Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Homemade Mario Costume

It’s amazing to me how much Halloween costumes cost.


 Source: buycostumes.com

This Mario Brothers one is even better priced than the one I saw last weekend at the store. It did get my creative juices flowing to find a way to recreate it way cheaper.

The only thing we bought at the costume store was this hat. SKB #1 suggested we spray paint it. He’s my boy!

Then I got to work. I used my hole-puncher to make the “buttons” and the “M” emblem.

I did as SKB #1 suggested and spray painted the hat. I also spray painted the “buttons”. As I was putting together this post, it dawned on me that I could have just used yellow construction paper. Duh! Live and learn, my friends. Live and learn. Speaking of learning, please wear gloves when spray painting unless you're willing to ruin your mani.

We already had overalls and I used double-sided foam tape to stick the "buttons" and the emblem on.

For the shirt, I just turned a Shrek shirt inside out.  Hey, if he’s willing to wear it, it’s on him.

It was much easier to buckle without the “buttons”.  So buckle first, tape last.

Once the hat is completely dry, tape the emblem.

One down, two to go.

Almost forgot the mustache!!

Total cost of the costume was the cost of the hat, $6.41. Not bad, ey?


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Susan @ Entertain Exchange said...

Well done - I love making costumes from things I already own.

Submit it in my Handmade Halloween Contest - starts now!

Susan,
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Cathy @ The Far Fifty said...

This looks great! Will another SKB be Luigi?

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

way better than store-bought!!! my kids costumes were homemade as well- though not by me! by my talented mom! love the 'stache!

Sheena said...

I love this!

You know, since you are spray painting the hats, you could just buy those really cheap painters hats at Home Depot for a buck. Just a thought. But I think that your son looks SO cute! Home made costumes are SOOOO much better than bought.

Sheena
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Tauni said...

How fun! I am working on a couple of Super Mario characters...Bowser, Luigi and Yoshi. I just have to put the finishing touches on them!

Anna @ Take the Side Street said...

Way cute! I made Mario costumes for my boys too, and I created a template for moustaches to cut out of foam if you want to try that for Halloween! Here's the link if you want to see it:
http://takethesidestreet.blogspot.com/2010/10/its-me-mario.html

Teachinfourth said...

Yanet, this is fantastic! You up for making me a costume, too?

Rachel said...

Wow, what a great tutorial! I think a lot of people would find this useful. Would you mind if I linked to it from my site: www.allfreeholidaycrafts.com ?

Let me know your thoughts!

Thanks!
Rachel @ AllFreeHolidayCrafts

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Rachel, I tried contacting you via your website but had no success. I hope you get this.

I'd be flattered if you link this post to allfreeholidaycrafts.com. Thank you!