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- A 2010 ad for Diet Coke, called "Stay Extraordinary," ended with an actress patting down the feather skirt on her designer dress, before she got out of the limo and on to the red carpet.
Anime & Manga
- A singer's club dress in Armored Trooper VOTOMS has large feathers spread out in the shoulder like fans.
- Bleach: Before the time-skip, Yumichika accentuated his right eye with two pairs of feathers (multi-hued in the manga, red and yellow respectively in the anime). After the time-skip he's discarded those feathers for very fluffy feathered earrings and a slight feathering at the ends of his eyelashes on both eyes. His Animal Motif (courtesy of his zanpakutou) is the peacock.
- On one of the original Fushigiboshi No Futago Hime pages, Altessa is shown wearing a peacock-inspired dress, with the plummage as part of her tiara. You can see it here.
- Naru's wedding dress in Love Hina had the sleeves trimmed with feathers.
- Donquixote Doflamingo in One Piece wears a feather jacket.
- In Pokémon, Jessie's If I Were a Rich Man fantasy includes her wearing a feather boa. Another fluffy boa is worn by a Socialite on the St. Anne.
- Raijuta Isurugi from Rurouni Kenshin wears large shoulderpads made of black feathers. In an extra page, the author admit that he regrets giving him those, as they take a long time to draw.
- In the Sailor Moon episode, called "Wedding Bell Blues" in the dub, some of the wedding dresses are trimmed with feathers◊.
- In Saint Seiya, the (male) god Hypnos' armor has stylized peacock feathers and a quasi-Holy Halo. This is Shown Their Work since Hypnos would be depicted as a peacock in paintings.
- Science Ninja Team Gatchaman: A white Feather Bikini, paired with a feather Showgirl Skirt and headdress, is worn by a lady in a carnival style celebration being described.
- The cover of the second volume of Tenjho Tenge had a lady wearing a white bikini and a feather boa.
- Wedding Peach: The Frilly Upgrade additions to the battle dresses in the "DX" episodes have feathers on the shoulders that can grow into wings when needed. And Salvia wears a feather boa to a yacht party held by a guy she has a crush on.
- Some DC Comics stories set in 1880s Gotham City have shown Mayor Theodore Cobblepot with a feather in his top hat, and his coat seems to be lined with plumage; a Call-Forward to his descendant's fondness for birds.
- In the comic adaptation of Star Trek: The Next Generation, issue #2 was a Christmas Episode, where the crew had a party on the holodeck, and Dr. Crusher wore a dress with a brown feather boa.
Film - Animated
- The twins in Barbie in a Christmas Carol wear feather headdresses, one pink and one blue.
- The tiara The High Queen wore at the end of Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire has large pink and blue feathers coming out of the back.
- In My Little Pony: The Movie, Rosedust, the queen of the Flutter Ponies, wears a red feather in her mane.
Film - Live Action
- After David's pants are torn in Bringing Up Baby, he's forced to wear Susan's feather-trimmed nightgown while staying over.
- In The Carpetbaggers a lady wears skimpy pink feather outfit◊ in a decadent party.
- Jennifer Lopez's white dream dress in The Cell is largely covered with feathers.
- The Busby Berkeley Number "Spin A Little Web Of Dreams" from Fashions Of 1934 used plumes everywhere, to use up an overstock the design house ended up ordering.
- Gone with the Wind: Rhett makes Scarlett go to a party in a fancy red dress in is heavily trimmed with plumage.
- The Playboy Bunny outfit Elle was tricked into wearing in Legally Blonde had a feather-trimmed neckline.
- In Love Before Breakfast, Kay wears a costume that has so many feathers on her hat and dress that she might fly away◊.
- Some of the dresses in the Marie Antoinette films are feather trimmed.
- In the 1930s version, Marie wears a dress where the skirt almost entirely covered with feathers.
- In the 2006 version, Marie has a pink feather-trimmed dress and matching muff, while her lady-in-waiting wears a dress, muff, and hat trimmed with white down. They wear it in a scene to show how boring and monotonous the ceremonial life in Versailles was becoming.
