Coolest Homemade Flapper Gal Style Peacock Costume 27
by Angela K
(Nova Scotia, Canada)
Homemade Flapper Gal Style Peacock Costume
I first started this Homemade Flapper Gal Style Peacock Costume by buying lots of feathers from Michael's. For the tail, I got about 20 long eye feathers and glued them on to a half circle of cardboard in a fan, decreasing the size of the feathers going toward each side to make it round, without being so long to hit people when I walked.
I spray painted the cardboard black, and then bought a large, sturdy belt and hot-glued the tailpiece to the inside of it. I also sewed the cardboard around the belt a bit just to make sure it stayed on.
I then made a bow out of some wide black and thin turquoise sheer ribbons and glued them on the opposite side (to cover up the ugly cardboard and add some balance to the tail) and glued some iridescent feathers in random parts of the bow, plus three peacock sword feathers pointing down, opposite of the rest of the tail.
For the headpiece, I took a large alligator clip and glued two different sized sword feathers on it, then made another black bow similar to the other and again, added a couple dark iridescent feathers.
For the main body of the costume I bought a silk bodysuit from the Salvation Army and got some glitter glue (from Micheal's) and painted some swirls on it. I hot-glued two short eye feathers to the top of the chest. I bought bright blue tights from American Apparel and had a blue/purple scarf from Sally Ann to tie around my waist.
On my feet I wore green boots and for my makeup I painted my eyes black and white (similar to a real peacock's eye markings) and added some sparkles to my face.
Well to start, I have to thank my friend Kieu who decided to have this Animal themed party. If it wasn’t for her I would have never attempted to make a Homemade Pretty Peacock Costume. I also have to thank my husband Steve who put up with my lack of confidence and hours working on my costume instead of being with him. I knew it was ambitious but I wanted to challenge myself so I picked a peacock.
I took an old bathing suit and hot glued blue feathers; I got the blue feathers from Michael’s. I glues and sewed little Velcro swatches to the bathing suit. I then started on the fan or “tail”. I bought really peacock feathers from eBay; I got 100 for about $24.00. I cut a piece of cardboard in the shape of a fan and then glued the feathers to this. I think I used about 50 feathers. I glued Velcro swatches to the cardboard; I was going to sew the fan to my costume but I knew I would not be able to sit down so I made it detachable. I then covered the back of the fan with blue feathers and brown pheasant feathers.
I attached the fan to the suit and it actually worked! I am very pleased with the costume. I surprised it was not heavy.
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After a recent trip to our local botanical gardens, I was inspired to make a peacock costume. I took my inspiration from the great peacock costumes already on this website, and from the peacock costumes you can buy.
I wanted something to make the tail stay up, so I got some foam. I cut it in the shape of a peacock fann-tail. I got a yard of fabric, (which comes folded in half), and cut it around the foam, using the folded part as the bottom so I only had to glue around the scalloped edge. Then to make the peacock feather "eyes", I printed a picture of an actual feather from Google, enlarging it to the size I wanted, then tracing the pieces from felt.
To make the straps, I used some ribbon and a D- ring so I could put it on and take it off like a backpack. I made a matching hair barrette. I wore a green bathing-suit cover up dress that I had, and wallah! A peacock costume that was a Halloween hit!
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