With all of the preparations for the hubs Mario themed birthday party, it seemed like there was no other choice than to have them go as Mario and Luigi. Plus I am not sure how long they will go for 'themed' costumes, so I am taking advantage as long as I can.
I'm not going to do a full tutorial since lot of it was flying by the seat of my pants. I will point out a few things though.
- I used this tutorial for a base on the overalls. I found there weren't quite enough instructions on the bib and back, but great for the pants
- I used a pair of denim skirt overalls to make a pattern for my Mario.
- I wimped out on the button holes and just used sew-on velcro to keep the overalls on.
- I was able to find the blue material at a Walmart "fabric road show." So it was a 5 yard bolt for $5. I have at least 2 yards left, so talk about a smoking deal!
- Total Cost: About $5(material + buttons)
- I found the Pattern for the Hats over on the Givers Log.
- I am not so good with patterns so after a lot of frustration trying to visualize it, I just followed the directions and they turned out great. Lesson: If you don't know what you are doing, just follow the directions!
- Total Cost: $3
- I found some of those eyeglass/nose/mustache disguises at the Dollar Store. I found two where I liked the shape of the mustache and then just removed the mustache.
- I super glued on some clear jewelry cording so they can wear it around their heads.
- The cried that they were hurting at first, so I covered the back with black felt to make it softer.
- Total Cost: $2
- I bought some of those "magic stretch" gloves from the $1 bins at Joanns.
- I had to make one pair smaller for Mario. It was a nightmare, and I hate hand sewing, but they will work.
- Total Cost: $2
Yippee! I don't even think you can get a cheapy plastic one for $7. The store bought Mario and Luigi costumes were $20 each. Plus, I think these are way cuter.
Have a great Halloween!