Coolest Homemade CostumesHomemade Costume Contest

Coolest Homemade Peacock Costume 12

by Gretchen F.
(Bryan, TX)

Homemade Peacock Costume

Homemade Peacock Costume

I made this Homemade Peacock Costume for an upscale Halloween party I was invited to in Houston. I knew I wanted to stay away from the stereotypical "Sexy Nurse", "Sexy Girl Scout", and "Sexy Dead Nurse Vampire Girl Scout" costumes, but I still wanted a costume that would grab attention. And, the peacock idea was born.

After some research I discovered the colorful peacocks were actually male. The females are more of a brownish/gray color. But if you want to be a progressive peacock and go against the norm this Halloween, I have the instructions for making a memorable peacock costume.

I bought a royal blue leotard online through Danskin. But, I'm sure you can find a leotard at any dance store. I decided "Sexy Peacock" would be out of the question, so I ran to Wal-Mart and bought black tights and an XL black dance skirt from the little girl's section.

For the feathers, I wanted an authentic look. So, I got on eBay and bid on 100 50-inch feathers. I ended up using about 50 feathers for the fan, and cut them to size.

I attached the feathers to a small piece of cardboard that I trimmed down to fit to the small of my back. Using a heavy duty stapler, I arranged the feathers and stapled them to the cardboard starting with the tallest feathers first and layering as I went.

Once I finished with the fan, I wrapped the cardboard in a long piece of black cloth leaving the ends of the cloth free to tie around my waist as a belt.

I topped the costume off with feathered eyelashes I bought at Wal-Mart and black heels to blend with the tights. And voila! A very pretty, male peacock costume.

Comments for Coolest Homemade Peacock Costume 12

Click here to add your own comments

how much were the feathers?
by: ray

hey, I've been searching for lots a feathers and cant find ones that long... were did you get them? and how much were they?

by: Gretchen

I found them on e-bay. They have all different lengths. I bought around 75-100 and paid $30. I want to say they were around three feet. The longer the better that way you can cut to length.

more pix
by: Carolyn

Could you upload a picture of what the back of the costume looks like? Thanks for the suggestions!

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Animal Costumes.

Coolest Homemade Pretty Peacock Costume 8

by Maggie

Homemade Pretty Peacock Costume

Homemade Pretty Peacock Costume

This Pretty Peacock Costume was my 2008 costume which I decided I'm going to wear again this year, only elaborate on. It was completed in two days, and was a hit the night I wore it.

I began by sewing the bustier from an old pattern. I used a gorgeous peacock blue, and a gold rope to lace it, to resemble the small golden feathers on the peacocks back. I found an old broach that I glued pretty beads, sequence, and feathers onto, and pinned it to the front so the feathers fanned across my neck.

The skirt was fairly easy to make, sewed the fabric around a tutu, so it was full and fluffy. Although you cant see in the pictures, I wore a fluffy emerald petty coat underneath to give it more rich jeweled tones.

The tail was difficult, first for finding the tall feathers on such short notice, the second for arranging them. This is the part I'm going to elaborate on if I decide to wear this costume again. I arranged them on a table the way I liked them to fall, and then carefully glue-gunned them. Messy, but I glued the top of the feather pile to a soft fabric belt. I then cut a small slit in the back of my skirt, that way the belt can go around my waste, but hide in the tutu.

To top it off I covered a hair clip with the same feathers and beads, put on waterproof liquid eyeliner in a pretty pattern, and wore gold shoes with a ribbon that tied up the leg.

 Peacock Costume Costume

 Peacock Costume Costume

Comments for Coolest Homemade Pretty Peacock Costume 8

Click here to add your own comments

The Best!
by: Kranca

Your costume is by far the best peacock costume I've seen. I've been looking for ideas online for a peacock costume but most of them look sloppy or tacky, yours is very well put together and sexy! I love it.

by: Alex

This is the best Peacock costume on here! It's stunning! Do you have any interest in selling it?

by: Anonymous

Where did you get the eye liner in all those colors? How about the lashes? And lastly the feathers, how many did you use, what length, and where did you get them?

by: Anonymous

I love it!!

