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Coolest Homemade Toad and Toadette From Mario Brothers Couple Costume

My boyfriend and I adore these little mushroom characters from the “Super Mario Bros.” movie so much that we decided to be them for Halloween this year. Our couple costume was a Homemade Toad and Toadette From Mario Brothers Couple Costume!

I was so excited to start on the costume but then had a really difficult time figuring out how to make their mushroom-like heads. I thought of many ways to mimic that look but not one was successful. By chance, I came across a chef’s hat at the local party store and decided to give that a shot. I sewed the thick part of the chef’s hat up to make a thinner bottom and pulled an elastic band through to make it fit close to the head. I then stuffed it with poly-fil to make it poof up and rounded it out. I used felt to cut out the circles and hot glued them on.

For Toadette’s hat, I bought hot pink fabric dye to color the chef’s hat. For her hair, I used Styrofoam balls and put them through pink tights. In between each ball, I tied a pink ribbon tightly and hot-glued white felt circles to the biggest balls on the ends. When the hair was ready, I sewed them onto the side of her mushroom head.

As for our vests, I bought fabric and a vest pattern and then cut and sewed the pieces together. I hot-glued the trimming, which was a ribbon, onto both vests. Toad’s vest was blue with golden yellow trimming while Toadette’s was pink with a light yellow trimming.

Last but not least, you can mix and match your dress wear as long as you stick to your identifying color. Toad could wear white shorts with either a white or tan shirt, or even no shirt at all, under his blue vest. Toadette could wear a pink dress, or white shorts/pants with pink tank top, or even, to be a little sexier, short white shorts with a pink bra!

Have fun! I sure did making it and showing it off!

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7 thoughts on “Coolest Homemade Toad and Toadette From Mario Brothers Couple Costume”

  1. Girl, thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you! I have been looking, and looking, and looking for ideas on Toad or Toadette’s hat, cuz i am not that creative, then i gave up cuz i couldn’t find anything, the i found yours!!!!! you are BRILLIANT!

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  2. is there any other easier way?? cuz i don’t know where to get a chef hat, Styrofoam balls, and i don’t have a hot glue gun!! and r u supposed to rip the tights into 2 parts? cuz toadette has 2 ponytails.

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  3. I took my 4 year old daughters old pink skirt, put an elastic band around the bottom to close it. Then i turned it inside out and stuffed it with the fill. no sewing, no searching

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  4. I tried using this too. it was really helpful. I just got stuck with the inside part. didn’t know how the stuffing will stay inside.
    But i figured it out! duhh!!
    but this is where i bought MY stuff for the costume.
    Chef’s hat Party city, [ saw one at JoAnn ]
    felt JoAnn
    didnt use hot glue gun i used fabric glue, works just the same.

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  5. buy white/cream colored knee high stockings for the hair

    flamango or hot pink fabric dye

    chef’s hat at party city or Joann

    Felt at Joann

    hot glue gun is cheap, otherwise you can always use fabric glue :D

    instead of Styrofoam balls i used the poly stuffing thing for the hair and just rounded it out, and tied ribbons on.

    this is how i changed it around to make it easier for me :D hope it works for the rest of you!!

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  6. Thank you for giving me this great idea. I work in a preschool and the teachers decided to be Super Mario characters this year, so I originally went with Toad until I saw your costume and I had totally forgotten about Toadette. This was by far the easiest, cutest and cheapest costume I’ve ever wore.

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