It’s that time of year again when the Mario Halloween costumes can come out of the closet and turn your local bar or club into a who’s who of Mushroom Kingdom’s famous faces. Ok, so maybe you’re more likely to see a swathe of Jokers and Harley Quinns, but that doesn’t mean that the moustachioed plumber isn’t still a go-to costume for plenty, with some going to extra mile to make it work.
Of course, with it being the season, many are sharing their Mario Halloween costumes on Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, and just about anywhere else to impress the legions of Nintendo fans who appreciate a good cosplay. There are also plenty of Mario-inspired pumpkin carvings out there, with spooky boos, classic power-up mushrooms, and even Mario’s iconic face cut into the big autumnal veggies.
The classic red and blue dungaree outfit is of course the most popular option for those looking for Mario Halloween costumes, quite often with a Luigi on hand to make the double act work. However, we’ve seen a growing number of attempts at Princess Peach, Bowser, Donkey Kong, and Toad dress-up with the characters more in the cultural consciousness than ever before thanks to the upcoming Mario movie release date.