I want a peacock costume so bad, Your has definitely inspired me to make mine!

great job!

more pics, please
by: Kat

Would it be possible to see a better picture of the head piece? Thanks

by: Maggie

Aw thanks guys!

First Off, It's not for sale (yet) But it's not too hard to make!

The eyeliner I got at the drugstore, it's a brand called "GOSH" Its extremly waterproof which is great for halloween so it's not down your face at the end of the night. It's small, and kindah expensive, but the quality and color selection is awesome. Small brush for detail.

I don't know where I bought the lashes but I see them everywhere now. The tail feathers can be as long as you want I guess.

Kat: what's your email? I'm not sure this site will let me put up more pics

You, dear, are officially my hero!
by: Eve

I would love you forever if you could e-mail me more pictures of this!

You did fantastic on the eye-makeup and the dress is breathtaking!

This is by far the best bird-related costume I've ever seen!

thanks so much!

by: brina.

so creative, so dope, so beautiful! Love it, you snapped on the eye makeup, the little details, the contrast of colors, love it all!

Gorgeous Costume
by: Gina


your costume is amazing, could you email me some more pics of the bustier and skirt and the eye make up.


more pictures, please!
by: Samantha

can you email me more pictures as well? i love it! scook021[at]

Sitting Issues
by: Anonymous

I love your tail feathers. Were they an issue when you were going to sit down? I really want to be a peacock for this Halloween but I will probably be at a house party and will probably have to worry about sitting at a bar stool, couch, chair with a back, etc. Any comments would be greatly appreciated! Thanks. You look stunning, by the way!

Eye Makeup?
by: Anonymous

Other thank the waterproof eyeliner, how did you do the eye makeup?

<3 it!
by: amber

can u please send me some more picture of you eye make up! please u did such a great job!

by: Anonymous

Hey! I know you said the eyeliner is a bit pricier, but I looked at reviews and it's understandable, but on GOSH's website, it costs $16 a bottle! I was wondering what drugstores you could get it at for cheaper because, online, 4 bottles costs $70, and I can't afford that. My Walgreens doesn't carry it either... But you did an excellent job!

by: Kelsey

i love love love this costume i am so fascinated by peacock their such a gorgeous animal i am being a peacock for Halloween this year but the only good looking costume i could find is 200plus dollars which isn't a problem but every website i find it on is soldout or not in stock yet and seeing this gave me the idea to make mine! i would love for you to send me more pictures so i can get ideas. thanks it would be great!

by: lisa parker

I am compiling ideas for my own peacock costume and I am so inspired by yours! I love love love the face artwork!
You look stunning!

can i please have more photos!!!??
by: Anonymous

This costume is amazing!!!!! Can please see more pictures??

by: Anonymous

What are the gold jewelry things that you used to hold the tail and the array of feathers on your chest?

by: Courtney

i loveee this costume.. i really wanna make a peacock costume. can you please send more pictures.. pleasee :)

by: Lucy

Omg. this is wonderful. at first i thought it was Ke$ha. lol its amazing.

Oh my god
by: TK

Your costume is awesome! Could you please, please, please send me some more pictures so I could make one myself?!

Fabolous Costume..
by: <3

If you could also email me additional pics of this costume i wanted to be a peacock this halloween..

<3 this
by: Anonymous

Can i please see additional pics so i can create a peacock costume as lovely as yours...

email me @

Please && Thank You

by: Anonymous

where do you get the featheresssssssssssss please help

So pretty!!
by: Cristen

This is by far the best peacock costume I've come across. The entire costume is so pretty and looks so well made! I have very amateur sewing skills but want to try to make something similar... can you email me more pics of your peacock costume? Thanks!!


Click here to add your own comments

Return to Animal Costumes.