This year my sons wanted to do a Mario themed Halloween – and of course my 4 year old had to Bowser Jr. I was able to buy the Mario costume for my 6 year old and the Princess Peach for me (my husband was a poor sport and wouldn’t be anything) but the Bowser Jr. costume was nowhere to be found. I am not good at sewing so this whole thing was made using hot glue. It held together really well – through class parties, Halloween night, and the many wrestling matches since.
The red hair and eyebrows is made from giant pip cleaners so they are really easy to mold. The spikes were the most time consuming thing to make – I bought a bunch of multicolored sponges from the dollar store and then cut them into the right shape and then painted them. I would recommend buying white sponges and not painting though as the paint cracked when my sons were battling for Princess Peach (me). The yellow body suit was something I found at the thrift store – I think it was once a Pikachu costume (he wore it backwards and we cut off the arms and legs). The ‘shell’ is a little backpack covered in green felt and surrounded by fabric ‘snow’. The bib was painted with craft paints and a Sharpie.
Basically Bowser Jr. is hot glue + felt = magic! The only problem with this costume was that people were stopping us all night to have a look at ‘Bowser Jr.’ or ‘That Spiky Shell Kid’ as most of the moms called him.