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.
- 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".
- And for "Peacock", she wears a blue leotard complete with tail◊.
- "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.
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 a guard who died defending her golden apple tree.
- Allysin Kay has worn a peacock feather tail, just worn around her collar, as entrance attire.
- 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.
- One of the shows in Sakura Taisen 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.
- My Sims has the character Ms Nicole, a fashion boutique owner who wears a rather large hair accessory resembling peacock feathers.
- Peek-A-Blue from She Ra Princess Of Power has a tail, and the eye-like spots on her tail have vision powers.
- Ro's Pimped-Out Dress in Barbie as the Island Princess includes a peacock tail, that is made of tail feathers given to her by her peacock friend (which somehow change from green to pink).
- In Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams, Jasmine is briefly dressed up in a peacock getup for a portrait. It has a flared collar like a tail, and a train that isn't flared. She sheds it for the song "Not a Peacock Princess".
- Coco LaBouche's wedding dress at the end of Rugrats in Paris has a tail on the back.
- Several outfits worn by female dancers during the carnival season in Latin America sport giant fan tails from huge feathers.