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Feather Costumes — Everything Feathers The Feather Girl — Everything Feathers Page 7


Fashions tend to get wilder and freer while the warm weather is out, and we have been seeing fun, bright Neons everywhere! From jeans to jewelry to costumes, we love the “pop” that a neon color gives to your style. The Feather Place NYC has customers from every background, and we have found that these bright beauties are a perfect addition to dresses, jewelry, and even carnival costume headpieces.

Above is our warm and juicy color palette, with a lighter grapefruit pink to balance out the bold neon orange and berry colors. Below are our cooler neons, with a blue-cast grey that holds down the energy coming from the neon chartreuse, apple green and the eye-catching turquoise.

Check out our inspiration below for some ideas on how to add feathery neons to your summer wardrobe! For some fun DIY projects, try our Rooster Hackle, Rooster Coque Tails, Hackle Pads, and Ostrich, all of which we offer in a variety of bright and neon colors. Check out featherplace.com to browse through our feathers that are sure to meet your every need!



Romantic Pastels Featured in Vogue

by The Feather Place NYC on April 24, 2012


As we mentioned earlier this year, vibrant pastels are definitely in for spring and summer! We know that Easter is over… these pastels are high fashion hues that will easily transform your look! Pastels are especially great for us Feather Girls because we love all things romantic… and this Vogue spread with Kate Moss shows us how it’s done! She channels Marie Antoinette for this photo shoot in the The Ritz Hotel in Paris.

To create a romantic look with feathers try our ostrich boas or our feather garments and accessories!


by Zandrah on February 10, 2012


You can’t have carnival without feathers!  From Rio de Janeiro to New Orleans, carnival brings out some of the most magnificent costumes with the most amazing and colorful feathers.  Feather headdresses, feather wings, feather bustles, feather masks – feathers are everywhere during carnival season!





Feather Carnival Costumes














Ostrich Feathers in Bridal Decor and Accessories

Fancy and Luxurious, Ostrich plumes are the ultimate in feather trimmings! You can change the entire look of anything with just one plume. From adorning flapper headbands or embellishing your bridal bouquet and accessories, the possibilities are endless. Very popular in the special event industry, large ostrich plumes are a staple item for making table centerpieces, opulent feather palm trees and adding romantic details to bridal decor. They are also spectacular when making showgirl headdresses, costumes and large feather fans. Available  by the dozen or by the pound in a variety of styles  (drabs, femina, spads, nandus and floss) and colors… And like our Feather Girls in New York City say’s nude colors like blush and ivory are in! You can use our handmade  Ostrich Fringe with bias tape sewn across the top which makes it easy to work with… our  1 ply ostrich fringe comes in some great new shades like Beige, Champagne, Oatmeal and Sand and our 2 ply ostrich boas come in Cinnamon, Ivory, Natural and many more colors.

Ostrich Feather Centerpiece


Use ostrich feathers for gift wrapping!

Burlesque Ostrich Feather Fans

Ostrich feather trimmed dress on the runway

Julia Roberts stars in Mirror Mirror - 2012 : Adorned in White Bleached and Dyed Peacock Tail Feathers

Check out these breathtaking movie stills of  the latest Snow White adaptation featuring Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen and Lilly Collins (daughter of singer Phil Collins) as the beautiful Snow White! By the looks of these photos it is certain that this movie will be whimsical with over the top costuming and set designs. We cant wait to see Mirror, Mirror which will be released in March of 2012!

Want some Bleached and Dyed Peacock Tail Feathers of your own…? Get them at The Feather Place !

Lily Collins stars in Mirror Mirror - 2012 : Snow White in a "White Swan" inspired costume.


Last minute Halloween costume ideas from The Feather Place

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on October 27, 2011


Handmade masks made from Goose & Turkey feathers are available at The Feather Place Showrooms in LA and NYC. With  an assortment of animal masks including a Bunny, Cat, Panada, Peacock, Bird, Owl, and Butterfly’s your sure to stand out in the crowd. Make sure to get your last minute feather masks, wings and boas before time runs out! Come see us in our Showrooms! Happy Halloween!

