I looked all over the internet and could not find any Yoshi costumes for my little boy to wear. We had decided to do a Mario Brothers theme for the whole family for Halloween and we were so excited about it that I knew I had to find a way to make a Yoshi costume for him.
First, I measured him from head to toe. I then went out and bought some thin green and white fleece. I made the body of the costume like a one-piece outfit and then I added a tail and stuffed it with some pillow stuffing. I made a hood and attached Yoshi's face, stuffing where it was needed as I went.
Using orange fleece, I cut a zig-zag pattern to make the "spikes" going down his head and stitched them on. I sewed the hood onto the body at the back. I added a white zipper up the middle of the front. On the back I put a big red circle and put a bit of stuffing into it, not enough to make it fluffy, just to pump it up a little. I added a white ring around the red circle.
For the boots I just cut a very simple shoe cover pattern out of orange fleece and stitched it down the back.
My son wanted a Homemade Dry Bones Costume from the Mario Games this year. Since they don't sell one in the store, I had to get crafty! We started with a black sweat shirt and sweat pants and hot glued bones from the dollar store to make the body. The shell we made out of a football serving tray flipped over that we hot glued Styrofoam pieces all over. The eyes are Styrofoam cutouts again glued onto a winter hat stuffed with newspaper to make it stand up.
The mouth we made out of white kid visors from Michale's craft store and glued them onto the hat, along with black felt for the nose. I also cut up a few visors for the teeth and glued them on as well. We finished the look with a pair of white gloves.
To attach the shell, we used some elastic bands and glued and staples them on, so the shell can be put on like a coat and is removable.