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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Mario Makeover

The Challenge: Design a Mario-themed costume for my son to wear to a birthday party tonight, sans cash

Alex has been invited to a Mario birthday party and all the guests are supposed to come dressed as their favorite Mario character.  Like any socially-awkward nine year old boy who desires to fit in, it is imperative that he show up in a posh Luigi costume, ready to kick butt in this real life Mario Party 7.  The problem is, we don't have the extra funds to throw at a costume, in addition to the birthday boy's present, wrappings, and card.  So, today's task will be to create a super cool Luigi costume for a nine year old boy using things I have around my house.

I plan to use this tutorial to make a green hat from an old long-sleeve tee.  I'll add an "L" for authenticity.  Also, I will be repurposing some old jeans for Luigi's overalls.  Due to today's heat, I'll only have to use one pair to make shorties.  Disaster or not, along the way, I'll take pictures for all to see.

Do you have suggestions?  Please, please, please be kind enough to share.  I'd love to hear them because I'm just a little lost here.

1 comment:

  1. Does he have a long-sleeved green shirt and brown shoes? If so, all you'll need (after the hat and overalls) are white gloves and a brown moustache! Sounds like you've got it under wraps :)


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