We had our first real party dress up this week! It took some discussion before BJ would decide what character he wanted to be though. I was really trying to avoid a Star Wars themed costume. I have never seen a Star Wars movie so still not really sure where I would start! He hadn't either so really was only going by what his friends like. But since he plays Mario games sometimes it seemed like a good option & was approved of! After a little surfing online it didn't take long to find a costume idea for that either. After a little more surfing & voila, I had the ideas for how to construct too! The overalls were a breeze with the info at Smashed Peas & Carrots. The hat too was easy peasy! All there at your finger tips these days! A look around op shops found me nothing so I had to make! But that's ok. It turned out well. I found the red fleece & blue felt in a quick trip to town. They had exactly what I needed. I had the hat done with in the hour of purchase & the overalls done not long after tea time! So pleased! The big boy was too so that was a good start. But he did tell me he needed a star & a mushroom as of course they have those on the game. So umm... I gave in to the challenge. Printed out the star from online & used him as a pattern. The mushroom I made up. Probably a bit taller than the ones in the game but oh well.
The costume was a success as were the additions of props. They were "playing Mario" running around getting the stars & mushroom "collecting" points! Quite funny to see. Now I am hoping I can find a book on Mario. Then we could re-use the costume for book week later in the year. Otherwise the blue overalls may turn into a lego man costume later on instead!
Have a great week!