Halloween is quickly approaching, and if you haven’t picked out a costume yet, why not go the DIY route and make easy DIY Mario and Luigi costumes?
I love these DIY Mario Brothers costumes because of the vibrant colors, simplicity, and cute factor!
Not only can making DIY costumes save you money, but it also allows for more creativity and personalization. Homemade costumes allow you to add personal touches and stand out from the crowd; I love that.
These costumes are straightforward to pull together with little to no sewing skills needed.
Continue reading through this post to learn how I made these classic video game characters come to life, including the overalls, a long-sleeved red or green shirt, white gloves, and a red or green hat.
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DIY Mario Bros Costume: The Hats
The hats were made using a free pattern and instructions I found online. Unfortunately, the link to the pattern is no longer working, so I’ve since removed it from this post 🙁.
This Super Mario Bros Hat Tutorial will work also.
I spent about $8 on felt material for the hats and maybe 2 hours of my time. Surprisingly, I was able to sew the hats by hand easily, and I am very pleased with how they turned out.
I did not adjust the hat size for my littlest boy, so it is a little big for him, but I still think it’s adorable.
Mario Brothers Costumes: The Overalls
I was able to make both pairs of overalls using only 1 yard of blue fleece.
To make the overalls, I measured the boys and drew a pattern of overalls (front and back), minus the straps, onto the fabric.
I then cut those patterns out and sewed them together right side to the right side.
Next, I cut the straps to the appropriate length, hand-sewed two yellow buttons onto the straps, and hand-sewed the straps to the overalls.
Lastly, I sewed velcro strips on the underside of the straps and overalls, where the straps meet to keep everything in place.
I completed the costumes with a red and a green shirt from the boy’s closet. I couldn’t be happier with the results.
DIY Mario Bros Halloween Costumes: Final Touches
Finish the look by adding a faux mustache to mimic Mario and Luigi’s trademark mustaches.
And don’t forget to pick up some foam pipes or mushrooms from the craft store to complete the character.