October 18, 2012

"Pretty As A Peacock" Tutu Costume

Last year, my oldest wanted to be a peacock :)  My girls have a good time coming up with interesting ideas for their costumes!  I had to think about how to make the tutu LOOK like a peacocks tail, something new and different that I hadn't seen before! 

So following my tutu tutorial HERE, I did the same basic form but something a little different for the tail.  I used slightly longer pieces of tulle and instead of folding them in half, I folded them with one long end and one short. I did a few different long/short length variations so it would look poofy but tapper down in the middle.  Then I added to the middle of the bow a cute peacock feather accent I found at Hobby Lobby :)

Her complete costume :)  I found the shirt at Dollar Tree and freezer paper stencilled it with the cute phrase cut out on my cricut.  I ended up taking the feather accent off the back of the tutu and putting it on a dollar store headband, which was super easy because it was once piece!

She really liked the idea of a mask so I found one for her at Rite Aid on clearance!  I found some single feathers at Hobby Lobby and hot glued them to the side.  Then, I wrapped a pencil in some ribbon and hot glued that to the back.  Add a few more coordinating ribbons to the bottom and there you go!

Add some black leggings and ballet flats and the look is complete :)

A better view of the back.  I think the "tail feathers" really came out cute!! I worried that they wouldn't fluff out right or look like I envisioned, but I was VERY happy with how it looks, and so was she :)

My pretty little peacock :)

I love that even at 14 she still wants to dress up and go with her sisters out Trick or Treating :)  It can be difficult these days for girls her age to find costumes that are appropriate and modest, so I LOVE that she'll let me make one for her!

This year she wants to be a mummy ... with a tutu of course! Can't wait to see how it comes out ;-)


Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. said...

This is adorable! I love tulle costumes! I am hosting a Halloween Costume Contest on my blog and would love for you to enter! Grand prize worth over $125!


Hope to see you there!

Liz said...

Great idea! I love peacocks!

Kristen said...

such an adorable costume!! If you have a chance I would love for you to link up to handmade tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings. www.ladybug-blessings.com

The CSI Girl said...

SO very cute! Love it all! Cute model too! I hope you will share this on The CSI Project this week starting Wednesday night. The challenge is DIY Halloween Costumes. Come on over! You just might win!!!

Jill said...

What a great peacock costume! Love it!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Shannon Barefoot said...

This is adorable! Thanks for sharing this at The Weekly Creative.

Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

Tonna @ Navy Wifey Peters said...

So cute!!! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!!!


Heidi@OneCreativeMommy.com said...

Congratulations! I loved your idea so much that I featured you on OneCreativeMommy.com today. Please stop by and grab a featured button if you’d like. I hope you’ll be back to share more great ideas at One Creative Weekend tomorrow.