Majestic Peacock Costume

At my house we have 11 peacocks.  I have been extremely fascinated with them FOREVER!  I didn’t think of using the feathers for anything until graduation came around and we could decorate our caps.  I decided to use the peacocks feathers.  After that was finished I thought it would be quite sweet if I could make a peacock costume.  I fell in love with the idea and soon started making it!

The Tricky Tail

I started with a thick plastic piece.  It was plastic  made from the same material as folders for school.  I cut the plastic into an arch so I could glue feathers to it.  I started with the “t” feathers that stick out over the eye feathers.  I only used 4 of them because I wanted more of the eye feathers.  I then started attaching the eye feathers in front of the “t” feathers how a peacock has them.  I got board of doing that so I then started working on the bottom half of the tail.  I used feathers that had the eyes one them, but they also had a frilly like bottom to them.  (I’m not quite sure what they are called.)  I used another peacock feather one the back of those to make it more sturdy.  I then finished up by putting the eye feathers on all the way to the bottom.  If you knew me then you would know that I can’t be finished yet.  I have to go all out.  I turned the tail around and started to put the backside on.  I put the back supporting tail feathers on just like a peacock has when it spreads its tail feathers.  After that I cut out a small arc again for some more support and for something to glue my next feathers onto.  I had to add their little fuzzy feathers at the bottom to top it off.  I then stuck some thick string through everything and made a loop so I could attack some hooks to hook to my cores   To keep the tail from leaning to the left or right I used safety pins and pined it to my tutu.

The Complicated Corset

For my top I bought a corset from our Halloween store.  I wasn’t to worried about what the hot glue would to to the the corset :)  I cut up some small eye feathers and placed them on the corset in a fancy wave like pattern.  I started in the back and moved across the front to the other backside.  I loved how it complemented my curves when I was finished.  I burnt my fingers so many times on this part.  My fingers still hurt…

The Final Touch

For the very last part I didn’t want to use a lot of feathers and take away from the tail.  My tutu had 4 layers on it.  I decided to place some feathers in between the layers.  I started at the top layer, then moved to the bottom, then middle, then bottom….ect.  I liked how it turned out.  It didn’t take away from the tail at all.

Show Time!

When my consume was all put together I was stoked!  I have never been so proud of myself.  I went to a Halloween party in Iowa City and was the hit of the party.  Everyone loved it!  I got so many compliments and pictures.  For Halloween I had to walk around my neighbor hood and show all my neighbors since they hear our peacocks ALL the time.  They were in all in awe when I walked up to their doors. If I could, I would wear my tail all the time!  I am in love with it.  Hopefully all of you think so too!

Words of Encouragement

If you want to make this costume, you won’t regret it!  I got lucky with not having to buy all the feathers, but if you have to it is worth it!  You’ll be in the spot light!  Enjoy!

Majestic Peacock Costume

Majestic Peacock Costume

Majestic Peacock Costume

Majestic Peacock Costume

Majestic Peacock Costume

Majestic Peacock Costume

Majestic Peacock Costume

Majestic Peacock Costume

Majestic Peacock Costume