How to Make Mario & Luigi Costumes

Written by emily retherford
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Mario and Luigi are probably the most recognised video-game icons out there. They paved the way for today's video games when they were created in the '80s for the game Mario Bros. Nintendo reinvented them with their smash hit Super Mario Bros, and their popularity has never ceased to exist. Still some of the most popular video game characters today, Mario and Luigi costumes are perfect for Halloween or costume parties throughout the year.

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Things you need

  • Red turtleneck shirt
  • Green turtleneck shirt
  • 2 pair blue overalls
  • 2 pair work boots
  • 2 pair stretchy white gloves
  • 2 pageboy hats
  • 2 pieces white felt
  • Black fabric paint
  • Red felt
  • Green felt
  • Fabric glue
  • 2 stick-on handlebar moustaches
  • Red spray paint
  • Green spray paint

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  1. 1

    Use the red and green spray paint to change the colour of the pageboy hats. You should have one green hat and one red hat. Make sure the hats are completely covered, and set aside to dry. If some of the fabric colour is still showing through, repeat the process until the hats are completely covered.

  2. 2

    Cut two circles from the two pieces of white felt. These circles should be big enough to cover almost the entire front of the pageboy caps without hanging over the sides.

  3. 3

    Cut a "M" from the red felt that is large enough to be centred on the white circle. Then repeat the process by cutting a "L" from the green felt. These should both be in capital letters.

  4. 4

    Using the fabric glue, adhere the M to one of the white circles and an L to the remaining circle. Let the glue completely dry, and then glue the circles on the caps. You will glue the L on the green cap and the M on the red cap. Set aside to let the glue dry.

  5. 5

    Using the black fabric paint, draw two lines on the white gloves. The lines will start at the first and third finger and go down toward the wrist. They should reach from the fingers to about the middle of the hand. This adds to the cartoon look.

  6. 6

    Get dressed. Mario will be in all red and Luigi in all green. Put on the turtlenecks, overalls, boots, cap, gloves and then simply stick on the handlebar moustache.

Tips and warnings

  • You should spray paint the pageboy caps outdoors if possible to avoid inhaling the fumes.

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