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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.

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.

Super Mario Bros from NES

Super Mario Brothers from NES

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the first Super Mario Bros. game on the Nintendo Entertainment System. To mark the occasion, Nintendo is releasing a slew of Mario games, including Super Mario 3D All-Stars and a modern version of its original Game & Watch handheld. Although we’ve provided costume guides for Mario and Luigi already, you’ll notice that their sprites are slightly different compared to their original release, where they wore color-coded overalls and a rust brown shirt instead of the more familiar blue overalls and color-coded undershirts.

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Fawful from Mario & Luigi

Fawful

In the Mario & Luigi series, Fawful is one of the main antagonists. He’s a mechanical genius with anger issues and poor Engrish. Lord Fawful shows little concern for anyone outside of Cackletta, for whom he shows blind devotion. For this costume, you can cut a small hole in the top of the mask to let a wisp of your hair out, and paint on his massive chompers.

Toad

Toads are the inhabitants of the Mushroom Kingdom and Princess Peach’s loyal subjects. They are generally cheerful and helpful, providing Mario with hints and other information throughout his adventures.

Tanooki Mario

The Tanooki Suit allows Mario all the powers of Raccoon Mario – flight, tail whip, and gliding. But additionally, the Tanooki allows him to take the form of a stone statue and become invulnerable. Introduced in Super Mario Bros. 3, it is one of the most coveted power-ups.

Princess Daisy

Princess Daisy is the princess of the faraway lands of Sarasaland. Rumored to be Luigi’s love interest, she is one of the Mushroom Kingdom gang and participates with them regularly in sports and go-karting.

Bowsette

Bowsette

Bowsette (Koppa Hime in Japan) is a fan-created genderbend of Bowser caused by the effects of the Super Crown power-up in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. After both Mario and Bowser are rejected by Princess Peach towards the end of Super Mario Odyssey, Bowser transforms to find happiness with Mario instead.

T-Rex Mario from Super Mario Odyssey

T-Rex Mario

In Super Mario Odyssey, Mario can transform into a dinosaur by throwing his hat Cappy onto a dozing tyrannosaurus rex. As huge and powerful as the dino is, Cappy must exert all his energy to control him for as long as possible.