I present to you a Homemade Peacock Costume, which I made for Halloween two years ago. I purchased a bodice and coated it with genuine blue peacock feather covered ribbons. The laces have to be loosened until the bodice, is wide enough to fit around the body. In addition I proceeded to sew in some motifs with glass beads and sequins, in order to compliment the beaded trim at the bottom of the bodice. The tail is as well made out of genuine green peacock feathers; where I used tulle to give the tail additional volume.
Furthermore I added eyes on the back of the bodice near the trim and corset laces, so that the hooks attached to the tail would effortlessly be removable from the bodice at any given moment and therefore give the costume more freedom to change it's appearance. It was a project that I didn't toil on consecutively, and therefore it took me a little over 3 months to complete. I invested roughly around 400$ of my own capital.
The supportive decorative art composition includes a headpiece, which was designed and executed by me, to compliment the look and give it a more authentic feel and aesthetic.
For this homemade peacock costume I got my dress from a hand-me-down store, originally it was floor length, so I cut it up and made it a little shorter.
I attached my feathers to a bouquet holder that I purchased at a craft store. My feathers I got on eBay from the user: lovelyfeather. They were only about 10 inches long so I pieced them together in 3's with hot glue and long thin wire I also got from a craft store.
I found some awesome eyelashes at a Halloween store and added some funky green and blue eyeshadow for make up and I was set. My earrings were purchased at Claires.
This homemade peacock costume only took a couple days to create but it worked out well, except going through door ways!
Last year, I worked at a Halloween shop which gave me ZERO time to sit down and make a costume. So, I looked on Ebay for a cheap corset, and TONS of peacock feathers. The max total was $26! WOOHOO
1. I cut a square out of a cardboard box (that would fit behind my back) 2. I used a hot glue gun to adhere the feathers to the board. 3. Fitted the corset to my body 4. Glued cardboard square to back of corset over ties (make sure you pull the corset apart while doing this so it still fits once you button it on) 5. Let dry and enjoy!
This took me a total of 30 minutes (minus waiting for UPS) So many people offered to buy this Peacock Costume from me for $300, but NO WAY. This is mine!!
We dressed our son as a Peacock for his School activity. It was not an easy task before a lot of homework. First we bought a royal blue jersey material and made a two piece costume including the head, fingers and toes. Peacock feathers are easily available in the market, we pasted them on a foamic sheet and painted the sheet blue. With the help of a stick-on tape just placed the feathers on the costume.
Finally for the face we used a mask to give an effect and he looked as pretty as a peacock. He loved his Peacock Costume Idea.
Here is my peacock costume. I have always been mesmerized by peacock feathers and was the first one to wear peacock feather earrings years ago so most of my friends associate peacocks with me. I ordered up the feathers online and got to work at gluing and sewing feathers to an old corset and then I bought about 5 purple feather boas and sewed those around some old fabric that I fashioned into a skirt. Then I strutted around all night!