Proud Peacock Costume
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Proud Peacock Costume
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This homemade costume for pets entered our 2015 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Christiana, the 'Proud Peacock' costume creator:
This is Sophie, our 4 year old rescue kitty. Sophie is very outgoing and has no problem wearing hats or costumes. She loves attention and so I thought why not try to make a pretty peacock costume for her to proudly strut around in. Well it worked and she ran around with it on happily collecting head butts and enjoying all the attention. I even ended up cutting a small hole in the back of it and was able to put it over her harness and take her outside on her leash with it on for a fun video. The neighbors got a laugh seeing a cat being walked on a leash in a peacock outfit. I wish it would allow me to upload the video here but if you want to see it for a laugh I'll be uploading it the week of Halloween onto her Instagram account @sophielovestuna.
I started the costume by making a pattern based loosely off the fit of her harness that we take her outside in. I drew it out on a piece of black fabric and cut it out fitting it to her in the process to get it right, and a little bigger on the sides to cover more of her. Once I got the size correct I made another one out of turquoise blue felt. Then I hot glued them together. I then deconstructed a turquoise feather boa and hot glued the feathers onto the body I had just made. Once that was finished I started the bottom. I made a tutu which went under the peacock feathers out of various different colors of tulle. I cut each piece of tulle the same size and tied them individually around a band of Velcro. Once the tutu was big enough to wrap half way around her body I sewed it on to the bottom edge of the feather body I made. I then cut 3"x 1" strips of cardboard out and covered them in the blue felt and I hot glued them together. I made 4 of those. I then hot glued 2 rows of peacock feathers onto the cardboard strips. I glued 3 large peacock feathers on the top row and two smaller peacock feathers on each bottom row, fanning them slightly. Once all the cardboard feather rows were built I hot glued them onto the Velcro band of the tutu across the body to make the fanned out peacock look. I sewed Velcro on the bottom of the body and the neck to secure the outfit to her. It fit her perfect and she walked around without any problems. The entire cost of it was probably about $30.