DIY MARIO TENNIS COSTUMES

Josh and I were MARIO TENNIS for halloween! I love tennis apparel in general, so this was also the perfect excuse to wear a tennis skirt!

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The costumes were fairly simple to make, the only thing I could not find was a pink tennis dress. I literally looked everywhere! 

It was pretty frustrating because the pink tennis dress is basically 90% of Princess Peach’s entire outfit!!! But half the fun of creating a DIY costume is putting your own twist on it to create your own version. So I made some modifications based on the materials I was able to find and tried to make it work without compromising the look!

Here’s some of the stuff we bought and how we put it together: 

MARIO:

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  1. Red Polo shirt
  2. White running shorts. I made the blue stripes on the sides by gluing strips of ribbon
  3. A red visor, which I purchased on Amazon for only $5.91! You can find it here. I also glued an “M” iron on patch to the front.
  4. Pack of fake mustaches also from Amazon, which you can find here

PRINCESS PEACH:

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  1. A plain pink T-shirt from Michael’s
  2. A white pleated tennis skirt which I layered with another pink skirt on top. I also glued white ribbon to the pleats of the pink skirt.
  3. Princess peach accessories which I purchased on Amazon (Linked here)  It came with white satin gloves, a stick-on amulet and a plastic crown headband. The crown was kind of heavy and the headband was a little small but it wasn’t too bad, I just couldn’t shake my head around too vigorously haha. If I could do it over again and I had more time I would have probably made a custom crown out of felt or cardboard.
  4. A blonde wig, which I found at a local costume shop.

For our tennis rackets I purchased a pair of Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Controllers on Amazon for $12.99 (Linked here). I didn’t want to carry around actual full size tennis rackets all night and these had a cute little strap! So convenient!

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I also painted my racket pink!

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All in all I think it turned out pretty well! Or… close enough 😂

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