- Countess Helene in Monte Carlo wears a feather-trimmed dress and cape; she also carries a large ostrich-feather fan at one point.
- Satine's "Pink Diamonds" dress in Moulin Rouge! has a Showgirl Skirt of pink feathers, which she used to impress the Duke (or who she thought was the Duke).
- The Mummy Returns: Anakh-Su-Namun's reincarnation evidently wanted to look good when her men were attacking the O'Connell home, as she wore a glittered evening dress and a feather boa.
- Shanghai Lily in Shanghai Express (1932) wears a prominent black feather costume.
- The brothel owner in Tank Girl wears a black dress with very large feathers on it, arranged like Shoulders of Doom.
- Theodora in Theodora Goes Wild wears many feathered dresses in her "wild" stage.
- Given the setting, the film The Three Musketeers (1956) has a lot of feathered hats. Clothing Damage is frequently emphasized when peoples' hats' feathers get chopped in half.
- Ginger Rogers wore a feathered dress for the "Cheek To Cheek" number in Top Hat. (According to Fred Astaire, the feathers caused problems in filming by flying off everywhere during the dance.)
- The female lead in Underworld isn't called Feathers for nothing.
- Daphne in Unfaithfully Yours owns a dress with plumes at the hips, that is important both in a fantasy and in reality.
- Brian Slade in Velvet Goldmine wears several enormous pink feather boas, and a peacock-like fanned collar of white egret feathers over the course of the film.
- In Bride of the Rat God, an actress at a party wears a dress with marabou straps, that slip down her shoulders as she gets more drunk.
Live Action TV
- The Fluff Girl outfits (a Fictional Counterpart to the Playboy Bunny) in Adam Adamant Lives! are basically one-piece swimsuits trimmed with feathers.
- Billy on Billy the Exterminator used a feather boa as part of an improvised bee suit early in the series; it didn't work out as the bees could crawl through it and ended up stinging Billy several times on his neck.
- Common in ballroom dancing dresses, which means this shows up a lot in Dancing with the Stars.
- In an episode of Leverage, Parker wears an outlandish feather-y outfit while disguised as a pop star.
- This decorates many of the outfits worn in the "Parade of States/Nations" parts of the Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and Miss Universe pageants. Some of the evening dresses also are trimmed with feathers.
- In the swimsuit competition for the 1991 Miss USA pageant, the contestants wore white feather jackets over their suits.
- In the first episode of Once Upon a Time, Snow White wears a wedding dress with a white feather skirt, when she marries Prince Charming.
- Miss Yvonne of Pee-wee’s Playhouse wore some outfits with white feather trim, including a Happy Holidays Dress.
- Oprah Winfrey posed for the March 2014 cover of Essence wearing a white dress with a white feather skirt. One of her followers asked for the dress, and to her surprise, Oprah agreed. That follower said it would be her wedding gown.
- Barbie has some outfits with feathers. This includes the "Angel Princess" doll, which has white feathers covering the shoulders of her dress.
- Alita Tiala from Apollo Justice Ace Attorney wears a dress with white feathers on her chest arranged like angel wings, to make her seem sweet and innocent. But like previous seemingly pure and innocent characters, she wasn't, killing that one guy and trying to frame her fiancee.
- Balder from Bayonetta wears not only peacock feathers, but enormous peacock feathers... that come from a dead white peacock he has draped over his shoulder. The feathers later become a part of him when he goes One-Winged Angel (or Twelve Winged Angel, in this case) for his Boss Battle.
- Then there's Jeanne, who has enormous feather tassels on the ends of her guns for most of the game.
- The showgirl in Bloody Good Time has a train of feathers as part of her outfit.
- A dancer in Dance Dance Revolution (Wii) has a sexy angel dress trimmed with white or black feathers, and a similarly trimmed hand fan.
- Morrigan of Dragon Age: Origins has crow feathers on her ridiculous patchwork outfit, a reference to the Celtic goddess.
