Mario and Luigi Go Kart Costumes Halloween Blog Hop

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The best part of Halloween for me is designing fun costumes for the kids and family.  Anytime that we can be silly and play dress up is a win in my books! I am beyond excited about today because I have joined forces with a fabulous group of bloggers to bring you 80+ DIY Halloween Costume Ideas.  Epic right?!   We are teaming up with Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes to bring you tons of easy ideas to get your craft on and create a unique Halloween Costume of your own.Along with our Mario and Luigi Go-Kart Costumes I’m sharing 88+ more really awesome handmade costume ideas to jump start your DIY Halloween Spirit!

101+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

Having twins allows me to think in doubles.  They have been spiders, Thing One and Thing Twomonsters, Yip Yips, Angry Birds, Super Heroes and Star Wars Angry Birds!  This year we totally geeked out and created our very own  Mario and Luigi Go-Kart Costumes.

Introducing Isaiah as Luigi.

 And Cameron as Mario.

 We began with this cardboard car kit.  You could totally build one out of cardboard boxes but simply putting this together saved a lot of time.   We also had Mario and Luigi costumes for the boys to wear.

Build the car inside out so only the white cardboard is showing.  This allows for easier painting later as you don’t have to cover up the black outlines that the car comes with.

 Next spray paint the entire car red.  This took one entire can of red spray paint for us.


 Add details like racing stripes and Mario symbol using acrylic paint.

 A fin and tail lights are a must!

 We created wings using some scrap cardboard and hot gluing them to the car.

 Cut circles of cardboard out for tires.  Paint on details with acrylic paint.

 Cut a circle of cardboard in half and paint it to use for a steering wheel.  Cut two pieces of ribbon about thirty inches long for straps.  Use a hot glue gun to fasten these all on to the car.  Repeat these steps in green and blue for Luigi.
And now it’s time for tons more DIY Halloween costume inspiration! Join in on the BLOG HOP! Click on the links below each collage to get the detailed instructions about how to make the costume pictured, just like mine above. Don’t forget to follow the Handamde Halloween Costumes Pinterest Board for even more DIY costume greatness!


88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

1. Handmade Baby Hamburger Costume

2. DIY Baby Game Boy Costume

3. DIY Minecraft Steve Costume

4. Football Brothers Halloween Costumes with DIY Pads and Onesie

5. Star Trek Halloween Costume for Kids

6. A Bee and Her Keeper

7. No Sew Magician Costume

8. Flint Lockwood Costume

9. Pinocchio

10. Marty McFly

11. Princess Wedding Dress Costume

12. Handmade Lalaloopsy Doll Costume

13. Homemade Toothless Costume

14. DIY Mermaid For Less Than $20 (No-Sew Option)

15. Easy Tinker Bell Costume

16. Mario and Luigi Go Kart Costumes

17. Dog The Bounty Hunter and Beth

18. Family Monsters University Costumes

19. Scooby Doo family costumes

20. DIY Storm Cloud Costume


88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

21. Cheap and Easy DIY Spider Costume

22. Easy Tin Man Costume

23. No Sew Bee Costume

24. Planet Halloween Costumes

25. DIY Cheshire Cat Costume

26. DIY Instagram Board

27. Elsa crown

28. Dog Collar Ruffles

29. DIY Pineapple Baby Costume

30. DIY Lego Movie Costume

31. Weeping Angel Costume

32. Disney Planes Costume: Dipper

33. Easy Pirate Costume

34. Easy Costume Idea – Renaissance Girl

35. 10 Minute Homemade Jellyfish Costume

36. DIY Cat Costume

37. Lucy And Ricky Costumes

38. Easy Frozen Costumes

39. Easy Greek Goddess Costume

40. DIY Family Willy Wonka Costumes

101+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

41. DIY No Sew Maleficent Costume

42. No Sew Pineapple Halloween Costume

43. Graveyard Bean Bag Toss: Trunk or Treat Car Costume

44. DIY Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Costumes

45. DIY Raccoon Costume with Printable Mask

46. Easy WildStyle Lego Movie Costume

47. Simple Hello Kitty Costume

48. No Sew Minnie Mouse Costume

49. DIY Inspector Gadget and Penny Costumes

50. DIY Frozen Elsa Dress Baby Edition

51. Fairy Princess Dog Costume

52. DIY Hashtag Halloween Costume

53. Toddler or Baby Egg Costume

54. Easy No Sew Olaf Costume

55. DIY Baymax Costume

56. DIY Tooth Fairy Costume

57. Baby Short Stack Pancake Costume

58. Elephant and Piggie Halloween Costumes

59. Instagram Halloween Costume

60. Peter Pan & Mr. Smee Halloween Costume



88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at

61. Wildstyle Costume from the Lego Movie

62. Fred and Wilma Couples Costume

63. Viking Family Costumes

64. DIY Cruella de Vil Costume for a child

65. Disney Frozen Olaf Halloween Treat Bucket

66. How to Make a Minecraft Steve Head

67. DIY Harry Potter Costume

68. DIY Duck Dynasty Costumes

69. No Sew Cupcake Baker Halloween Costume

70. DIY Skunk Mask

71. Ghostbusters Proton Pack DIY

72. Frozen Anna Costume Tutorial

73. Candy Corn Costume

74. Paw Patrol Halloween Costume

75. No Sew Toothless Dragon Costume

76. DIY Robot Costume

77. Wonder Woman Costume

78. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Costume

79. Thrifted Gentleman Spy DIY Halloween Costume

80. DIY Boy Garden Gnome Costume

81. Group Costume: Bob Ross, Happy Tree, & Squirrel

82. DIY Blues Brothers Costumes

83. Snow White Costume

84. Peacock Princess Costume

85. Scarecrow Costume

86. Easy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Costume

87. Handmade Teddy Bear Costume

88. Princess Elsa and the Spy Kid

89. DIY Baby Koala costume

What handmade costume ideas did you love the most?! Be sure to click over to get the costume instructions, pin the costume, and let them know you love it!
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  2. […] If you want your kids to be scooping up the best costume award this Halloween, this homemade show stopper is the only way to go. The only downfall with this design is you’ll need to make two costumes… Mario and Luigi are as popular now as they were in the early 90s and this costume design is set to win the compliments of all other kids this Halloween. See the full set of instructions here. […]

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