Often associated with the 90’s, Mario Brothers became an incredibly popular video game when it was released in 1983 as an arcade game, and then again in 1985 as the world-renowned platform video game, Super Mario Brothers. The game sees Mario and his brother Luigi travel through the Mushroom Kingdom attempting to save Princess Peach from Bowser, the game’s villain.
Mario Brothers History
Mario and his brother Luigi were designed by Shigeru Miyamoto as Italian American plumbers from Brooklyn, New York. Their dominant moustaches, hats and contrasting overalls became easily recognisable popular culture icons in the 90s and have stood the test of time for the past thirty years. Their iconic appearance was actually a result of the graphical limitations of arcade game hardware at the time – a hat which limited hair motion, a strong moustache which limited the need to design facial features, and strong contrasting clothes which minimised complex animation.
Mario Brothers Costume
A Mario Brothers costume consists of blue overalls with yellow closure buttons at the chest, a red long-sleeved shirt for Mario and a green long-sleeved shirt for Luigi, brown shoes, white gloves, a thick moustache and a red or green hat with a signature ‘M’ on the front in a white circle. Some costumes include stomach padding to accentuate the character’s video game appearance. Mario Brothers costumes are suitable for children and adults, men and women and are a fun and recognisable choice for any party or fancy-dress event. They also make a great choice for people looking to dress as a pair, given the Mario and Luigi colour variations.
If you’re looking for a great costume for Halloween, a themed party or just love Super Mario Brothers, you’ll find a great range of Mario Brothers Costumes on any of the eBay store pages. Pick one up for yourself or a friend today.