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So if you haven’t already noticed, I’ve been dabbling a bit into cosplay recently, and overall I’m just really into creative costumes. But here’s one thing that hardly anybody knows about me: I’m afraid of sewing machines. Like, AFRAID. I’ve had a few accidents including needles breaking in half and almost flying into my eye, and just basically haven’t had much luck with them my whole life. But here’s the other thing: I love sewing. Thanks to Home Economics class, I’m fully capable of patching, sewing on buttons or embellishments, running stitch, blanket stitch, cross stitch and whatever other stitch you can think of– by hand. In my most recent cosplay, half of the vest was hand-sewn, but I started to run out of time and pulled out some tricks from the no-sew DIY handbook (okay, I don’t literally have one, but you know what I mean). Well, since I love creating costumes but am deathly afraid of sewing machines (and who wants to sew an entire outfit by hand– ain’t nobody got time for that), I’m going to show you exactly how to create this No-Sew DIY Ice Cream Cone Halloween Costume, mostly using things you probably already have at home!
No-Sew DIY Ice Cream Cone Halloween Costume
What You’ll Need:
Waffle Cone Skirt
– black skirt
– Scotch™ Essentials Adjustable Hem Tape
– masking tape
– brown acrylic paint
Ice Cream Top
– white off-shoulder top
– masking tape
– bright-colored markers
– Scotch™ Essentials Wardrobe Tape Strip
– old headband frame
– sturdy folder
– red acrylic paint
1. If you have a skirt past the knees, I suggest hemming it to stay on the knees or shorter so the bottom has less of a chance of pleating/folding in, and you won’t be stuck with a proportionately large waffle cone. Let’s make it easier on ourselves! Fold the length you want the skirt to be and iron it all around.
2. Use Scotch™ Essentials Adjustable Hem Tape to seal in the fold. This is adjustable, so you’ll be able to have your skirt back to its original length and it won’t damage the fabric. I actually found this in the cosmetics section at Walmart, by the false eyelashes and other beauty accessories.
3. Stain some masking tape. I only had the 2-inch thick type at home, so I’ll be using that for the rest of the tutorial. I used a craft sponge and some watered down brown acrylic paint to have that stained effect (I didn’t want it to turn completely brown and have the integrity of the masking tape completely change on me).
4. Use 1-inch thick of the stained tape to create the outer lining of the cone, starting from the waist to the center of the bottom hem at the front.
1. Grab some bright-colored markers and color around your tape. I wanted my sprinkled to be about 1 inch thick and 3 inches long, so I shaded a similarly-sized area. To cut time, I colored multiple hues around the tape and then started the cutting.
4. One thing I despise about off-shoulder tops is that if you wave your hands up in the air like you just don’t care, the shoulder part rides up and it turns into a square neckline. To avoid this annoyance, I use Scotch™ Essentials Wardrobe Tape Strips to secure the sleeves.
I place them on the part of the shirt with the highest pressure against my skin, which is right on that outer part of the arm where the elastic band hangs onto. And let me tell you, THEY STAY DOWN. You can dance, pass out Halloween candy, and not have to worry about the sleeves riding up. You can thank me later! Now for the cherry headband:
2. Draw an indentation for the top of the cherry, and draw a small tab at the bottom (this is to fold it over and secure onto the headband). Draw a curved cherry stem, also adding a tab at the bottom. Cut the pieces out.
4. Tape the cherry stem behind the cherry piece, and attach the cherry onto the headband with tape (I used a blue one which you can somewhat see, but that’s okay, with a costume like this nobody is going to look at that!)
And there you have it! wear all these items together and you have yourself a No-Sew DIY Ice Cream Cone Halloween Costume! I paired it with nude sandals to keep the attention onto the colorful outfit. I’m not going to lie, I kind of want to wear this every day. I mean, who DOESN’T want to be an ice cream cone? The best part about this is once you’re done with the costume, you can resume these clothing pieces to their regular, scheduled programming and wardrobe rotation.