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Coolest Homemade Peacock Costume 22

by Megan
(Washington, DC)

Homemade Peacock Costume

Homemade Peacock Costume

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.

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Coolest Homemade Provocative Peacock Costume 20

by Jen
(State College, Pa, USA)

Homemade Provocative Peacock Costume

Homemade Provocative Peacock Costume

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.

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Wow!
by: Meg

You did such a great job putting that costume together that it actually looks store-bought! And I am getting such great ideas here. Good call on opting out on the huge fan of feathers, even though it is stunning when someone manages it. I just know that I would spend all night obsessing about my feathers getting messed up and I wouldn't let anyone near enough to talk to me! And forget about ever sitting down!

I'm brainstorming (and idea-shopping here) on how to manage to keep it all as flashy as it should be. You really nailed it! Love the bodice!

Peacock feathers
by: Vivien

Where were you able to buy the peacock feathers? I LOVE THIS!

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Coolest Homemade Peacock Costume 15

by Jenny C.
(Citrus Heights, CA)

Homemade Peacock Costume

Homemade Peacock Costume

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.

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Question
by: kat

This looks great! How does the tail work at the back? how did you make it stand up ?

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