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Topic: Peacock Costume (now with AFTER shots!) :-)  (Read 2442 times)
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« on: October 23, 2013 01:17:49 PM »

Here are the elements of our daughter's Halloween costume.  The costume could be modified for an adult with jsut a few minor changes (like the shoe size).  

We haven't seen the whole thing put together yet - we're waiting for Halloween!   I painted some shoes I found at Rose's on clearance for $3.00.  I used regular craft paint with an Americana fabric painting medium added.  I speckled glitter on the center sections as I painted them (let each color dry before moving onto the next color) and used gold and silver sharpies for the edges of the feathers.

The mask was purchased at Target for $4.00 and I found an old ugly peacock feather mask at the Salvation Army that I disassembled to steal the feathers.  The sparkly accent peacock feathers and the sequin flares are Christmas decorations from Hobby Lobby.  I just used hot glue to assemble it all together.  

Here is the peacock bustle.  I created a waistband covered in royal blue fabric and sewed a piece of felt to it - I cut the felt in sort of a U shape to hang down from the waistband.  I then sewed different colors of tulle (green, aqua and royal with sequins) to it along with a few feather boas from the Dollar Tree.  I then hot glued a few eye feathers to the tulle.  

More pictures can be found here:  http://craftygirlcreations.weebly.com/1/post/2013/10/peacock-costume-in-the-works.html

Thanks for checking it out!  I will definitely post pics of the fully-assembled costume.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2013 06:14:02 AM by CvilleCraftyGirl » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2013 05:17:23 AM »

Wow!! So gorgeous, you have a wonderful attention to detail. I would wear those shoes in my day to day life haha. Can't wait to see how it is all together. Smiley thanks for sharing your beautiful work
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2013 02:54:46 PM »

So pretty! I love peacocks! they are so beautiful. Looking forward to see the costume put together and Congratulations on a very pretty job.

« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2013 06:13:30 AM »

Thanks so much, guys!  As promised, here are the AFTER pics!  :-)  She was in her element and she rocked that peacock bustle!

And the front, I think she's ready for her editorial modeling debut!  lol

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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2013 07:01:36 AM »

Oooh, we love this! It's bookmarked for next year for my little one. She is squeeing with delight at the idea of being a peacock!

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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2013 09:45:17 AM »

Thanks!  I was soooooo excited when she picked that.  What awesome possibilities - and so much more unique than one more princess, etc...  Let me know if you have any questions when the time comes.  :-)
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2013 02:21:13 PM »

Heck yeah! I'm filing this one away for ME next year!! Smiley (Now, if only I remember where I file it away...hehe!)

Love the shoes - I would totally wear those every day regardless of Halloween. Love that bustle - very cool!!

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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2013 07:19:41 PM »

Thank you!  It was really so easy - but SO effective.  She was truly stunning, and it was really one of the easier projects I've done.  I think the difference was that piece of felt in the back of the bustle which helped create the different layers/lengths of the tulle without having it all so bunchy and bulky at her waist (she's got a pretty tiny waist).  :-)
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2013 03:20:13 PM »

I Love it!! That's a vey pretty peacock. Congratulations!

« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2014 09:39:12 AM »

Thank you! :-)
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