Pieces: - Plaid Skirt (blue/black, cheap at wal-mart! and re-wearable!)(also, I glued some store-bought peacock feathers to mine) - Brown/black/blue/green/purple belt (whatever looks cute!) -Long-sleeved turquoise shirt (also got this cheap at wal-mart and I still wear it) -Necklace (mine is a blue beaded one from claire's) -Shoes (mine are turquoise blue converse high tops) - Black Tights (Blue would also be cute) -Peacock Hair clip or headband (these are really popular at claire's, forever 21, most girls' accessories stores).
For the Vest/Feathers: I bought lots of long peacock feathers from hobby lobby (15 or so) and stuck them into a circular piece of foam (the kind you stick fake flowers into). I super-glued this to a simply made green vest my mom sewed for me. However, there are a zillion brown, green, blue, and purple vests out there that would work just as well. I also added a safety pin to close the vest so the feathers wouldn't sag and weigh the vest down too much.
It's hard to tell in the picture, but I also wore some pretty blue, purple, and green eye shadow and eyeliner. If you like falsies, there are some great colorful ones out there you can buy, and even some with feathers.
Experiment and have fun with the colors. Hope this helps you with your Peacock Homemade Costume!!
I had wanted to be a peacock for Halloween for YEARS. The tail was of course the most challenging part. I bought the feathers over the course of several weeks from Micheal's with weekly coupons. I bought the fabric from Joann's, the belt was one I had for years, the grommets in them were crucial.
I hand sewed each feather to one piece of fabric. At the bottom middle, there were three large grommets that attached to the belt. After all the feathers were sewn on, I sewed a matching piece of fabric to it so all my work didn't show on the back. The tail stood up with two dowels inside the tail with part of a clothes hanger for support and the black strings to keep them forward. The Strings can also be dropped so the tail hangs behind.
The pictures of my Homemade Peacock Costume don't do the costume justice, it's much more impressive in person. Many weeks of work, but it's a piece I'll keep forever.
Me and my mom made this Homemade Peacock Halloween Costume for halloween 2010. I was having a party but I couldnt decide what to be. I saw a peacock costume online after looking through tons of $100+ costumes, and then the idea came to me: make my own! We sewed a tutu out of black netting, a top out of some shiny purple material we had laying around, and then came the hard part: putting the peacock feathers on. We ended up sewing a cone sortof shape with slots for the feathers. That way I could fold it so the feathers would be less in the way as the night went on. We just velcroed the cone to the back and viola! instant peacock. We glued some extra feathers around the top of the tutu and my costume was complete.
I made this Homemade Peacock Costume by buying peacock feathers from a bulk floral website, hot glued them onto a piece of felt fabric and used Velcro to attach the tail feathers to my lower back onto a corset top. I used remaining feathers to hot glue up the front, and I glued a big bow on the back of the tail feathers to hide the felt fabric from showing. I had a lot of fun making it, and it wasnt as hard as I thought!