Super Mario Bros Costume Styles
Where would video games be without a certain mustachioed plumber? Mario completely redefined the platforming genre of video games, while proving that turtle shells are VERY dangerous on a go-kart track. He taught us how to save princesses from another castle, how to shoot fireballs at Goombas, how to fly using nothing more than a raccoon tail and, most importantly, he taught us touching a star turns you invincible (not all of those lessons apply to real life). Of course, if you're just starting out in your journey to become the Nintendo icon, then you might need a few pointers. Well, don't worry, since we've played every Mario game to date (even those weird Game N Watch ones), so we know exactly how to create the perfect look for your outfit. Let's start by checking out some of the best Mario Bros themed costumes available.
Although we have plenty of characters to choose from, the wide cast of characters from the Nintendo series starts with the main man himself, Mario! There are tons of reasons to love Shigeru Miyamoto's little plumber. He might be the most recognizable video game character on the planet, he's always got one chipper attitude and he's the best there is at what he does (defeating Bowser and saving Princess Peach from danger). Just plan on getting spotted in a crowd immediately when you wear this Super Mario deluxe outfit, since wearing it will bring up the memories of smooshing your first Goomba and kicking your first turtle shell. It might even bring up that magical moment when you first rescued Princess Peach! (*sniff* we're getting a little teary-eyed just thinking about it).
Of course, the award for best little brother in the entire universe goes to...Luigi! Why? Well, because the guy never bails on Mario when he has to save the Mushroom Kingdom and he can jump really, REALLY high (anyone who's played Super Mario 2 knows all about that). Yes, if we could sign up to have anyone to be our bro, it would definitely have to be Luigi! Unfortunately, that just won't happen, but you can always decide to be the best bro ever with this awesome costume. This deluxe Luigi costume brings you the classic blue overalls and green top that makes Luigi stand out from his bro, so you can make sure that Mario has the backup he needs to take on Bowser. And the best part about this costume is that you can totally do the Luigi Death Stare if you wear it while cruising around the neighborhood.
Child Deluxe Mario
What kind of costume site would we be if we didn't offer a Mario costume for kids? It's a no-brainer as a solid costume idea for kid gamers. Just be careful if you take him to the go-kart track while wearing this deluxe kids Mario costume, since there's a good chance he'll try to smuggle a few red shells with him! And don't worry about the mustache. We know your little one probably hasn't quite been able to grow that perfect facial hair just yet, which is why this costume comes complete with a fake mustache.
Deluxe Mario Raccoon
Pop Quiz! How did Super Mario Bros 3 revolutionize the Mario franchise? Easy. He finally got the ability to fly by growing a raccoon tail. Now, why a raccoon tail grants anyone the gift of flight is beyond our expertise (we think it has something to do with ancient Japanese folklore), but hey, if Mario gets to take to the skies because of it, we're not going to ask too many questions about it. You don't have to run around collecting leaves just to get this look either. All you have to do is use this officially licensed Tanooki-tail inspired Mario costume.
You might be thinking to yourself, "I love Mario and Luigi, but I'm not a guy and I want something that's a little bit cuter than the normal Mario costume." Well, why didn't you just say so? We definitely have a selection of Nintendo themed costumes for girls. We wouldn't want anyone to miss out on being their favorite video game character, which is why we found these costumes that appeal to the tastes of girls who like video games AND stylish costumes, so you can have the best of both worlds. This tween Luigi costume is just one of our many options.
Deluxe Princess Peach
Perhaps you got a girl who's not into plumbing or growing a mustache? No worries. Neither is Princess Peach and she's one tough cookie! She regularly tops the charts on Mario Kart races and she's in charge of the entire Mushroom Kingdom. This kids Princess Peach costume lets your little girl assume the role of the classic character. Just make sure to keep an eye out for Bowser once your child has this licensed costume on, since he always seems to be causing trouble for her and the good Toads and Toadettes of her country.
Mario Costume Accessories
Once you've gotten your costume selected, it's time to think about accessories. If anyone knows about accessories, it's Mario. What, you don't believe us? Just think about it for a second. Even since his humble beginnings in Shigeru Miyamoto's Donkey Kong, he's been sporting a whole array of accessories and tools to get him through his quest. He started off using a mallet to smash barrels that got in his way. Later, in Super Mario Bros, he started using Super Mushrooms to enhance his look and in Super Mario World, he even started wearing a cape. We decided to follow suit, which is why we offer a large selection of costume accessories that you can pair.
