Peacock Girl
She's not asking anyone out. It's just to look pretty.

When a humanoid person has a peacock tail or is wearing a bunch of feathers arranged as though it was a peacock tail (which is actually a separate group of feathers known as a "train").

This is common on girls in fiction, yet the peacock train is a feature of male peafowl in Real Life (females — peahens — lack the train and, at least in the case of the Indian [Blue] peahen, are rather drab in color [the Green peahens are much more colourful, only slightly less so than the Green peacock]); but such a flamboyant thing on a human guy would be, well, flamboyant. So it's often human girls that have this, although a guy having one isn't entirely unheard of.

A Sub-Trope of either Little Bit Beastly or Fluffy Fashion Feathers, depending on whether this character actually has a tail or is just wearing one.

Compare Winged Humanoid, Giant Waist Ribbon.

Not to be confused with women who work for NBC, or with Agent Peacock.


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  • The literal peacock girls from the Orangina ads.

    Anime & Manga 

  • The end of Imogene's Antlers has the titular girl drop the antlers she mysteriously grew, only to grow a peacock's tail.
  • An entire kingdom of Peacock People (both men and women) appears in Madame d'Aulnoy's Fairy Tale Princess Rosette. The kingdom's ruler, the aptly-named King of the Peacocks, wears a peacock train as a crown.
  • A woman in John Patrick Lowrie's sci-fi novel Dancing With Eternity is one of these. She's been augmented so the peacock tattoos on her arms fan into a feathery peacock tail.

    Live-Action TV 
  • In Gosei Sentai Dairanger, Kujaku, the incarnation of the Peacock Buddha wears an appropriately peacock-esque outfit complete with a feathered headdress and tail.
  • In Kamen Rider OOO, the title character's red Body Medal is the Peafowl, which generates an aura resembling the classic peacock feathers - except OOO can fire the "eyes" at enemies.

  • Katy Perry wears a showgirl outfit with the tail made of pink feathers in "What Happens in Vegas".
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic dresses as a peacock briefly in his "Perform This Way" video, and wears said costume in live performances.
  • Miley Cyrus wore a corset-dress with a giant peacock tail in her video "Can't Be Tamed".
  • One or two shots in the video for "Leaving Las Vegas" by Sheryl Crow has some showgirls with huge fan tails.
  • The cover of Goldfrapp's Supernature album is cropped from a picture of Alison Goldfrapp wearing a peacock tail, although it's not flared.
  • Icelandic singer Björk is known for wearing many bird-themed dresses. She once wore a sparkly peacock dress during one of her shows.

    Myths & Religion 
  • In Greek myth, the peacock was sacred to Hera, Queen of the Gods who was sometimes shown wearing a peacock tail. According to myth, the blue eye spots on the peacock's feathers were Hera's way of honoring Argus, a hundred-eyed guard who died defending her golden apple tree.

    Pro Wrestling 
  • Allysin Kay has worn a peacock feather tail, just worn around her collar, as entrance attire.

    Tabletop Games 
  • In Vampire: The Requiem supplement Shadows Of Mexico the clan splat portrait for the Daeva is wearing a designer outfit with a peacock feather train on her back.

  • Takarazuka shows love this. Many numbers have just about everyone with a peacock tail on their costumes. It doesn't matter if it's a Bifauxnen in a suit or a lady in a Pimped-Out Dress.
  • In Real Life, there is a showgirl accessory like this called a "fan tail", which is common in stage shows with showgirls.
  • Some stage dancers, including burlesque, will put a pair of large feather fans behind their backs, which makes a tail, and also evokes the Coy, Girlish Flirt Pose (although without the coy part).
  • Amaluna plays with this, featuring the Peacock Goddess and female backup dancers with smaller, more mobile peacock trains, but only the males have the full-size erectable trains.

  • Monster High has a range of "Inner Monster" dolls, who can be customized inside and out based on one of a few emotions they could be feeling. One of the four dolls, Spooky Sweet/Frightfully Fierce, is a peacock girl in her Spooky Sweet mode.

    Video Games 
  • One of the shows in Sakura Wars had outfits with yellow feathers arraigned as tails.
  • Skullgirls has Peacock, a cyborg girl whose cybernetic arms each have three eyes on them that resemble the tail feathers of the bird, and one of her attacks has her hat turn into a peacock head while an array of eyes line up behind her, fanning out and looking even more like a peacock's tail. Interestingly, she's also one of the least feminine of the female characters in the game.
  • MySims has the character Ms Nicole, a fashion boutique owner who wears a rather large hair accessory resembling peacock feathers.

    Western Animation 
  • In Miraculous Ladybug, it's Implied that the Peacock Miraculous was formerly owned by Adrien's Missing Mom.
    • A better example from this show is Le Paon, who actually is a confirmed holder of the Miraculous and is wearing a peacock dress. Also, Duusu the kwami is a female kwami with peacock tail feathers.

    Real Life 
  • Several outfits worn by female dancers during the carnival season in Latin America sport giant fan tails from huge feathers.
  • This $1.5 million wedding dress by Vera Wang.
  • Averted here on Not Always Right, where a card with two peacocks is suggested for a gay (male) couple's anniversary.