I found this website about 2 weeks ago and tried to find inspiration for a Halloween costume. The necklace I'm wearing in the photo gave me the inspiration to be a Peacock so I made my own Homemade Peacock Halloween Costume.
I took a dry-cleaning hanger - (one with a wire on top and a cardboard tube at the bottom) - and hot-glued all of my feathers to it. I had bought the feathers at a local Craft Store after calling around for the best prices. They were about a dollar a piece. I used 40 eye feathers and about 20 shorter turquoise feathers that did not have eyes.
I wrapped the bottom of the hanger with a turquoise ribbon to hide the ends of the feathers and glue and to match the blue color of the feathers. I placed one feather at the back and facing down towards the floor to cover some glue.
I glued a black elastic band to a plastic clip (about $3 in the same craft store) which went around me, holding the tail. The feather in my hair is a decorative feather I bought and glued to a hair clip. I happened to have the black dress and bolero to cover. I used blue nail polish to cover a cheap ring in the same color by just painting it. I had fake feathery eyelashes and turquoise eye shadow.
But, my best piece was my tail!. Everyone LOVED it. I won best Female Costume at the Bar we went to and had an AMAZING time. It was the first time I had put so much effort into a costume, but it was so simple. I'm very proud of it.
I hate buying costumes so I was trying to do something a little different, so I decided a Homemade Peacock Halloween Costume!
I started with a simple black skirt that looked like a petticoat. For the top I went to K-mart and bought what I like to call "a long bra" LOL. I had my mother sew turquoise fabric on the front to add color. I attached peacock feathers on the cups of the bra and down the front. For the tail, I couldn't think of an easy way to do it, so I cheated. I searched online for a peacock fan, it worked great. I attached it to my top with Velcro.
For accessories I bought feather eyelashes, turquoise makeup and pulled my hair up and added a flower and a feather in my hair. Voila a Peacock! I was a big hit at our annual Safe House at work.
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To make this peacock costume, I took a blue dress and ordered some peacock feathers from EBay which was a lot cheaper than going to a local craft shop.
I then took a round flat piece of Styrofoam and, using the same fabric color as the dress, covered the Styrofoam and stuck the feathers in the top to make the tail. I then took some feathers and hot-glued them to the front of the dress.
I used Halloween crayon makeup to paint her eyes and she used a play headband wig for her hair. It was all fairly simple and inexpensive.