- Anders and Merrill, the mage party members from Dragon Age II, both wear gray feathered pauldrons on their shoulders. This ties into the symbolism of the Feather Motif; as mages, both live in fear of being hunted down and imprisoned for the rest of their lives, and freedom for all mages is Anders's primary motivation. Furthermore, Anders eventually starts wearing black feathers, bringing him closer to the evil/death Creepy Crows motif (Merrill even tells him he looks like a crow), symbolizing his corruption by the demon of Vengeance possessing him and his decision to blow up the Chantry.
- Final Fantasy VIII: When Edea it possessed by Ultimecia, she wears a slinky black dress with a feathered collar.
- The Lamias in Final Fantasy IX wear pink feathers for their headdress and Giant Poofy Sleeves.
- Yuna's wedding dress in Final Fantasy X is trimmed with white feathers at the shoulder and skirt.
- Lightning's new outfit in Final Fantasy XIII-2 is a Showgirl Skirt of white feathers.
- Gwendolyn's Battle Ballgown in Odin Sphere is made ti look birdlike, with all the blue feathers.
- Aya of Onechanbara wears a feather boa and feather-trimmed bikini as she chops up zombies.
- Rune Factory 4 seems to love this trope. Bachelorette Margaret is the only one of the girls to wear feathers, unless you count Ventuswill's feathered dragon tail and wings as a fashion choice. Among the guys, eligible bachelors Doug and Leon both wear feathers on their outfits, and Leon carries his feathered fan everywhere with him (including in the winter, to bed, at the beach when he intends to swim, and around all manner of aggressive monsters). Ineligible bachelor Bado also wears a fluffy...thing...on the back of his neck that may either be feathers or fur.
- Some of the fancy stage outfits in Sakura Wars are trimmed with feathers.
- The empress's dress in Skies of Arcadia includes feathers arranged like wings.
- Ling Xiaoyu's dress in Tekken 5 and 6 is a chomsang trimmed with white feathers at the shoulders.
- Penelope from Zoophobia's design is based around a white peacock, and also wears their feathers in her hair. Or possibly has their feathers for her hair, as it's implied she's an Avian, a shapeshifter that can move between a human form and a bird form.
- The Nostalgia Chick has a white feather boa she wore in her Showgirls review and in her fanservice guest spot on That Jewish Guy's "Myths About Hanukkah" video.
- When The Nostalgia Critic reviewed Moulin Rouge!, Lindsay, Elisa, and Nella◊ had a guest spot, cosplaying in corsets and feather boas.
- A George of the Jungle story told of the Oo-oo Birds, whose tail feathers had the effect of making the women who wore them look gorgeous, resulting in a rash of poachers plucking the hapless birds.
- Feather earrings and hats with feathers on are often in fashion. Same for handbags with feather decoration.
- These hats were very popular in the early 20th century. It had the effect of decimating entire populations of herons, egrets, and other birds with fancy plumage.
- The Fairytale Wedding Dress worn by Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari, the second wife of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran. See it here and here.
- The pink dress that Angie Harmon wore to the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards had a feather neckline and feather skirt. Also the designer based it off an earlier wedding dress she made.
- Cee-Lo Green's performance at the 2011 Grammy Awards used rainbow-colored feathers.
- Björk's infamous and oft-parodied swan dress that she wore to the Oscars one year. It wasn't just feathers; she rocked the whole bird.
- Beyoncé wore a show Fairytale Wedding Dress with a feather-trimmed skirt at the 2009 BET awards.
- The extravagant costumes worn by The Mummers during their annual New Year's Day parade in Philadelphia. Each individual costume has dozens of ostrich feathers, each of which can cost as much as $5. And since some of the clubs have several dozen performers marching down Broad St. in a performance...
- There is a peacock-themed Fairy Tale Wedding Dress with a skirt covered with peacock feathers. It was made by Vera Wang and set a record for the world's most expensive wedding dress (at 1.5 million USD).note
- While not nearly as elaborate as the above example, Margaret Cho took inspiration from Björk's infamous swan dress and wore a dress covered with peacock feathers to the Grammys when she was up for Best Comedy Album. She recounts in Assassin that she didn't win the Grammy, but she was named Worst Dressed. This was met with cheers from the audience, since it came after a rant on how everyone at awards ceremonies dresses the same and that those named Worst Dressed are actually the best, since they're creating their own look.