Created with fiberfill, foam, and fabric, this ice-cream cone costume is truly soft-serve -- and very comfy.
CONE: With the electric knife or scissors, cut the foam into a doughnut shape that will fit comfortably around your child's waist with a few inches to spare all around. Cut the vinyl into 2 matching shapes as shown (diagram 1).
Draw diagonal crisscrossing lines on them with the brown marker. Hot-glue these pieces to the ring (diagram 2).
Fill 2 stocking legs with the fiberfill and tie the ends closed with string. Stuff a third one to the knee, tie it, and trim the excess. With the hot glue, coil the stockings onto the ring. Glue on 2-inch-long sections of straw for sprinkles. (We also glued sprinkles on our T-shirt.)
For the straps, attach corresponding Velcro strips to the ring and ribbons (diagram 3). Trim any excess ribbon.
HAT: Loosely fill the remaining stocking leg with fiberfill, tie it with string, and shape it into a coil. Apply hot glue as needed to assemble the hat's parts (diagram 4) and to add sprinkles.