This year my sons wanted to do a Mario themed Halloween - and of course my 4 year old had to Bowser Jr. I was able to buy the Mario costume for my 6 year old and the Princess Peach for me (my husband was a poor sport and wouldn’t be anything) but the Bowser Jr. costume was nowhere to be found. I am not good at sewing so this whole thing was made using hot glue. It held together really well - through class parties, Halloween night, and the many wrestling matches since.
The red hair and eyebrows is made from giant pip cleaners so they are really easy to mold. The spikes were the most time consuming thing to make - I bought a bunch of multicolored sponges from the dollar store and then cut them into the right shape and then painted them. I would recommend buying white sponges and not painting though as the paint cracked when my sons were battling for Princess Peach (me). The yellow body suit was something I found at the thrift store - I think it was once a Pikachu costume (he wore it backwards and we cut off the arms and legs). The ‘shell’ is a little backpack covered in green felt and surrounded by fabric ‘snow’. The bib was painted with craft paints and a Sharpie.
Basically Bowser Jr. is hot glue + felt = magic! The only problem with this costume was that people were stopping us all night to have a look at ‘Bowser Jr.’ or ‘That Spiky Shell Kid’ as most of the moms called him.
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My 6 yr old son is obsessed with Bowser jr and this Halloween he chose a Homemade Bowser Jr. Costume. After days and days of searching the internet trying to find a Bowser jr costume to buy and finding none for sale I finally came to terms that it had to be made. I'm not very good at sewing so I asked an aunt of mine who sews very well if she could help me out.
I found a dinosaur pattern and we pretty much took it from there. A lot of it was hand sewn and she spent many restless nights sewing and creating this costume! She did an amazing job! The turtle shell stays on with Velcro and she hand sewed the cuffs and the claws on the hands and feet. The most creative I think is the hat. She also had the hardest time with it but it all came out looking great! He loves it by the way!!
My son is 7 years old and loves loves loves Bowser, so here we go, he wanted a Bowser Costume for Halloween this year. I don't know if anyone has searched for a Bowser kids costume, but they are not to be found in stores, PLUS, making costumes is so much more fun anyway. I really enjoyed making this. I will be sad the day he doesn't want homemade costumes anymore.
I used a lot of stuff around the house to make it. A baseball helmet for the head, green duct tape, craft foam, and lots of other stuff that I found at my local craft store. His dad was Mario and I was Peach (all homemade of course)!
My son, who is six years old, loves Mario. Last year he was Mario, so this year he had to be Bowser. I made this Bowser costume myself.
I was so happy to see that people knew who he was when trick or treating. He enjoyed it also and would give them a big roar and pose in a fighting stance, fist up and ready to go.
The costume really did not take much time to make and I did a lot of it by hand. My son loved helping with the preparation and loved trying on his costume every time I did added something to it. He loves wearing the hat around the house and while playing his video games.
Our son always plays this one baseball game on the Nintendo Wii; Mario Super Sluggers. He especially loves Bowser Jr. At first, he wanted his dad to make a bandanna that has a big mouth with teeth. As it got closer to Halloween, he wanted to be Bowser Jr. for the upcoming holiday. My husband made the costume using yards of different fabric, pillow stuffing, Styrofoam plates, a glue gun, Velcro to hold the shell, and a simple sewing kit. He also used orange yarn for the hair.