After hours and hours of brainstorming and shopping for my ten year olds sister’s halloween costume I figured it out! A PEACOCK….it would be so cool, fun, and girly. After figuring out the costume now I had to set out a plan, a cheap plan. But, much to my surprise peacock eyes (hey, that rhymed) are expensive, like crazy expensive! So I had to innovate and change my plan. Here is my final product and how I got there!
A DIY Peacock costume for under $20 (With coupons of course)! All materials were found at Jo-Ann’s Fabric and Craft Store: http://www.joann.com
- 10yds of matte tulle fabric (I used 2 colors so 5 yards of each)
- 1 3/4 inch (any color) elastic–if you do it right it will be hidden and scrunched
- 2 packages of Zucker Feather Peacock Feather(you will end up with a total of 4)
- Laliberi Quick Clip Flowers Peacock (Any large flower hair clip would work)
- Feather Boa (any color)–I used brown and white mix
Beginning with the tutu:
- Measure your waist and subtract the size by 3 inches, so if the size was 27 inches you would want to sew the elastic at 24 inches(27-3=24).
- Cut the tulle in strips about 6”x24”; the length of the strip depends on how long you want the tutu to be.
- Fold the strip of tulle in half and place under the elastic like shown:
- Then, pull the loose ends through the loop and pull it tight around the elastic.
- Continue to do this in any color pattern until the entire elastic is covered.
- Weave the boa in and out of the tutu/elastic waistline beginning in the front, then working your way around to make a bow in the back.
7. For the arm pieces repeat steps 1-5.
Next the headpiece:
- Create a fan like shape with peacock eyes and hot glue them together when you have the desired shape.
3. Hot glue a couple of left over tulle strands to the bottom of the flower.
There you have it! I cute, cheap, girly peacock costume! Happy Halloween!