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Coolest Homemade Peacock Costume 10

by Jordan C.
(Wilmington, NC)

Homemade Peacock Costume

Homemade Peacock Costume

I love peacocks. So, naturally, I wanted to be a peacock for Halloween. When I went online to purchase a Peacock Costume, all I could find was one style that was completely cheesy (think $10 Vegas showgirl costume with painted on feathers, yuck). So I just decided to make my own.

First, I picked out a greenish-blue dress that was already hanging in my closet. It was the perfect color for what I was looking for.

Second, I needed the feathers for the tail. I was originally going to buy individual feathers and fashion them into a fan shape. As I was brainstorming how to get them to that shape I thought of using a decorative fan and just glue the feathers to it. Then the light bulb went off! I just looked on eBay and found a decorative fan made with the feathers already! (Not to mention that cost me $20 premade and very thick with feathers when feathers easily cost $1 each and I would have to put it together.)

Third, I had to attach the feathers to my dress. So I just bought a pretty silver belt and slipped it through the middle of the feather fan. I just belted it high on my waist. The belt also made it easier to take on and off when riding in the car or whatnot.

Last, add silver shoes, peacock feather earrings, blue eyeshadow and a little dose of glitter and VOILA! homemade peacock costume!

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Coolest Pretty Peacock Costume 7

by Blair
(Ft. Riley, Kansas)

Homemade Pretty Peacock Costume

Homemade Pretty Peacock Costume

My daughter wanted to be a peacock last year for Halloween but I couldn't find a costume that I liked or was willing to pay for. That forced me to make one for her but it turned out so cute and she was the only peacock around. She got so many compliments on this Pretty Peacock Costume. It was pretty simple and cost about $35 total.

I started with a black leotard and black tights that we already had and added jewels to the leotard. I got some tulle in the same colors and cut it in strips and sewed it to sequined elastic to make a tutu. I got a few peacock feathers and some green grass to fill out the tail. I cut a piece of cardboard in a rectangle and folded in half. I hot glued the feathers and grass in the middle so it was like a sandwich with the feathers sticking out of the top.

I then covered the cardboard part with black material and added black elastic for two shoulder straps. It was then a backpack that she could wear and take off in the car or inside. We also added some of the jewels to the back of the backpack with hot glue. We finished with face paint and black sparkly shoes and it was done!

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Prettiest Peacock Costume
by: Anonymous

Just wanted to say that this is adorable! Great Idea and love the face paint!

costume
by: Anonymous

You are so creative!!!! I love that idea.

Mama's Cutie
by: Anonymous

Love your imagination...Very cute on a lovely young lady.

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Coolest Homemade Peacock Costume 9

by Stephanie
(United States Pennsylvania)

Homemade  Peacock Costume

Homemade Peacock Costume

I made this Peacock Costume for my daughter Ashley. You start with a basic crushed velvet leotard and sew on approx. 5,000 sequins beads. Then hot glue the feathers in rows you can choose any color feathers you'd like. We ordered real peacock feathers. Take Styrofoam circle and paint it black, and attach Velcro to the the leotard in back (centered with your child) and also on the circle to attach.

Make holes in Styrofoam circle for each individual peacock feather. Add a pair of pantyhose and black shoes and your done. She did have a beautiful peacock feathered mask to go with this but she didn't like the feel of the feathers on her face.

It took us 4 months to make it, but for people who can dedicate time to this costume, it shouldn't take long at all. Hope you all like it.

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GREAT JOB!
by: Anonymous

WOW THE FEATHERED TAIL IS AMAZING! YOU DID A WONDERFUL JOB

pretty!
by: Anonymous

I think I'd choose to make it smaller by cutting the feathers down a bit and arranging them so my child could get through the door without breaking the feathers though. But wow, what a great idea!

wow
by: Anonymous

wow!!!! how did she walk down the street!

WOW!!
by: Anonymous

Thats amazing. Where did you find tail-feathers that long!?

Seriously?
by: Anonymous

You seriously applied 5000 sequins by hand? That's ridiculous! No wonder it took you 4 months. It did turn out well though.

Great IDEA
by: Anonymous

It looks awesome and my 5 year old daughter has been wanting a peacock costume. I hope my efforts turn out as good as yours.

thanks
by: stephanie

Thank you all for your comments. Yes, I did indeed sew on 5,000 sequins beads but it was fun. (lol I am currently sewing over 30,000+ to a mermaid costume my daughter wants this year). Anyways... I ordered my feathers from http://www.aliexpress.com they were from China. Her plume was 5ft x 5ft you can cut the stems down to size we just absolutely loved the longer stems vs. the little stems. hope that helps if you need more information please email me at dragonflymemories@aol.com

thanks again for comments
Stephanie

Feather question
by: Anonymous

That is so amazing, what an incredible job you did, you should be so proud! I am also making a peacock costume for my 4 yr old, and was wondering how you attached the peacock feathers to the back, and approx how many feathers did you use? Thanks!

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