How to Create a Mario Kart Costume

by |October 24, 2012

UPDATED: September 21, 2015


Are you looking for a group Halloween costume that will combine the fun of annoying catchphrases with the fun of throwing bananas and turtle shells at your friends? Look no further than a Mario Kart group costume, my friend! So, what will you need to make this dream a reality?

Mario Kart Car

For starters, of course, everyone's going to need a car in order to make Mario Kart costumes. Luckily, we have the just the video game car for you!


mario kart costume

Mario Kart Inflatable Costume Car         Kids Mario Kart Costume


OK. Now you've got wheels. You have them, right? If not you're just being Mario characters. Which is fine, if that's what you want to do. I'm not your mom.

Now... I assume you've played Mario Kart before. If not, I feel sad for you. Or probably you should feel sad for me, since you've probably been out doing actually cool things while I was falling off of Rainbow Road.


Mario Kart Characters

OK. So you've got your basic four:


mario costume ideas

(Princess Peach Costume | Mario Costume | Toad Costume | Luigi Costume)


Kid's Mario Kart Characters

Maybe you're looking for a unique costume idea for your little ones, we know you have a to take the Wii control away to get them to come to dinner!


kids mario costume ideas

 (Child Mario Costume | Child Princess Peach Costume | Child Luigi Costume | Child Toad Costume)


Maybe you don’t need the whole kit and caboodle! (Although overalls are still in season during this time of year and they probably wouldn’t hurt your wardrobe!) For those of you who aren’t looking for a full costume, you can try these accessories to help complete your Mario Kart Halloween costumes!


Mario, Luigi, and Princess accecory kits

(Luigi Adult Accessory Kit | Mario Adult Accessory Kit | Princess Peach Adult Accessory Kit)



Sexy Mario Kart Character Costumes

Three out of four ain't bad, right? Go scantily dressed and have all the toads drooling with these hot 2015 adult looks.


sexy mario costume ideas

(Sexy Red Plumber | Sexy Pink Princess)


Cartoon Eyes Makeup Tutorial

Dress up classic Princess Peach or any of our Sexy Mario characters with our Cartoon Eyes Makeup tutorial for an even more complete look.



Mario Kart Villains

But maybe you're not such a refined Mario Kart player. Maybe you want to be one of the heavy hitters.

Wario and Waluigi


wario costumes

(Wario Costume | Waluigi Costume)



If you want to be Bowser, we would suggest getting a turtle costume and then decorating it with spikes to make him look tough and mean. Now if you want to nail this thing and clearly be the king of turtle races and rule all of Mushroom Kingdom, check out the official King Koopa look and be sure to impress the princess.


Mario Kart Bowser Halloween Costumes

(Turtle Costume | Deluxe Adult Bowser Costume)


Mario Kart Weapons

OK, cool. You've got your car and your character chosen. Now you're going to need some accessories to give you that competitive edge.


Raccoon Mario

As we all know, Red Bull gives us wings. But there's no Red Bull in Mario, so that poor guy has to rely on a raccoon hat to give him wings instead.


raccoon mario

(Raccoon Mario image source | Raccoon Accessory Set)



Or maybe that kind of subtlety isn't your thing. Maybe you just want to beat your opponents with a huge hammer. No shame in that!


inflatable mallet

(Inflatable Mallet)


Chain Chomp

You could also paint an angry face on this ball & chain and make your very own Chain Chomp!


chain chomp

(Chain Chomp image source | Ball Chain)



A mushroom is always good for an extra burst of speed. Carry all your lightning bolts and shells in this baby and whip ‘em out throughout the night if you find yourself falling behind.


mushroom purse

(Mushroom Purse)


Banana Peel

Or you could just leave an annoying trail of bananas behind you, causing your opponents to slip. You could just get some real bananas at the grocery store, but they'd probably start to get mushy. And you might attract wild Donkey Kongs to your party. Instead, I recommend an inflatable banana.


inflatable banana

(Inflatable Banana)


OK! Now you and your friends should be all set to reenact Mario Kart at your Halloween party. As Mario himself would say, "Here we go!"

Shelley Horn
Shelley Horn

Shelley Horn is our Costume Expert at, where she helps with costume design. Shelley loves incorporating costumes and accessories into her everyday outfits! She's here to help with your next cosplay piece or DIY that will catch everybody's attention.