Introduction: DIY Ice Cream Costume
This is an easy DIY ice cream costume perfect for Halloween, sorority big/little reveals, ect.
- Plain white T-shirt
- Colorful markers (at least 4 different colors)
- Spiral notebook or cardboard
- Brown construction paper
- Dark colored marker (brown, black, purple, etc.)
- Hot glue gun (extra glue sticks in case needed)
*CAUTION: BE CAREFUL NOT TO BURN YOURSELF WITH HOT GLUE*
Step 1: Gather Materials
Gather your materials and plug in your hot glue gun to preheat it.
Step 2: Place Spiral
Place your spiral in between the sides of the t-shirt to stop the marker from bleeding through to the back of the shirt.
Step 3: Draw Lines on T-shirt
Start drawing lines, alternating colors, to create the sprinkles and move the spiral under the t-shirt as you reach different sections. Continue until the front of the t-shirt is covered.
*It helps to make straighter lines if you stretch the shirt with one hand while you draw with the other hand
Step 4: Draw Lines on Paper
Draw criss-crossing diagonal lines with a black or brown marker on the sheet of brown construction paper to create a grid/waffle pattern for the cone hat.
*Optional: Use spiral as a straight edge to create straighter lines
Step 5: Roll Paper
Roll the piece of paper into a cone shape.
Step 6: Glue Cone
Glue together the edges of the cone where the paper overlaps with the hot glue gun to hold the cone shape together.
*Keep in mind that this is a hat so make sure the size will fit on your head well before you glue
Step 7: Cut Excess
Cut off the excess uneven paper with scissors.
Step 8: Cut Loofah String
Cut the inside string (not the loop used to hang it) that holds together the loofah to unravel it.
Step 9: Glue to Cone
Find the end of the loofah mesh and glue it to the bottom back area of the cone. Continue wrapping the loofah mesh around the bottom of the cone, gluing as you go.
*Be VERY careful not to burn your fingers on this step because the glue will seep through the mesh (you can use gloves or another material to create a barrier between your skin and the glue if needed)
Step 10: Finish Cone
When you reach the back again, cut the mesh and glue the remaining part to the cone.
*You will not use all of the loofah material for one cone