Today I am sharing how I made an easy DIY Mario costume for my two sons. I love these DIY Mario Brothers costumes because of the vibrant colors, simplicity, and cute factor! The costumes are really simple to pull together with little to no sewing skills needed.
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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 🙁.
In total, I spent about $8 on felt material for the hats and maybe 2 hours of time. I was able to easily sew the hats by hand, and I am very pleased with how they turned out. I did not adjust the size of the hat for my littlest boy so it is a little big for him but I think it’s still 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, sewed two yellow buttons onto the straps, and sewed the straps to the overalls.
Lastly, I sewed strips of velcro on the underside of the straps, and on the 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.