After looking at various peacock costumes around the inter webs, I decided the build my Homemade Peacock Costume on a peacock fan. From there, I added about 60 more peacock feathers, trimmed to various lengths, with hot glue. I used several of the end pieces I cut off to make cross bars for stability.
I got the feathers online, which meant they cost $30/100 feathers rather than $2-5 per feather.
To attach the tail, I used about three yards of tulle, wrapped around twice and tied in the back. For added stability, I tied a ribbon to one of the crossbars, and attached that to the straps of my slip.
Clearly the rest of the costume is significantly less important, but I used a blue slip over blue tights, then added a purple corset and black crinoline. I used several extra yards of green tulle to make a gathered skirt. For accessories, I used a necklace, purse, and boots I already had, and purchased a mask.
The Homemade Peacock Costume went over well, and lasted me through several events. The tail will now hang on a wall in my bedroom. Getting in and out of cabs was difficult, and the tail acted as a sail in the wind, but I'm surprised it wasn't destroyed by partiers.
Peacocks are nature's showoffs so why not be a provocative one when you’re trying to be the center of attention!
I have a love of peacock feathers but could not find a single one online that showed off the true beauty of a peacock. I searched online for ideas and decided that I needed to have real feathers to make my Homemade Provocative Peacock Costume.
I ordered 30 full-sized and 4 of the short skinny ones without the eyes. I already had a turquoise and black corset and bought a black petticoat and turquoise leggings that happened to match almost perfectly.
I started by making a headband with three feathers then, instead of having an almost unmanageable fan of feathers on my back, I opted for a smaller spray of 8 that would lean to one side. I hot-glued 6 shortened feathers to the front of the corset and tucked the spray into the back. I did up my eyes by using liquid glitter instead of eye-liner, and put a lot of blue and green shadow.
Comments for Coolest Homemade Provocative Peacock Costume 20
I have always loved peacocks, and when my very talented co-worker agreed to help make a Homemade Peacock Costume, I was all over it! I had to order a couple hundred peacock feathers from the internet, and she bought the material.
The funny thing is, the material was purchased from an Indian store which smelled like curry. So after a few days of my friend stitching away, we presented a beautiful peacock which happens to smell like curry.