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How to Make an Easy DIY Luigi Costume

How to make a simple and inexpensive DIY Luigi Costume for Halloween, including the hat, classic Mario overalls, and a power-up star.

How was your Halloween weekend? We had a busy weekend with a few Harvest Festivals and Trick-or-Treating — and my little guy loved dressing up in his DIY Luigi Costume for the activities.

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If it were up to my three-year-old, he’d play Mario Brothers through all his waking hours. His favorite character in the game is Luigi — I think, partly, because he just loves the color green.

Of all his costumes, this was the simplest by far (he has been a dinosaur, a bug, a pumpkin, and a Mouseketeer).

How to Make an Easy DIY Luigi Costume

This easy Luigi costume pulls together quickly. A perfect green cap ,basic overalls, and a green long sleeve tee are the base components for this quick DIY project.

Everything else is made from felt and basic craft supplies.

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How to Make a Luigi Costume

How to Make a Luigi Costume

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

How to make an easy (and inexpensive!) DIY Luigi Costume for Halloween. This no-sew Halloween costume includes the classic Mario Game hats, overalls, and power-up stars.




Luigi Logo

  1. Cut out one circle from the white felt with fabric scissors.
  2. Cut out an “L” from the green felt with fabric scissors.
  3. Attach the “L” to the white circle with hot glue.
  4. Attach the logo to the cap with safety pins (or needle and thread.) diy luigi costume for child

Yellow Buttons

  1. Cut out two circles from the yellow felt with fabric scissors.
  2. Use a black permanent marker to draw 4 dots in a square.
  3. Connect the dots with an “X”.
  4. Attach the buttons to the overalls with safety pins (or needle and thread.) luigi costume on little boy

Power-Up Star

  1. Cut out a star from the yellow felt with fabric scissors.
  2. Use a permanent marker to draw black oval-shaped eyes.
  3. Cut small dots from the white felt with fabric scissors.
  4. Hot glue the white dots to the center of the black eyes.
  5. Cut a short piece of string (approx 3″.)
  6. Loop the string and attach it to the back of the star with hot glue.
  7. Attach the star to the overalls by looping the string over one of the overall buttons.

Such an easy costume! Plus, the Luigi cap is now part of our “dress-up clothes (Halloween and playtime, a 2-in-1 DIY project).

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Wednesday 30th of August 2017

What size hat would you recommend for a 3 year old?

Lora Green

Wednesday 30th of August 2017

Follow this link to see an option with several sizes XS-XXXL (affiliate link, fyi). We got a size M(7) for my 3 yr old and it was loose, but not so large that it was sliding down or anything. He has always had a large head though :) so his head might be larger than a typical 3-year old's head. They do have this guide on the listing: XS/S(base 6 1/2), M/L(base 7), XL/2XL(base 7 1/2), 2XL/3XL(base 8) and it assuming it means inches, that seems pretty accurate. His size 7 is about 7" across the base.

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Tuesday 4th of November 2014

It's a nice quality hat, I was impressed!


Tuesday 4th of November 2014

So cute! We had a Mario year a few years back (with Mario, Luigi, and Wa-Luigi), and I think we might have had that exact same cap from Amazon :)

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