I have wanted to be a peacock for years, and after finding one that was way too short, I decided to make my own Peacock Costume. I started with a corset (Frederick's of Hollywood), added a skirt from a discount dance shop, and then attached feathers and rhinestones everywhere. I made the peacock spray as a detachable piece (so I can drive), and then added a cut up feather boa to the back of the skirt.
Peacock Spray- I used a cardboard cut in the shape of a Y to attach the stalks of the feathers. I glued 5 feathers to each stalk (cut down on bulk), and then attached a rhinestone in the center of the eye. I wrapped the spray in ribbon so it is more comfortable when I insert it and out.
Bodice- I glued tiny peacock eyes, and trimmed down peacock eyes all over the front. For the sides, I ordered the barred wing feathers, and on the back I used the peacock sword feathers, and the gold feathers. I glued rhinestones all over as well in Turquoise, purple, gold, mocha, and green, and crystal AB.
Skirt- I attached a cut up boa on the back and trimmed to a V-shape. I glued peacock eyes and rhinestones throughout it. I finished it off with fishnets, an armband and a neck choker made from feathers as well.
I topped off the look with peacock fake eyelashes, lots of green makeup and jeweled eyes! I hope you enjoy!
I wanted a sexy and fun costume for Halloween so I decided to dress up as my favorite bird, a Peacock Costume. The costume was a bit of a challenge at first as I wanted to have the tail fan out as well as lay down. I wasn't able to come up with a light-weight idea that could collapse the tail to make it easy to get around parties with so I decided to make the tail down.
For the skirt/tail I bought real peacock feathers offline and sewed them in layers to a thin strip of satin and attached a belt to it made of the same material. I bought a pair of frilly panties at a local Halloween shop to wear as briefs. For the top I chose to wear a peacock blue corset and bra underneath to support my chest. Top it off with heels and hair and you've got a peacock costume!
I got the Idea of a Peacock costume from an expensive one that I saw online. I knew I could create an amazing one of a kind costume, without spending hundreds of dollars. I started compiling a folder of photos & ideas of what I wanted to make. I ordered the materials I needed from various places online.
I hot glued the feathers to the bones of the corset, & made the tail from a folding piece of cardboard that I stuck into the back of the corset & used Velcro to keep it in place. I used Swarovski crystals to accent the sides of the corset and the eyes of the peacock feathers.
I’m very proud of my costume and I’m excited to share it with everyone here. Hope you like it.