Handmade masks made from Goose & Turkey feathers.

Handmade masks made from Goose & Turkey feathers.


Animal Costumes: Chicken Costume by Martha Stewart Holiday & Seasonal Crafts

Here at The Feather Place, we love it when people go out of their way to make creative and unique DIY Halloween Costumes! That’s why we love this feathery tutorial by Martha Stewart! This DIY is a must for small children this Halloween season! Up the ante and go large, Make one in your size with additional material and feather boas!

Why did this baby chicken cross the road? To get to the Halloween party, of course. Her costume is made from two tickly feather boas, ordinary kitchen gloves, yellow tights, and a pilot’s cap that’s crowned with a felt comb. Under the plumage, two leotards are stuffed with batting for extra plumpness. Appropriate for children ages 3 and older.

Tools and Materials
2 white long-sleeved leotards
One bag of loose wool batting
2 heavyweight white feather boas
Safety pins
Two 8-by-10-inch pieces of red wool felt
White pilot’s cap
Hot-glue gun
Yellow rubber gloves
Sneakers with a heel tab

Chicken How-To
1. For the bodysuit, place one leotard inside the other; stuff batting between them, and sew together at necklines and leg holes. With your child wearing the bodysuit, drape boas across and around the body; safety-pin in place. Remove costume from child, and handstitch in place every 4 inches.

Animal Costumes: Chicken Costume by Martha Stewart Holiday & Seasonal Crafts - STEP ONE BODYSUIT

2. For the hat, use the comb template to cut two pieces of felt. Stitch combs together with a 1/4-inch seam allowance, leaving the bottom open. Turn right side out; stuff peaks with batting. Stretch hat over a ball or other round object; attach comb using the hot-glue gun on a low setting.

Animal Costumes: Chicken Costume by Martha Stewart Holiday & Seasonal Crafts - STEP TWO CHICKEN HAT

3. For the feet, stuff fingers of gloves with batting. Slip sneaker into glove, palm side down. Pull glove taut so fingers arch up (to prevent tripping); cut slit in center of glove from tongue of shoe to heel tab. Pull end of slit beneath heel. Snip extra cuff, leaving 2 inches; cut a notch at each corner. Fold sides in; secure with hot glue. Fold bottom up and top down; glue.

Animal Costumes: Chicken Costume by Martha Stewart Holiday & Seasonal Crafts - STEP THREE CHICKEN FEET

Animal Costumes: Chicken Costume, Lamb Costume, Fish Costume – Martha Stewart Holiday & Seasonal Crafts.

DIY : Bjork’s White Swan Halloween Costume

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on October 25, 2011


While trolling around on the internet for clever DIY Halloween Costumes with Feather embellishments, I found this wonderful “White Swan” tutorial. Check out the detailed instructions plus photos of how to make your very own Bjork Swan Dress, similar to the one she wore at the 2001 Oscars.


Bjork Swan Dress

Who doesn’t love the infamous Bjork Swan Dress? You can also view the photos and instructions on THIS  Flickr page.

So here we go…

Bjork Swan DIY

Thrifted white skirt
Thrifted sheer curtains or light cotton
White Chandelle Feather Boa x 2 or 3
White cotton fabric
Needle + White thread
Sewing machine (optional)
Polyester filling
Hot glue gun
Two black buttons
Black felt
Orange felt/fabric
Glue gun
Safety pins
Skin-coloured bodysuit

Bjork Swan DIY STEP 1

Bjork Swan DIY STEP 2

1. The skirt/bottom: Take your thrifted white skirt and cut away any excess fabric so that it ends above the knee.
2. Cut long strips of sheer curtain material and sew it in layers horizontally on to the back fo your skirt. (I handsewed mine but you can also machine sew it.)
3. Cut the strips vertically to create small squares and to create a “feathered” or tiered effect. Sew on more small squares if you want to add more volume.

