My son wanted to be Luigi for Halloween. I purchased the overalls and hat (both new) on EBay - total of $25 including shipping (not bad). A green shirt for $4 and white gloves for $1 at WalMart, and bought fake black fur to make the mustache and black hair and a piece of yellow foamboard to make the buttons at a craft store for a total of $3. I ended up putting this together for under $35.
To make the hair, I cut and pinned a strip of the black fur inside the back of the hat, and cut out sideburns and pinned them inside to the sides of the hat. I glued a strand of clear jewelry elastic to the back of the mustache and tied it around the back of my son's head. When I put the mustache on my son, I placed the elastic over the sideburns to hold them down, and hid the elastic under the fake hair. I colored his eyebrows with black liner pencil.
To attach the yellow buttons to the overall straps, I used 2 white twist-ties on each button. I punched 4 small holes in each button, and criss-crossed the 2 twist-ties over each other and threaded an end through each hole. I twisted the ends around the clasp on each strap.
Overall, it was a very simple Homemade Luigi Halloween Costume to put together. He loved his costume and it was a big hit. We got compliments everywhere we went.
These Super Mario Child Costumes were super easy & it was so nice to find a theme that my boys AND my girl could agree on.
To start with I found a pepto-pink vintage dress at the thrift store & cut it down crudely to fit my daughter - I am really not a seamstress I just kinda eye-ball it. All my costumes are hand-sewn. But I thought it turned out rather cute.
Sticky foam sheets were my saving grace for these costumes - I used them for the crown, the letter on Mario's hat (also found at the Thrift store) & toad stools dots on his hat & that fabulous Mario mustache.
Mario's costume was simply a blue sweat suit - I cut the shirt into an "overalls" shape & pinned them together - then put it over a red turtleneck - glued a letter on his hat added some white gloves & yellow "buttons"
Toadstool - I looked EVERYWHERE for white sweat pants & failed...argh. So I ended up making do with a pair of clearance white capris I found at WalMart, cinching them at the waist & a white t-shirt. I had this blue vest (for his AWANA vest), I turned it upside down & double-side taped yellow ribbon along the outside edge. I made the white hat our of felt & added the red foam dots.
These were pretty basic, but I thought they turned out super cute!
Everybody does a Mario and Luigi costume, but I thought how can I make it even better? First off...I made them female. Easy as taking a pair of shorts overalls and cutting out the inside part to make it skirts. (I would say that's optional though) Then I thought, in the games the brothers are constantly changing costumes...so why can't we? We each picked versions we liked. I couldn't make up my mind, so I actually switched halfway through the night. I chose to start off as Raccoon Mario from Super Mario bros 3 which consisted of attaching small ears with buttons to my red Mario baseball cap and a tail with another button on the back. Then halfway through the night, I unbuttoned the ears and tail and put on a yellow cape to go as the flying Mario from Super Mario bros from SNES.
For Luigi, she wanted to go as fireball Luigi so we made hers out of kaki overalls and then she carried around red paper balls in her pocket. She didn't switch to another version. We drew the different logos on our arms (i.e. the feather for the cape, the flower for the fireball, the leaf for the raccoon ect) and finally we topped it all off with mushroom purses made from white cloth and red t-shirt painted polka dots AND we carried around old school Super Nintendo remotes plugged into our pockets!!