Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Mario & Luigi Halloween Costumes

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
&
WHOLA!!!

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.

Not bad!!!

Enjoy!!!



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3 comments:

  1. I love it! My daughter (6) is going to be Louiji or a pirate, she's not sure. But she is obsessed with them!!! Great job, and what a good sport your hubs is.
    I'm her from Brooklyn Limestone.

    Cindy

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  2. SOOOO cute! You did a great job, they look so happy! We love family themes.

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  3. My son loves Mario and Luigi, so I'm going to keep this in mind for next year! Found you through Pinterest and just wanted to let you know that I'll be featuring this on our blog tomorrow. Be sure to stop by and check it out!

    http://lifeinthemotherhood.blogspot.com

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