Just ordered a bunch more peacock feathers for my next AIDS Lifecycle outfit, which will feature peacock plumage feathers as well as the tail feathers. I’m envisioning some green peacock plumage feathers (which are shaped like scales and have a tiny little eye in them) going down the front of the outfit, bordered with blue peacock plumage feathers, and alternating blue and green plumage feathers going along the collar. Or I might do something more suggestive with a peacock-feather strapless top with peacock feathers as a “bra”. I’ll have to think about it, and maybe experiment with some designs.
Here’s a link to the place I ordered my peacock feathers from, so you can get an idea of what the feathers look like.
And here’s a photo of me in my last peacock-feather outfit. This was for AIDS Lifecycle 5. I think this year I will do another peacock-feather tutu, except this time I’m going to trim the feathery stuff around the “eye” for a neater look. It will take more peacock feathers, but the short ones are fairly cheap if you look around- mostly what I’m thinking over carefully is the amount of time to sew all those peacock feathers on!! If I’m pressed for time near the Ride I’ll just use the old tutu. I hate to reuse costume pieces, but this tutu is special – peacock feathers are just too cool!
Now I have to design (or find a pattern for) a costume that will do the feathers justice.
Meanwhile (while the feathers arrive) I plan to sew the cloth-of-gold tutu to go with the champagne-and-velvet tutu top. I may also get back to weaving today, as the ankle is feeling much better. I will probably also do an hour on the trainer, gingerly. And – oh yeah – finish the silk/cashmere jacket.
Whew! Looks like I have my day cut out for me.