Mario Tanooki Hoodie
The coveted Tanooki suit was awfully hard to acquire in Super Mario Bros 3. There were only a couple of levels you could attain it in and then, if you lost it, you lost it forever! Well, we weren't fans of that and we were able to tack down this Tanooki hoodie. No longer do you have to scour through levels after levels of Koopa Troopas and Bullet Bills just to get that Tanooki look. The cool part about this hoodie is that you can wear it to a costume party, or just casually.
Mario Accessory Kit
Becoming a plumber might take some training and experience, but looking like one (or at least a video game version of one) is super easy with a Super Mario Bros accessory like this one. This kit comes with hat, gloves, mustache and an intense urge to talk with an accent. It also sort of makes you feel a strange desire to eat portabella mushrooms while riding a dinosaur...but that's just one of the few odd side effects of this cool kit.
Luigi Accessory Kit
Mario's not the only one sporting healthy mustache and a strong knowledge about the pipes under your kitchen sink, so we didn't want to leave him out on our accessory kit roundup! This kit comes with a hat, some gloves and Luigi's awesome mustache (it took a lot of convincing to get him to part with his signature mustache). It's the quickest and easiest way to transform into everyone's favorite little brother!
Perhaps you're not the full-costume wearing type? Well, that's not a problem, since you can just slip on a set of shades to do the job. That's right! These Mario sunglasses give you the look of the mustachioed man in an instant. No funny overalls required. The accessories fit like any normal set of sunglasses, except it has a plastic mustache attached to the bottom of the frames and a bit hat attached to the top of the frames.
Evolution of Super Mario
Video games have evolved over the years, and so has Mario. From humble beginnings inside Shigeru Miyamoto's head to saving the galaxy, we don't think anyone could have predicted how many different roles Mario would assume over the years. He's been a carpenter that chases after a giant gorilla, to plumber and everything in between. Let's take a look at how he's changed over the years.
Shigeru Miyamoto wanted to emulate Mickey Mouse when designing Mario to be ready for evolution. He knew that digital technology would change, so he wanted Mario to be able to change too.
1981 Donkey Kong
Mario's origins start with Popeye. Donkey Kong was originally supposed to be a Popeye game, but they were never able to get it to work, so Shigeru Miyamoto ended up creating an original character and Mario was born.
1983 Mario Bros.
He became a plumber in Mario Bros. and he got a slight redesign with some brown hair and a color swap on his overalls.
1985 Super Mario Bros.
The Super Mario Bros. version had him wearing a brown shirt to match his boots. Although we haven't seen him sporting those colors since then, we think he looks pretty sharp!
1985 Super Mario Bros.
Of course, 1985 also began Mario's use of Super Mushrooms to a "super" size.
1988 Super Mario Bros. 2
Once Super Mario Bros. 2 hit, he went back to blue and red in his sequel! This marks the beginning of the look that we really know as the modern Mario.
1990 Super Mario Bros. 3
He finished his time on the NES by switching to some darker overalls, along with many new power ups.
1991 Super Mario World
1990's brought even more Mario! He began wearing gloves on his SNES debut and his overalls got brightened. Also, you can now see his little emblem on his hat.
1996 Super Mario 64
The Nintendo 64 saw the plumber taking the plunge into 3D, filling out his new look for the 3D age!
2002 Super Mario Sunshine-Now
As graphic capabilities increased, Mario's rough edges smoothed out into the classic character we know today! But he's still ready to jump into a new look any time the occasion requires it!
Shigeru Miyamoto really can do it all, can't he? When coming up with the iconic character, he made rough sketches of Mario, which he handed off to external illustrator to polish up. The ending result gave the world Mario!
The first iteration of Mario might not quite look the same as the way we imagine him today, but he still has his classic red and blue color scheme and beefy mustache!
In 1982, the little plumber began looking a little bit more cartoonish, which would be an ongoing change for the character.
Mario's overalls switched in 1983, giving him the color scheme we know him by today.
By 1985, he started to look like his modern self! His overalls and shirt did yet another color swap for Super Mario Bros., but that wouldn't last too long. We also see the iconic "M" on his hat at this point.
Once 1990 hit, he was back to blue suspenders and a red shirt. Other than that not much has changed about Mario.
The 3D age seemed to transfer the illustrated page to 3D design with relative ease. Mario remains an immediately recognizable character in video games to this day!