This DIY Peacock Creative Costume Idea was really a lot fun. I got the inspiration to make a peacock costume from this website.
The fan: I bought 30 peacock feathers off of someone on Kijiji. I then fanned the feathers on the floor in the way that I wanted them to look. I used a piece of tape to temporarily hold the feathers together so that they would stay fanned the way I wanted them to. I cut out two pieces of cardboard and sandwiched the feathers in between them with hot glue. I cut the ends of the feathers off that went through the bottom of the cardboard. I used cable ties for belt loops on the back of the fan and a thin piece of wood to keep the ties in place. I glue gunned green fabric over the cardboard so it was not showing.
The top: I had an old corset-type shirt that I did not wear so I used it for my costume. I bought a couple extra peacock feathers for the top, and had bought some masks from the dollar store years ago that I took the feathers off of. My friend glue gunned the feathers on my shirt while I was wearing it. The material the shirt was made of was extremely thin, so I put material underneath it while the feathers were being glued on to prevent being burnt.
I wore a black petticoat and leggings to complete the look. I used a belt to wear the peacock fan. I also made a peacock hair clip by glue gunning some feathers to a hair clip.
I started this Handmade Peacock Creative Halloween Costume with my cousin's blue prom dress from 1989. It came to my mid-calf and had a two layers on the skirt. On the layer closest to me in the front of the dress, I cut around 10 inches off and bunched it with thread. Then the second layer I wrapped it into a skirt and sewed it into a train or a "Peacock Tail."
Then for the front of the costume, I got turquoise and blue sparkle feathers from Michael's and hot glued them to the front, along with peacock feathers. Then I added turquoise, teal, and white rhinestones for a little glamour. I took blue and purple tool and made a tutu and attached it to the bottom of the dress.
For the peacock tail in the back, I had 36" feathers. I didn't want to wear a belt, so I got a Quaker Oat Can lid and cut a hole in the top and bottom rim and stuck the feathers through it. On the side that would face everyone behind me, I glued teal and purple feathers. I wrapped the whole bottom thing in the material I cut from the dress and bunched it to match the tail. Then I put Velcro on the Oat lid and Velcro on my dress and it stayed perfectly! Also, I added some rhinestones!
For my hair, I put two peacock feathers in and also wore my peacock Mardi Gras mask I got in New Orleans which was the inspiration for the entire costume.
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Homemade Do it Yourself Peacock Halloween Costume
This Do it Yourself Peacock Halloween Costume was inspired by my daughter, Savannah, who loves peacocks. The dress was a piece of a princess outfit that she had worn a few years before, but everything else is homemade.
I purchased two items from the Dollar Store, the angel wings and the hat with a beak on it. The feathers were collected at Savannah's Aunt's house where she raises peacocks in the wild. The peacocks lose their feathers naturally, so no peacocks were harmed in the production of this outfit. I arranged the feathers in an attempt to replicate the pattern of the real peacocks. I attached the feathers to the wings using hot glue. I modified the hat by taking off the bill, cutting eye holes in the top and attaching feathers to create a crown type effect.
Savannah absolutely loves her outfit! People always want to take her picture and exclaim about how original her costume is!