Mario! The image that pops into our head is of the mustached Italian. Okay I may not be Italian, a man, have a real mustache, and an awesome fro. But I think I pulled off this Mario Bros. costume pretty well.
This costume was a last minute thing and probably could have turned out better. I just grabbed random things I had laying around, for example the white part of the hat is a sock I cut out. The mushrooms on the overalls are from Google images that I printed and cut out. Unfortunately I had no Luigi, maybe next time though.
This was last Halloween (2007), this year I am going to make an improved Mario costume I am going for the white overalls, red shirt, white hat and of course the red M. I am also trying to look for accessories such as fireballs, a plunger, mushrooms and other related things like that. Well there is not really more I can say about this costume. But I encourage you to leave comments.
It's easier to dress up as Mario if you're a guy. In my case, the added touch I used was that I tied my long black hair in a bun and hid it under my hat. The thing that made a huge difference was that I smeared mascara on my eyebrows to make them dark and thick. It really makes a huge difference, especially if you're a girl. Mario does have thick eyebrows, and these are as real as possible and better then wearing fake eyebrows. All the trick-o-treaters mistook me for a guy!
The rest of my Mario costume is simple. Buy some overalls, a long sleeve red shirt, white gloves, and a red baseball cap. Cut out the top white lining of a stocking to make a circle. Use the red part of the stocking to make the "M", then glue both on the cap. This should also cover up any logo on the cap.
It only cost me about $20, and I can use the white gloves in the winter!
Coolest Homemade Luigi Inside the Game Boy Costume 23
(Manchester, NH, USA)
Homemade Luigi Inside the Game Boy Costume
First we took a DELL computer box and used silver duct tape for the Homemade Luigi Inside the Game Boy Costume.
We used karate belts (our karate instructor is cringing at this) and used them as Luigi's suspenders which also helped hold up the box on his shoulders. I used blue duct tape on the suspenders and yellow foam for the buttons. I painted the inside gray and taped computer print-outs of Mario and other Mario Brothers icons on the front and inside the box.
We also put in a touch light so the gameboy could turn 'on'. We used a pizza box for the control panel that used hinges so it could close like a real gameboy does. We used foam for the control buttons. My son used an old baseball hat and put an L on it and I bought him a long-sleeved green t-shirt at WalMart. I got the mustache from iParty.
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My Son and his best friend and their girls wanted to Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Princess Daisy. I hand dyed white overalls (in a garbage can)in hot water using blue dye, had to do this twice to get them darker.
I painted wooden buttons yellow and Velcrod them to the buckles of the overalls so they could still unhook them to get them on and off. The hats I painted foam panels with the M and L cut them out and glued on the hats.
The dresses were old Goodwill dresses I took apart and made all the add ons with satin fabric I purchased. I painted the front of Peaches dress and glued on large glass pieces. I hand sewed all the flounces onto Daisys dress and added on cap sleeves. I used gold glitter fabric paint to embellish each dress.