Coolest 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!

11 thoughts on “Coolest Homemade Mario and Luigi Halloween Costumes”

  1. My boys are 10 and 5 and they want to be Mario and Luigi for Halloween but I don’t know where to find the hat patterns or what kind to buy. Can somebody please help me out.

  2. My boys want to be mario and luigi next year. The store bought ones are too expensive. I love how your kids look and will try to copy for next year. Where did you get the hat pattern? Joannes maybe?

  3. Hi,
    Excellent job on the costumes. Do you still have the hat pattern my son wants to be Luigi for Halloween!!

  4. Great job!!! My boys 5 and 3 would make a great Mario and Luigi!
    So, where do I find a hat pattern? It’s really simple?!
    Thanks for the picture and tips!


  5. I would love your pattern for the hats!! My girls are wanting to be Mario & Luigi this year & the costumes you buy are outrageous!! Thanks

  6. Hi all-

    Never looked at this again until Halloween time was rolling around!

    I found the hat pattern at:

    The only thing that I did differently was that I cut the M and L out of felt. I didn’t want to use marker.

    They were so super easy and inexpensive! Good luck & enjoy!!

    (And a huge shout-out to Helen for posting the pattern!!)

    Happy Fall!!

  7. This is saving us in economic crisis!!!! My son is super excited about Mario and I tried to convince my 6 yr old daughter to be Luigi… but she’s not buyin it. She does have an equestrian play costume I think we are going to use…. and I didnt know what to do for a cap.. but your posted Mario hat link…. that will work for her equestrian hat too (but in black!) you’re a lifesaver!!!!

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