When a humanoid person
has a peacock tail, 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.
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 ad.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- In the "Birdmen" storyline of Oglaf (seriously NSFW!), Kronar, Son of Man, is seduced by a burly peacock-man with a magnificent tail.
- Several outfits worn by female dancers during the carnival season in Latin America sport giant fan tails from huge feathers.