Mario Karts Costume
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Mario Kart front view
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This homemade costume for groups entered our 2015 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Gina, the 'Mario Karts' costume creator:
Princess Peach: my daughter Julia
Princess Daisy: my daughter Maya
Luigi: my daughters' nurse
My daughters are severely disabled from a double dx of CDKL5 and mitochondrial disease. I challenged myself to make a costume using their wheelchairs.They would pull off anything on front so I was limited to the sides and back.
My friend helped me make the girls' dresses. I found the pattern and fabric and she sewed it under my directions. I cast the gems on the dresses out of clear resin I dyed. The turquoise gem is encased in thermoplast painted with acrylic. The daisy I made with muslin and fusable backing. I made the girls' hair accessories: the crowns are felt, cardboard and barrettes with sew-on gems, the hair bows I choose the ribbon & cut & knotted it together.
I made the exhaust pipes & wings out of PVC, EVA foam, velcro and spray paint. The gliders are the matching fabric to the dresses, iron-on transfers, dowel rods, electrical tape, thermoplast and spray paint. I designed & made all these parts myself, including the kites.
The Mario & Luigi costumes are mostly bought. I did make the button "threads" out of thermoplast and the StarMan earrings out of polymer clay. My focus was mainly on the girls!
For additional touches, I had mushroom backpacks, plush weapons and styrofoam bananas I sewed together and rigged to the chairs. (they through joke weapons such as bananas in the game)