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Coolest Peacock Halloween Costume 4

by Jen
(Chicago, IL )

Peacock Halloween Costume

Peacock Halloween Costume

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.

Peacock Costume



Peacock Costume



Peacock Costume

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Great Costume
by: Marshall in Chicago

This is a great costume! Love the feet.

Peacock Tail
by: Linsey

Hi, I'm Linsey and I'm trying to make a peacock costume for a play. I was wondering how you got the tail to go up and down without the fan falling off. Please reply, thanks.

Beautiful
by: caroline

Great job! Thanks for the idea!

Response to Linsey
by: Jen

Hi Linsey, sorry if this response is too late, I attached the feathers to a fan, the fan had a ring on it so I could use a long piece of fabric (like a scarf) to tie it around my waist. I also attached more of the same fabric to the outside spines of the fan so I could tie that around my waist to keep the tail up, and untie it to let the tail fall back (I could close the fan a little too when the tail was down). Hope this helps & was not too late.

Luv It
by: Tori

I Just love your costume I was a peacock in a musical once and I had this hat pinned on the side of my head.
I looked like a show girl I like yours soo much better

???
by: Tori

Hi i was just wondering how you were able to get your hat to stay on. did you use bobby pins or something else

Fan?
by: Katie

hi

this may be a dumb question but what do you mean by fan? everyone who has descriptions of peacock costumes online keeps mentioning this fan.

costume
by: kim

HI you are fabulous! What a fantastic idea you had for the tail.!! good for you!

help///
by: Connie

Hi, I want to dress as a peacock for a fancy dress party and was just wondering what you did if the tail got in the way a lot? The party will be quite crowded and it's going to be difficult :)
please reply soon!
xox

Reply to Connie
by: Jen

Hi Connie,
when I attached the feathers to the fan, I made sure I could still fold the fan so the tail "collapsed". I also had it tied around my waist, so when I folded the fan I could kind of flip the fan so the feathers were facing down. It helped when getting through crowds and doorways. Hope this helps you.

fan info
by: deb

Your costume is terrific! What material was your fan made of and how large is it?
thanks!

Deborah

tail
by: Bethany

I was wondering, if we paid you and paid for the cost of the materials, would you be willing to make the tail for me as well? or sell me yours?
please e-mail me at bethanymortman92[at]yahoo.com. thank you

Fan??
by: Wendy Bedrosian

OK, I hate to ask specific comments, but my daughter and her best friend (10 year olds) are stretching the limits of my talents this Halloween with their idea to be matching peacocks for Halloween this year and I am the mom between the two of them to pull this off. So, when you say fan, can you link me to a fan that would work? And, can you give a close up picture of how you attached the belt to the fan? You may have just saved me with this!!!

Thanks--Wendy

fan/tail
by: Alicia

I love your tail but after searching for about a year, I can't seem to find a metal fan in order to make my own. Do you have any links to a website or place that I can find the fan? I also would like to know if you could be more detailed as to how you attached the scarf/ribbon to the fan in order to wrap it around your waist?

Thanks for posting this it has really given me a good idea as to how to do the tail! -Alicia-

fan
by: Anonymous

i need a fan as well. where did you get yours? can you post a link to one? thanks

yes yes n YES
by: Miyoshi

Can you say freakin fabulus! I so need to pull this one off. If you would can u also email me a link of where I can find the fan and closeups of the attachment. Or if anyone else has already received this info from her please forward it to me @ bug050106@yahoo.com..thanks abunch..muaaaah

A link to the fans
by: Jen

For all those asking - I don't remember exactly where I ordered the fan from, but it was like this http://www.japanesestyle.com/sandalwood-fans-10
You can Google hand fans and a ton of options come up. I used a hot glue gun to attach the feathers to the fan slats. There was a ring at the bottom of the fan that I slid a long strip of fabric through and tied it like a belt around my waist - I think I also had to slip a couple more fabric strips through the end slats on the fan so the tail would stand on my back, then I would untie those to let the tail trail behind me when I didn't want it up. Sorry I don't have more detailed pictures of how I put it together - the tail is packed away to be used for another Halloween in the future. Hope this helps.

feathers
by: Anonymous

Hi, i was wondering where you got your feathers from for it? I've found these ones hear on ebay, but i wasn't sure whether 50 would be enough/ long enough?
Thanks! And it looks amazing!

