Mario Costume: The Basics
Creating your own Mario Costume from the hit Nintendo game series will be fun and iconic! The steps are simple, start with a base Mario Costume set, add the classic hat and mustache, other accessories and you will be ready to face the wilds of the mushroom kingdom!
Primary costume items include your choice of a base Mario Costume set, hat and themed accessories. Optional additional items include the game series, comics and other merchandise, you know for background research!
Mario Costume: The Story
Nintendo is the largest video game company by revenue and is unarguably a staple of all of our collected childhoods. Bringing us characters like Mario and his brother Luigi, the Mario World adventures have worked a mushroom shaped space in all of our hearts. That space has been filled with epic adventures in several consoles since Nintendo’s creation of video games in the 1970’s.
As a company it has actually been around for a record 125 years, founded in September 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi. Originally producing a series of playing cards, this is a perfect example of a fundamental game company that evolved with the times. Translated from its native language of Japanese, Nintendo means “leave luck to heaven.” As they certainly did, as a company they have sold over 670.43 million hardware units and 4.23 billion software units in their time in the gaming industry. With the recent passing of CEO and President Satoru Iwata, in his wake memories of all of the games he loved are honoring his passing. Thus, cosplays of nintendo characters are becoming more and more frequent.
Mario Costume: The Costume
Mario is a easy cosplay option to pursue. Creating your own Mario costume will require the primary costume items of the classic blue overalls, red shirt and yellow buttons. Secondary costume items include his white gloves and option of plush additions.
Mario Costume: The Options
Mario Costume: Gender Bender Option
Mario Costume: Accessories
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