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Dry Bowser Costume

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Dry Bowser Costume

Final Dry Bowser Costume with Glowing Eyes

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Photo #1 - Final Dry Bowser Costume with Glowing Eyes Photo #2 - Dry Bowser From the Side Photo #3 - Dry Bowser from the Back Photo #4 - The Completed Tortoise Shell Photo #5 - Early Stages, Paper Mache head Photo #6 - Getting the shape of the head Photo #7 - The tortoise shell before completion Photo #8 - The tail before completion Photo #9 - The Image we were working from
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 Beth, the 'Dry Bowser' costume creator:

My son wanted to be Dry Bowser for Halloween. He is a character from Mario World and Mario Kart. We couldn't find this for purchase anywhere so my mother and I decided to take on the challenge. I took us over a month to create, but, we were very detail up to the eyes that glow red. His tortoise shell was made out of a red dog bed, the pattern was painted on, and the bed already had straps we used to have him carry it on his back. Styrofoam cones were shaved down and spray painted to attach for the spikes on his shell. A vacuum cleaner hose was sewed into the outside of the shell to make it's shape. The head was made out of paper mache, we used a beach ball to get the shape, then covered with a thin fleece, we attached glowing eyes that lit up. We used horns from a viking helmet to use for his horns. The rib cage was made out of upholstery foam sewed into fleece long rectangular tubes that we attached to the shell. We dressed him all in black and then attached white fleece bones to his legs to make him look skeletal. The tail was made out of a cardboard insert from a box of bottles, we cut it apart and attached them together, covered it with thin batting/gauze and spray painted it to match the bone color. Very involved!

Rating: 4.8 of 5. Votes: 36

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#1 comment by MiKE kent shepherd July 24, 2014

How much is it to buy from you?

#2 comment by margarita smith October 19, 2014

Hi I was wondering if u would sell me this costume. My son really wants to be dry boswer and I don't have the time to make it. Please!

#3 comment by Fernando October 23, 2014

That is Freaking Kool !!

#4 comment by Jessica November 18, 2014

Where can I get one of these?

#5 comment by Axel July 30, 2018

Je peux avoir ce déguisement s'il vous plaît

#6 comment by Mary C Connolly Cardwell October 6, 2018

Is this this costume for sale? If yes how much?

#7 comment by Kathleen Buff September 2, 2019

Is this costume for sale?

#8 comment by Beth September 3, 2019

Unfortunately it's not for sale, but thank you for your interest!

#9 comment by Kristina September 28, 2019

What did you use for the jaw bone?

#10 comment by Judy September 16, 2020

Checking in...would you consider selling the Dry Bowser costume now?

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