This Mario Costume was fairly easy to make, super cute and fairly cost effective! I found the hat pattern online, went to the fabric store and bought 1/2 yard of red fleece (that's enough to make 2 hats, cost me $8.99 on sale) then went to the Dollar store and bought fun foam in red and white that I made the crest out of and glued onto the hat (cost for fun foam $1.00 total).
For the overalls, I went to the thrift store and found some blue material. Paid $1.20 for 2 yards. I looked up a pattern for easy to sew pants online and then added a bib and straps I designed myself, then sewed on 2 yellow buttons. I had a red hoodie sweater already, bought a pair of white gloves at the thrift store ($0.50), a moustache at the dollar store ($1.00) and voila!
Easy, cheap, and a total hit! My son ran around with the hat on for a week before the Halloween party he was so excited.
I made this homemade Mario Kart costume over the course of 2 months... I hand made all the cars from cardboard and painted them all with symbols or characters that represented each different driver.. For instance Yoshi had eggs on the car, Mario had pipes, Goombas etc... Princess Peach (not pictured) had stars and glitter on a pink car...
Each car was painted according to the driver.. DK had a brown car with a tie on the front and banana peels painted on etc.... Yoshi's head was hand sewn as well as the shirt/ dinosaur back... The rest of his outfit was painted painters clothing... Toad's head was hand sewn as well...
We also had one other ghost character who is not pictured as well... Our cars all, at one point, had balloons. We also all had banana peels stashed in a compartment in the inside of the cars to throw during our "races" through downtown. I also built in cup holders for drinks while we were out and about.
I wanted to be a partner costume with my little sister but she was very stubborn so I had to find something she loved to be. I considered many different pairs but then after watching her play video games it was decided! Lily, my sister would be Luigi and I, Emily, would be Mario. It was coincidental that L stands for Lily and M is my nickname.
I searched my closet for overalls but only found one pair in my basement so it was off to the goodwill. After getting another pair of overalls, we used red and green long shirts, from Forever 21, we already had. Then we attempted to make puffy hats like those of Mario and Luigi but were unsuccessful. Therefore we used a green hat gotten for free from the US Census, and a red one from my fathers closet. I made the "M" and "L" using colored paper and sharpies. Then we both wore boat shoes and the signature mustaches made from foam and duct tape!