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Super Mario Costume

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Super Mario Costume

Here's the finished Super Mario!

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Photo #1 - Here's the finished Super Mario! Photo #2 - Plastic cauldron with hole cut for mouth and baseball helmut screwed inside Photo #3 - Making the Mario hat from watching Beck Blow video.  Cereal box and duct tape inside to give it shape. Photo #4 - Used felt and attached with spray glue - starting from the front and smoothing in small sections as you go. Used quilt batting to make cheeks Photo #5 - Wasn't sure what to do with the extra felt as I came around the sides - then had the idea to fold them up and make the ears!  Hand stitched them in place and used brown felt hair to cover any seams. Photo #6 - Cut eyes and moustache out of construction paper so we could check the spacing as we worked.  Then cut out of coloured felt and spray glued in place.  We used an only photo of mario as inspiration. Photo #7 - The nose was tricky to attach due to it's protrusion from the face!  Used stitching, spray glue and hot glue to fasten tightly!  Photo #8 - Sewed the hospital top to look like overalls and tucked in the shirt over the pillow belly.  Voila!  Ready for halloween!
Costume type:  Costumes for Boys
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Video Game Costumes

This homemade costume for boys entered our 2013 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Heidi, the 'Super Big Super Mario' costume creator:

My 12 year old son is wearing the costume. All his friends are going as Mario Brother characters and he wanted to do something special. We used your site as inspiration. We started with a paper mache head that cracked! I almost went to get the store bought boring Mario costume until...I read somewhere online that an upside down witches cauldron could work. Brilliant! The day before Halloween I got the last one at a halloween store. It was fate! I worked all day with felt and spray glue. I found a you- tube video (Becky Blow) on how to make a mario hat and I super sized it! I found blue hospital uniform at a thrift shop and just cut the top into the overalls shape. I also found a round sofa cushion at the thrift shop to act as the belly. We screwed an old baseball helmet inside the cauldron head to give it a nice snug fit. Used cut panty hose and glue gun to cover the mouth opening so my son could see out - but no-one can see in. He loves it!!!!!! The whole thing took me about 10 hours to make and supplies included: $20 cauldron, $15 felt, $15 spray glue, $10 thrift shop clothing = $60 Small price for a very happy son. A great bonding experience to build together with your kids and show the creative spirit of halloween.


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#1 comment by Gail Neff November 2, 2013

This costume is so amazing! I think it should get first prize!!

#2 comment by molly e smith November 3, 2013

Awsome work Jacob-Great costume

#3 comment by Uncle Scott November 4, 2013

Well done Jacob

#4 comment by Papa Smith November 4, 2013

Terrific job

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