Bjork Swan DIY STEP 3

4. On the front of your skirt, handsew one end of the feather boa to bottom of your skirt.
5. Place your boa horizontally and wind it up the skirt, handsewing it in place to your skirt. Use a second boa if you need to.

Bjork Swan DIY STEP 4

6. The swan neck/head: Cut a 8″ x 35″ piece of white cotton fabric.
7. Line up the fabric so the long edges meet. Leave one end open and start sewing up the fabric. Round off the other end for the head.
8. If you have any sheer fabric left, cut up some squares and sew up the neck in a tiered effect.

Bjork Swan DIY STEP 5

9. Cut two black triangles from the black felt for the shadows around the eyes. Hot glue gun each piece on either side of the head. Attach the button eyes by hot glue gun or handsewing.
10. Create a cone out of the orange fabric. Hot glue gun or sew it to the tip of the head for the beak.
11. Stuff the neck/head area with polyester filling. Leave about 6″ from the bottom unstuffed. Sew across at this point. (You will tuck the remaining 6″ into your skirt later).

When you are ready to put wear your costume:
1. Put on your skin-coloured bodysuit.
2. Then put your skirt on: feathers in the front, sheer curtain material in the back. (There are no feathers in the back in case you want to sit down – the sheer curtain material won’t get crushed).
3. Wrap the swan neck around your neck and tuck in the unstuffed end of the neck into your skirt. With safety pins, secure the neck to the top of your skirt and to your jumpsuit. If you have the end of your feather boa still hanging, wrap it around and up the neck of your swan neck.
4. Put on your white (or in my case, black and comfortable) shoes.

You’re done and ready to go out in style!



by Cristina Muñoz Brown on October 24, 2011


Make your own Black Swan Halloween costume with these simple tips (See List Below) or WATCH this quick tutorial found on You Tube! Become a beautiful, but evil, swan for one night!


Costumes can be pretty expensive to buy, but are pretty easy to make yourself with the help of a few essential items.

Things you will need:

  1. black leotard
  2. tutu (or black tulle if you want to make your own)
  3. sheer, black tights
  4. ballet slippers (or black flats)
  5. Black Ostrich feathers from The Feather Place
  6. Black Chandelle boas from The Feather Place
  7. ballerina tiara
  8. red colored contacts (optional)
  9. makeup


1. Dress in your sheer tights and a leotard. Buy a tutu (or make your own) to wear over the leotard. Strategically tie black ribbon and tulle at random intervals around the skirt. Ballerina slippers or plain black flats will complete the outfit part of your costume. PS…if you want to make a feathered skirt that you can wear again, check out this tutorial on www.whowhatwear.com.

2. Attach black Feathers to your costume. Glue or stitch them to your leotard around the bust line and around your waist on to your tutu . Get creative and be unique!

3. Pull your Hair into a tight, stylish bun. For those of you with shorter locks, slick them back with hair gel, or pin your hair back as much as you can. A ballerina tiara is optional; if you prefer, you can pin a few black ostrich feathers to your updo instead.

4. Apply white foundation Makeup to your entire face. Don’t go too much lighter than your natural skin tone, or you will look silly. For people with darker skin, just go a couple shades lighter. Wear red contacts to get an evil gleam in your eye. Liberally apply dark, sparkly makeup around your eyes, winging it out past the outside corners, and line them with black eyeliner. Finish up with a heavy coat of mascara.

To make the non-evil, White Swan Halloween costume, substitute everything black with white and apply pretty, colored makeup around your eyes.


Wings, T080PCK Natural Peacock Wing: The Feather Place

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on October 11, 2011


Wings, T080PCK Natural Peacock Wing: The Feather Place

Wings, T080PCK Natural Peacock Wing: The Feather Place (clipped to polyvore.com)