The Super Mario Brothers!
Even if Mario is pouting on the hill. But soon he decided to participate in the camera shoot . . .
And add a little spunk to his character.
I made both of the boys hats. I viewed a couple of newsboy hat tutorials online, but I had to come up with my own pattern because I couldn't find one with dimensions. Mario's hat looks like more of a baseball cap. I altered the dimensions of Luigi's hat, maybe a little too much, to give it more of a mushroom shape at the top. I think the right look is somewhere between the two.
I also painted the M and L on the hats with fabric paint. This was a great opportunity to use the freezer paper I bought a year ago. I just cut out the circle and the letters and ironed them on the hat. Then I painted with white fabric paint and viola! A perfect letter inside a perfect circle!
I also had to make Luigi's pants. It turns out size 5 overalls aren't in style right now. With no luck finding a pattern, I was on my own. I used a pants pattern and just added the top. These took me at least 10 hours; I'm glad to be done. I think they turned out pretty well and they fit (barely). What more can you really ask for?
Have a candy filled holiday!