Introduction: Lakitu Costume - Super Mario

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Okay, today i'm gonna show you how to make a Lakitu costume from Super Mario. We will start with a look on the material to use :

  • Snow Carpet
  • Hot Glue
  • Cardboard or foam
  • Big size color paper sheets (Green and White)
  • Paint (Red, black)
  • Old protection glasses
  • Cord
  • Fishing rod

Step 1: Determining the Size

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The first step is to make the cloud. I took some cardboard that I already had. I rolled up the cardboard to adjust it to my waist size. I glued erverything with hot glue.

Step 2: Finish the Cloud

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Take your fake snow carpet and wrapped it all around your cardboard. You can put effects to your cloud to make "distortion" and not just a cylindrical cloud. (such as 'peaks' on sides like in the picture).

For eyes and mouths, you can either take black paper, cardboard or foam painted. Make a choice.

And as always I used hot glue.

Step 3: Protection Glasses

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Latiku have "race glasses". The outline of his glasses is black. So, I took old protection glasses and I just draw the outline with a black marker.

Step 4: Shell

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To make the shell I tooked the papercraft model of the blue shell in Mario. I cut only the blue part. Before printing, I enlarged this blue part according to my size. I had to print it on multiple pages...I drew the result on my big green paper and I assembled everything.

For the border of the shell (White part) I drew on my white sheet a circle (we can see it on the image).

I took some cord to attach it to my back.

Step 5: Stoplights + Fishing Rod

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To make the StopLights, I used foam. As you can see, it is simply a rectangle prism with 3 holes. Over the holes, I drew a form on some foam (you can see it in the pictures, not accurate). I cut it and wrapped it around each holes.

I used a hook to attach the line to the stoplights.

Step 6: Finish Result + Decoration?

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An easy and cheap DIY project for everyone. Hope you enjoyed it, any comment is welcome.

- John, from Canada


AlexNeedsAName made it! (author)2014-10-30

Thanks for the great tutorial! Found it just in time for Halloween :D Didn't have foam (or the skill) to make the light look good, so I just made an easier "Final Lap" sign.

this is awesome! really good looking!

seamster (author)2014-10-10

Nicely done! Anything Mario related is always cool.

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