried multiple makeup colors over one of my eyes to give it that peacock feather look.
The sequins in the front of the dress were the final touch to this peacock costume!
I decided to make my own peacock costume after searching through all the ones for women on the internet that look identical. I ordered tons of genuine peacock feathers online, and started my costume.
I sewed a bodice to which I hot glued the feathers to. Then I utilized the long feathers for the back "tail". They were all attached to a piece of material which I attached to my waist. I finished the costume off with a blue streak in my hair, father earrings, feathers which I glued to my head,fake eyelashes, blue makeup, blue nails, and blue thigh highs. Hope you like it!
My children come up with crazy ideas each year and I have to figure out how to make these ideas come to life. This year was a peacock costume. I do this for them and try not to spend too much money, we use things around the house to build the costume.
Every year I find a way to give them what they want and they are always happy because no one else has the same costume as they do. Just a happy mom to share her hard work with everyone, who tries as hard as I do to keep her kids happy.