Super Mario Brothers Costume
The Mario Family
|Costume type:||Costumes for Families|
This homemade costume for families entered our 2020 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Heather, the 'Super Mario Brothers' costume creator:
Our family loves Super Mario and has regular family games nights playing their games. We had fun coming up with every one's costume. We used a combination of store bought and home made options.
Mario (Dad): His was a purchased union suit from Walmart for $16. The hat and gloves came in a kit with Luigi's for $20 off Amazon. But as I'm a mask maker, he had to have a mask that showed off the Mario Mustache. Total cost: $26
Luigi (Mom): Other than the hat and gloves, mine was completely home made. I used about a yard of blue felt, which I just cut to look like the Mario over alls. It is held together with thread and hot glue. I purchased a white shirt for $2 from Joann fabric and dyed it green with color I already had from my crafting shelves. Total cost: $15
Bowser (Isaac- age 10): we purchased the bowser head and inflatable shell from amazon for $24. He also got a $2 shirt from joann's. His stomach shell is a 1/2 yard of felt. The wrist bands came from my crafting supply. Total cost $28
Piranha Plant (Jude - age 7): This was the most fun. We took inspiration from Pinterest. His head is from 2 bowls from Dollar Tree. We cut the bottom out of one, then duct taped the bowls as the angle we wanted. I used cardboard triangles in the corners of the jaw for added support. Then with a whole lot of hot glue and felt we covered the bowls and added the spots and teeth. He got a $2 shirt from Joann, which I dyed green. For his tube, I took a $1 laundry basket from Dollar Tree. I cut the basket part and used the top ring as the support for his tube. I wrapped that in card board. I scored the card board every 1/2" on one side to make a smooth curve. I glued felt to the board to hang to the ground. I added slits to help him walk. Then took another piece of cardboard. Scored it and wrapped it in the felt. I added this as the lip of the pipe. Lastly, I took the extra felt and made straps by doubling them over with hot glue in between. This I hot glued them to the inside lip. Total cost: $12
Rosalina (Hazel - age 4) Her dress is a Cinderella dress she had in her closet. I added a white collar similar to Rosalina's, with a star in the middle. Then I made her a star buddy, which I had sewn in an elastic strap so she could wear it cross body style. She had a star wand which came from Amazon and a crown from Dollar Tree. Her aunt fixed her hair to come over her eye because to her, she couldn't be Rosalina unless it did. Total cost: $6
Trick or Treat Bags: These are $1 bags from Dollar General. I glued felt over the front and then glued the question mark and rivets in the corner. I thought they just added a final touch to our outfits. Hazel loved having me hold it up so she could jump and pretend to hit it for people. Total cost: $3
We all had so much fun with our costumes and loved the reactions we got trick or treating. It brought so many smiles to people's faces...but especially my kids...which is what it's all about.