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Hi Everyone!

Here's a last-minute DIY Halloween costume accessory for those planning to dress up as a Super Mario Bros. or other Nintendo character. With these instructions you can make an inexpensive Coin Block and Coin that can be hung above your head using a 3rd person POV mount. (I'll show how to make that mount in a future Instructable.) In the video tutorial, I show how it looks when I'm wearing the mount and my Mario hat!

If you have any questions, feel free to post them.

Step 1: Materials Needed

  • Spray Paint-White, Black, Yellow $6 (Lowe's)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Paper Clips/Hooks
  • Wire/String
  • Cardboard Box
  • Painters Tape/Masking Tape
  • 3rd Person POV mount (tutorial coming soon)

Step 2: Measure, Cut, and Tape

Make a 7" box and coin by cutting the shapes out of a cardboard box and using painter's tape to build them.

NOTE: See video for step-by-step instructions.

Step 3: Paint

Spray paint both with yellow paint and use stencils to make the "?" for the block and the rectangle for the coin.

Use hooks/paper clips and wire/string to attach the block and coin to a 3rd person POV mount.

NOTE: See video for step-by-step instructions.

Step 4: Don't Forget to Watch the Video for Detailed Instructions!

Check out the final result here!

<p>Very cool idea. Perfectly simple accessory for any Mario costume!</p>

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