A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: If you see a project that you think is awesome and deserves to be a featured project, you can click the THIS ROCKS button to nominate it!
Total Members: 300,961
Currently Running With Scissors:
429 Guests and 6 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Adult Costume: SHAKE YA TAILFEATHERS! Peacock costume  (Read 4961 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
mandajane
« on: October 21, 2007 08:32:50 PM »

Ok so this year I decided to be a peacock. I also decided to make my costume for the first time. This is my first wearable craft ever & i should mention that my sewing machine is broken so i had to HAND SEW every bit lol.

I found this monstrously ugly 80s dress at a secondhand shop that was the perfect color and form. The back was longer than the front, so it could easily be converted to a tail. I bought it for 3 dollars!

It was originally probably a size 8 or so, (i am a size 20) and had ugly puffy sleeves and disgusting doily-like trim. I had an old blue pillowcase and other fabrics and bias tape, and this is what i came up with:

It's not a very literal looking peacock, its more of an interpretation.
BEFORE:



AFTER:


the tailfeathers:



I'm going to wear these hairfalls with it, they match the purple trim i put on the dress:
(i made them last year, theyre just an addition to my costume..i hope this doesnt violate any rules by posting these, if it does, please feel free to remove this part.)


Comments much appreciated!!
« Last Edit: October 21, 2007 08:36:04 PM by mandajane » THIS ROCKS   Logged
crystalthepirate
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2007 08:42:50 PM »

looks awesome!! i love the tailfeathers. you're really pretty too.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

mandajane
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2007 10:01:27 PM »

thank you! Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged
cigarettesandvalentines
Red ships of Spain!
Offline Offline

Posts: 1797
Joined: 20-Sep-2006


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2007 10:03:33 AM »

awesome job! hell, I'd wear that for non-hallowen Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"Someone has to go back and get a shitload of dimes."

Personal Swaps? Love 'em! Drop me a PM

etsy! http://www.etsy.com/shop/historystuffed

http://hamiltonsstupidhat.blogspot.com/
TheMistressT
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

There's not much in this world that can't be improved by either chocolate, bacon or glitter.
Offline Offline

Posts: 4468
Joined: 10-Jun-2007

Dahlin, I'm so glamorous I cry glitter tears.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2007 02:36:43 PM »

That's really creative and well done!  You did a fantastic job of turning that, that... thing into a beautiful dress.  I'm so impressed that you hand-sewed it, too.  I'd never even start a project like that w/o a sewing machine.

I saw another woman's peacock costume somewhere on here, I think hers was for burlesque instead of Halloween and you both remind me of the spirit of costumes because peacocks are male and you both are most definitely female!  But who would want to dress up as a peahen?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Kaissa
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2007 06:44:54 PM »

you did a beautiful job! It came out sooo nice!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
mandajane
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2007 08:21:31 PM »


I saw another woman's peacock costume somewhere on here, I think hers was for burlesque instead of Halloween and you both remind me of the spirit of costumes because peacocks are male and you both are most definitely female!  But who would want to dress up as a peahen?

yeah i saw hers, it was awesome!

i thought about that peahen thing too, but theyre so plain lol peacocks are def prettier

THIS ROCKS   Logged
TheMistressT
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

There's not much in this world that can't be improved by either chocolate, bacon or glitter.
Offline Offline

Posts: 4468
Joined: 10-Jun-2007

Dahlin, I'm so glamorous I cry glitter tears.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2007 06:22:16 PM »


I saw another woman's peacock costume somewhere on here, I think hers was for burlesque instead of Halloween and you both remind me of the spirit of costumes because peacocks are male and you both are most definitely female!  But who would want to dress up as a peahen?

yeah i saw hers, it was awesome!

i thought about that peahen thing too, but theyre so plain lol peacocks are def prettier



And if you needed an excuse to be cocky, you have one.  Tee hee.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

bubblies11
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2007 07:10:15 AM »

Oh. My. God. I love it! Agree with the earlier post that I would wear it after Halloween. I wanted to be a crazy 80s prom goer, but got discouraged because all the dresses were about a size 8, I could never have resized them though, so props to you!   Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"Clothes make the man- naked people have little to no influence in society"- Mark Twain
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Macromedia Flash 8 - Adding and Labeling Action Keyframes
Macromedia Flash 8 - Creating and Arranging Buttons
Macromedia Flash 8 - Combining Animations into One Project
Macromedia Flash 8 - Using Graphic Symbols
Macromedia Flash 8 - Adding Audio, Swapping Symbols and Testing a Movie
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Chalkboard Wine Glasses
Handmade Gift Ideas: Wooden Chain
Handmade Gift Ideas: Upcycled Car Trash Bag

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.