Coolest DIY Bowser Costume from Super Mario Bros

Every year I ask my kids what they want to be for Halloween. This year my 6 year old said Bowser. I couldn’t tell him no. I knew it wouldn’t be easy but I was ready for a challenge. I started out by finding a pattern to help me. I used 2 patterns, one from McCalls and the other Simplicity. I used gold fleece for the body and followed the directions from the pattern that was the easy part.

I’ve never made hands before so that was tricky. I ripped those seams out at least 10 times but with some advice from my mom we figured it out. Before sewing the last hem in I sewed on the bands with the spikes made out of black and white felt. I knew when I made his shell I would need some creativity. I tried using anything round but it always seemed too small. I had some help from my husband who told me to use a compass so I tied a piece of string to 2 pens made the first circle moved my point over 4 inches and made the second circle so they would overlap.

I erased part of my first circle so the top and bottom of the shell would be more of an oval with the sides being round. I used green felt for the entire shell. I made the spikes from white felt and stuffing the white ring from white fleece and the red circles from red fleece. I sewed the top and bottom of the shell right sides together and turned them inside out so there were no seams. I then sewed on straps made out of the gold fleece so it would represent a school bag. The head was fun to make. I used felt again followed the pattern and used fleece for the lining .

This costume was not easy to make. I’ve put over 100 hours into it but seeing the look on my son’s face made it all worth it.

Coolest DIY Bowser Costume from Super Mario Bros

Coolest DIY Bowser Costume from Super Mario Bros