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Flint from Mother 3

Flint is the lead protagonist in Mother 3.  The father of Lucas and Claus, Flint sets off on a mission to seek revenge for his wife’s death.  Flint’s costume is inspired by stereotypical cowboy attire, including a brown cowboy hat and red bandana.  To really take it to the next level, you can either grow an impressive mustache and mutton chops or purchase prosthetic ones.

Alph from Pikmin 3

Alph is the solid, sweet, dependable sort. The most loyal engineer any captain could ask for, he is also a great cosplay option for Nintendo fans.

A white shirt, a pair of white pants, and white shoes with blue soles make up the basis of Alph’s costume. Blue fabric paint adds the details to the top while complementing the blue gloves that Alph wears. Temporary blue hair dye gives you Alph’s hairstyle. To complete his look and get you an acrylic head bubble, check on YouTube for tutorials to affix a thick silver wire to the top of the bubble as well as tutorials to safely widen the neck holes if necessary. Then wrap the blue LED lights around the wire and glue the battery pack out of sight at the back of the bubble behind your head.

captain charlie from pikmin 3

Captain Charlie from Pikmin 3

Captain Charlie is one of the three playable characters in Pikmin 3, alongside Brittany and Alph.  Captain Charlie has a brown mohawk and thin mustache, and wears a white suit with green details and matching gloves.  Taking a little time with a pair of white coveralls and shoe covers can really help personalize the look.  Use some green paint to create the green panel at the front of his suit, and even add green to the soles of the shoe covers.  Don’t forget to add his yellow star badge.  If you don’t want to grow a mustache like Captain Charlie’s, a brown eyebrow pencil can achieve a similar effect.

Nabbit from Super Mario U Deluxe

Nabbit from Super Mario U Deluxe

Nabbit (voiced by Natsuka Yokoyama) is probably one of the best-named characters in the world of Mario. A rabbit who nabs things, Nabbit slips into Toad houses and makes off with their things, though his heavy bag usually gets in his way. He might not be the nicest guy but he’s still a fun playable character in certain games and he makes for a great costume.

Creating a Nabbit cosplay takes a little bit of DIY. The first step is to glue two white felt circles to the front edge of the hoodie’s hood, then gluing a black circle over the top of either white circle. The felt circles are self-adhesive but the fabric glue will ensure they won’t fall off. You can also use the fabric flue to adhere the rabbit ears to the top of the hood.

Next, use the fabric markers to make Nabbit’s mouth on the white bandana. After that it’s just a matter of putting all the pieces together! Just do yourself a favor and don’t try to act out Nabbit’s exploits. It’ll probably go even worse than it does for Nabbit.

Mach Rider

Mach Rider

In the year 2112, planet Earth is overrun by the evil Quadrunners. It’s up to Mach Rider to travel from sector to sector on his superbike, destroying these enemies and searching for survivors in this Nintendo Entertainment System game from 1985. A more affordable option for the shoulder armor is to form red EVA foam into the right shape.

Brittany from Pikmin 3

Brittany is one of the three playable characters in the Nintendo video game Pikmin 3. She works as the botanist for the crew and records notes about the fruits found on PNF-404. Her home planet is Koppai. While strong-willed, Brittany overindulges in juice, often taking more than her fair share. Craft an antenna headband and apply pink blush to complete this look.

Make Your Own: Twilight Princess Zelda

All fabric used for this costume came from FabricWholesaleDirect.com! Released in November of 2006, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess […]

captain olimar from pikmin

Captain Olimar from Pikmin

Captain Olimar is the main protagonist of the Nintendo series of Pikmin games. While on vacation from his home planet of Hocotate, Olimar crash lands on a foreign planet where he finds small creatures he dubs Pikmin who help him as he learns to navigate the new terrain. Olimar’s costume is reminiscent of a astronaut with a clear helmet, bodysuit, and red gloves.

Mr. Resetti from Animal Crossing

Mr. Resetti from Animal Crossing

Most Animal Crossing players have come across the old temptation. The temptation to reset their island. It’s a lot of progress to make up and a lot of work to put in. But it might be worth it. If it weren’t for one little hiccup: Mr. Resetti. You can go ahead and reset your island if you want. As soon as he’s done lecturing you!

Dealing with Mr. Resetti might be hard but his cosplay isn’t! You need a mining hat and costume pickaxe, naturally. And black pace paint for the whiskers is a must.

Bowser from Super Mario Bros.

Bowser from Super Mario Bros.

Bowser is the head honcho, the King Koopa, the guy who keeps stealing Mario’s princess and putting her in another castle. He’s had thirteen voice actors over the years in two languages alone. And that’s not even going into his live action appearances. He’s mean, he’s nasty, and he’s always ready to take on Mario!

The easiest way to get a King’s look is to start with the base costume set pictured above. It will give you Bowser’s body design and is a great jumping-off point. The costume does come with an inflatable shell but it’s very small. A larger one is also listed here for those who want to upgrade. A pair of yellow clawed slippers finishes off the clothing while face paint in either yellow or pink can help your face blend in a little more with the Bowser mask.