My youngest son wanted to be Luigi this year for Halloween. He begged for the costume every time we went to Target. I felt like the boughten costume was cheap looking &
ugly plain. I knew I could put together something cuter, as well as CHEAPER than $20 buckaroos!
My kiddos are very LUCKY. This year they have 4 separate opportunities to wear their costumes. 1. My husband's work puts on a HUGE Halloween party every year. 2. The school classroom party. 3. Our schools community Halloween party. 4. And Halloween itself...aka...Trick or Treating. We actually have a few more opportunity's in our town. But this year, these our the opportunities we are taking advantage of.
So since my son was Luigi, I thought I would put together a Mario costume for my husband as well.
Here is how I did it:
I started out by getting bibs for each of them. My husband's came from Fleet Farm new ($20). My son's I got from Goodwill for ($3). My son's needed to be hemmed up, but that was not a big deal.
Next I used their hats from playing baseball. I just covered the baseball logo's with White & Green/Red felt. My felt was 67 cents for each color...white, green, red (I had lot's left over).
I used a cup to draw my circle out of white felt. I printed off a "L" & "M" on my computer, then cut them out & traced them on my green/red felt. I sewed the white circle, the letter's "L" & "M" on the hats by hand.
I found a 6 pack of jumbo buttons at Walmart for $1.92. They were assorted colors (6 in a pack), but I just spray painted them Yellow. I used Velcro circles to add the buttons to the bibs existing "buttons".
I found their red & green shirts both at the Salvation army too. My son's was $1.00 & my hubby's was 75 cents.
I finished the costumes off with white gloves. My son's were from the Goodwill for $1.99 new (they were fuzzy, soft & puffy...just like the Mario & Luigi characters), my husband's came from Fleet Farm & were 99 cents.
Then I added some mustaches from Salvation Army...99 cents each
My hubby's Mario Costume.
My son's Luigi costume.
Aren't they SO DARN CUTE!!!
Luigi & GI Joe: Snake Eyes.
So grand total for my son's costume: $8.65....grand total for my husband's costume: $24.39.
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