This is awesome. I too want to be a panda for Halloween. Do you think it would be possible to post a tutorial?
Hmmm...I'm in the middle of the next costume I'm making.
Don't have time to do a full tute but do you have some specific questions?
Basically I used a felt ball pattern for the main "globe" part. I made them 17" tall.
I used little tabs of plastic canvas to attach the seams with hot glue.
I cut off the bottom 3 inches of the ball pattern pieces to make an opening for the head.
I reinforced the bottom opening with a strip of plastic canvas all the way around.
I marked where the eyes were when I put it on my daughter.
I created a crown out of plastic canvas that fit my daughter's head and glued it to the top of the inside of the head.
I made up the pieces for the nose with trial and error.
I cut out the eye holes and attached the nose pieces.
I cut pieces of 1/4 inch foam in the same ball shape and hot glued them on.
I cut 2 circles for the ears and attached them with hot glue to the plastic canvas under the foam (cut slits in the foam)
Then I created the fabric pieces by laying the fabric on insie out and pinning my sewing lines....same way I would do a slipcover for a chair or couch.
The last thing I did was glue tricot lining (stretchy holey material used to line bathing suits) on the eye holes so she can see out but you can't see in.
Those are the basic steps I used and the pictures I originally loaded might help you understand them.
Sorry I don't have time for more but I'm working on an Einstein bobble head right now and Halloween is fast approaching.