To begin my daughter asked me if I could make her a Princess Peacock costume for Halloween. I realized then I had my work cut out for me! But after several months with the help of my friend we got it done and it looked amazing.
First we found some silk material in greens and blues and made her a dress. We found a cheap mask from the Party Store and hot glued sequences, reinstones and feathers on it to match the dress. We found a great pair of long blueish gloves at Justice and used her flip flops for shoes.
When I told my my friend that Shannon wanted to be a peacock for Halloween she said her neighbor has a real live peacock that lives on her property and it is shedding his feathers everywhere! We asked her if we could have the ones that fell on the ground for our costume. When she said YES we knew the costume was going to be awesome! We hot glued the feathers one by one (which took many hours) on a belt so it was easy to attach and remove. We used any extra feathers on my daughters mask and flip flops! It all came together and my daughter loves her costume:-)
By the way we went to the owners house who gave us the feathers and had a 5 x7 picture of my daughter in her costume and framed it. She love ditto! We also bought the peacock his favorite food?.a box of saltine crackers!
I wanted to be original...I wanted to be better than most of the college costumes out there. I decided on a a Homemade Peacock Costume. I took an old tank I had and bedazzled it to make it look flashy. I then added peacock feathers and other feathers from the craft store to make a feathery bodice. I was a dancer so I used an old tutu I had and spray panted it black to match the bodice. I then glued green and black feathers throughout the tutu to give that plump "bird bottom".
My inspiration came from a backpiece I found at a party store, like fairy wings, it was a peacock tail. I simply wore this on my back with the addition of more feathers and glitter added by me! I then took a glittery cheap headband and inserted peacock and green and white feathers in it to make the costume even more fabulous. I wore green tights, and black fishnets over them to create a "scaly" bird leg look.
I topped the costume off with some blue/green eyeshadow, dark lipstick, and FEATHER EYELASHES!
Every Halloween my husband makes his own costume and they are always fantastic, I have always purchased mine… this year I decided to make my own too and I had SO MUCH FUN! I decided to be a Homemade Peacock Costume!
I started by sourcing out some real peacock feathers (we found a local farm on Kijiji and went for a visit… that is a whole other story, lol!) Then I bought a corset, which my husband loved, and fishnet stockings and a tutu.
I made a board for the feathers to be glued to and covered one side with cotton balls so if was soft against my back. The board then slid into the back of the corset. This was perfect so you could take it in and out when getting into the car etc.
We went to two different parties and my costume was in the top 5 both times and runner up in one of them! Pretty good for being my first homemade costume I’d say.
This was so much fun and I will never buy another pre-made costume again!