PEACOCK FEATHER CLOAK - "EYE SEE YOU.."
Photo by Gail Adams
In spite of good intentions, assorted commissions and other tasks during the run up to Aussiecon IV, the 68th World Science Fiction Convention, not to mention deciding to concentrate on my Stage Masquerade costume (a 2001 styled spacesuit), I had no time to kit up new hall costumes.
Fortunately, I have more than a few ready-to-go accessories that render the need to worry about additional costuming pretty much irrelevant. Specifically, my peacock feather and badge cloaks, which are big enough to take care of themselves! All I really need do is wear something underneath that's not going to detract too much from the cloaks, which usually means basic black.
I suppose I never realy thought about it, but peacocks CAN fly! Which explains how they always seem to be sitting on the warm butterfly greenhouse roof at the Melbourne Zoo. They do need a fairly long runway to get off the ground though...
Here's a whole flock gliding in to land in China.
Then there's the famous scene from Fellini's "Amarcord", where the peacocks are metaphors for sexuality...