I made this Homemade Peacock Costume in about 2 weeks. I sewed on roughly 60-70 black feathers to the top of a dress that I got on sale at the mall. I made the tail using about 50 peacock feathers and a marabou folding fan. I made sure to keep the fan movable so I could wear the tail up or down. This was a pretty difficult task because the feathers made the fan a little bulky.
All the feathers made the fan into one solid piece that didn’t move, so I cut the fan in half so the 2 halves could fold one on top of the other when the tail was down. When the tail was up, I made little tabs with snaps to keep the 2 fan pieces together. There are also snaps that connect the tail to the straps on the back of dress for extra support. It’s held on by a string around my waist.
I also created a mask using feathers, rhinestones, ribbons, and a wooden dowel. It was hard work, but totally worth it!