My husband dropped on me that he wanted to be Super Mario for Halloween the day before he needed a costume. We went to some thrift stores looking for items to use for his Homemade Super Mario Halloween Costume, and we found an old extremely large choir robe in the exact color we needed for the overalls for $2.
I needed some kind of pattern to make overalls though, and I ended up using one for pajama pants. I measured how much higher I needed to make the waist, and from the sleeves I cut the front of the bib and the back. After making the pants, I made the top and sewed it together, adding the straps last. I then used hooks to close the straps, and cut circles from yellow felt for the buttons (I made them double thick).
The red shirt he actually found at Wal Mart in the boys department in an XXL, along with white gloves. I found a pretty good pattern for the hat online using red fleece, but used felt for the white circle, and using red felt and the font style “Porky’s” on Microsoft Word in size 150. I made the “M” and stitched it all together, and then drew on his mustache.
We were at Disney World this year, and it was such a hit there he actually took pictures with many of the children at the park. Total cost was $14.
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by Danielle C.
Homemade Mario and Luigi Halloween Costumes
My kids (8 year old daughter and 4 year old son) came up with the idea of Homemade Mario and Luigi Halloween Costumes in the summer! After trying to persuade them to think of something else as we got closer to the date, they finally won!
After looking online and finding Mario and Luigi costumes outrageously expensive and not really authentic looking, we decided to do it up the old-fashioned way, at home!
I went to our local Goodwill store and purchased denim overalls for each of them along with their red and green sweatshirts. After that, I found a very simple pattern for the character's hats that even I could manage! (I used red and green fleece). We made mustaches out of sticky-back black felt and added mini-plungers from the hardware store. They also wore white gloves as a finishing touch- 2 pair for a buck!
All in all, we spent around $30 to make BOTH costumes! They were such a hit and people everywhere knew who they were!
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by Katia & Katya
Homemade Female Mario and Luigi Costumes
Every year at Halloween, we see tons of Marios and Luigis, dressed mostly in store-bought costumes. This year my best friend and I decided to go as Homemade Female Mario and Luigi Costumes, the female versions of these game characters.
We tried to be as creative as we could with the costumes. The white shirts and white hats were purchased from Target and Walmart, respectively, and then dyed twice as once was not enough. The letters M and L were drawn on felt with glitter paint and then hand-sewn on the hats. Luckily, we found overalls at American Apparel, and all we had to do was replace the blue buttons with yellow ones. The gloves came from a costume shop.
The costumes required some effort, especially since we are amateurs, but we were a huge hit at Halloween parties.
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