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Anime & Manga
- Gintama has Kada who wears a peacock-themed outfit and is known as the Peacock Princess.
- The Zuka club in Ouran High School Host Club has a set of outfits with feather tails, as a Shout-Out to Takarazuka.
- In Summer Wars, a Power-Up gives Natsuki's Oz avatar (which basically looks like her) angel wings and a peacock tail while battling Love Machine.
- In an OVA for Sakura Wars, the girls get into a fight while wearing costumes that have feathers arranged this way. It creates a comedic contrast to see them dressed this grandly while arguing, and even resorting to attacking each other with their powers.
- The end of Imogenes Antlers has the titular girl wake up without 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Whateley Universe: Played with in the character of Peacock, an Avatar bound to a peacock spirit, and can manifest a brilliant peacock tail that mesmerizes people. Unfortunately for her, she's now a partial Gender Bender, so she's in Poe Cottage with the other changelings. Lina is not at all happy with being intersexed now, and her family hasn't taken it well either.
- 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 a peacock tail.
- 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, though 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.
- In Miraculous Ladybug, it's Implied that the Peacock Transformation Trinket Miraculous has, which gives her a costume that includes a fantail, was formerly owned by Adrien's Missing Mom.
- There is also (presuming they don't turn out to be the same person) Le Paon, who actually is a confirmed holder of the Miraculous, and wears a slinky Pimped-Out Dress with the hem looking like a peacock tail.
- Several outfits worn by female dancers during the carnival season in Latin America sport giant fan tails from huge feathers.