Ca I buy it
by: Jess

I need this for a fitness theme wear. Would u sell this? I need it for august 24/25 please let me know email at jessicaciampini@live.com thanks!

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Coolest Peacock Costume 5

by Rachelle B.
(California)

Homemade Peacock Costume

Homemade Peacock Costume

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!

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Dress
by: Anonymous

how did you get those embelishments on the middle of the dress

Embellishments
by: Anonymous

The embellishments are actually attached to a a black mesh. Ribbon was sewed onto the mesh, and I then used the ribbon as a belt!

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Coolest Sexy Peacock Costume 3

by Julie
(Delray Beach, FL)

Peacock Costume

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!

Sexy Peacock Costume

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love it
by: Anonymous

That is too cutie!! I loved it..

finally
by: Sarah

I have been searching FOREVER to find a peacock costume. I absolutely LOVE it. This is exactly what I've been looking for. Could I possibly buy it from you?

Beautiful!
by: Chris J

I love the detail - the necklace, eyes, hair streak! Great concept and beautiful execution!

very nice
by: Angie

This is so pretty and creative. You did a great job, and look beautiful in it.

Gorgeous. Too late, unfortunetly...
by: Caitie

I was going to go as a peacock to my 14th b-day party as it was a masquerade. Unfortunately I couldn't find one that looked nice enough to make so the b-day girl (me) dressed as an angel instead. Next year my friends is having a masquerade party, inspired by mine, and I can now go dressed as a peacock.

I missed one but WILL get to fulfill my dream of dressing as a peacock, but as it is a 16th BALL I will have to lengthen the skirt.

BEAUTIFUL! BELLA, BELLA! WUNDERBAR!

Love it!
by: Anonymous

LOve it.

I might make it with a long skirt, though, a I need one for a ball

back view?
by: Anonymous

Hey could you elaborate on how you made the tail of feathers, maybe post a picture from the back? How did you attach them and keep them upright?

costume
by: Ivy

I love this costume. Would you like to sell it to me.

so cool
by: Anonymous

I've been planning my peacock costume for a year now, and this has really helped! Great job!

Nicely done!
by: Anonymous

Really nice work- how hot!

Love It
by: Celeste

Oh My Gosh!!
I love this!!
The Details are great
and just the overall look, I love it!

wow
by: Anonymous

this costume is gorgeous

loveee it
by: Anonymous

this is adorable!!!!
I've been looking for a cute costume that I can easily make myself & this is great.

cuteee!
by: Anonymous

whered you get that bodice?!?!?!?!

skirt??????
by: Erin

You're costume kicks so much ass! of all the peacock costumes yours is my FAVE!!!! Can you please tell me where you found that skirt????? It would be so greatly appreciated!!!
Thx
Erin

hmmm...
by: Anonymous

I would have gone for a darker blue with a more interesting texture, and I probably would have put blue glitter on my arms and legs.

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Coolest Awesome Peacock Costume 2

by Cindy D
(Thunder Bay, Ontario,Canada)

My Little Peacock Costume

My Little Peacock Costume

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.

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Peacock Costume
by: Kennett

My daughter also asked to be this. I made her one this year. I just looked to see if anyone else's child had a creative mind like my child. I now know I am not alone. :) Great job!

mine too
by: Anonymous

my daughter wants to be a peacock this year so I'm looking for ideas. I'm not creative and I don't have much money.

Job well done!
by: Rebecca

My 5 year old daughter asked to be a peacock this year, too. Looking for ideas, and LOVE the way you made the tail.

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