Monday, October 28, 2013
HOMEMADE PEACOCK COSTUME
It's amazing what you can do with a hot glue gun! I purchased the feathers from Michaels. (I did it on a few trips with 40% off coupons.) I wasn't exactly sure how I was going to attach the feathers without ruining the dress. What I ended up doing was trimming the bottoms of the feathers, fanning them on a piece of posterboard and hot gluing them all in place. I used posterboard because it's lighter than cardboard and figured it wouldn't weigh the dress down too much. (I don't have a photo of this step because I really didn't know what I was doing, until I was actually doing it!) Then, I happened to have a piece of foam sheet in the perfect blue. I covered the mess with it. To make it look finished I purchased wide, wired ribbon, created curled pieces to finish off the tail. With bobby pins, I hung it on the back of her dress. The bobby pins are thin enough to slip in between the foam and posterboard so you don't see them. Voila!