luigi costume guide

If you wanna make a splash this Halloween and dig the Mario Brothers series, you gotta go as everybody’s favorite green-clothed brother, Luigi. 

Here’s how to pull off a realistic Luigi costume. We’ll lay out how to get Luigi’s signature look, from that green hat and overalls to those white gloves and brown shoes. Whether you’re a seasoned cosplayer or just starting out, this guide will have you looking and feeling like the lovable Luigi in no time.

How to Dress Like Luigi from Super Mario Bros.

To dress up as Luigi from the Super Mario Bros. franchise, you must gather a few key items to complete your costume. Here are the main things you will need:

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A green hat with an “L” emblem: 

Luigi’s green hat is instantly recognizable for any fan of the classic Nintendo character. He wears a green cap with a white “L” on it. It resembles a green newsboy style cap, and can be easily replicated by cutting out a white “L” and placing it on a cap of this color and style.

Blue overalls: 

You can’t complete your Luigi costume without wearing his iconic blue overalls. They can either be blue cloth or jean overalls, so just pick a style that you like and are more comfortable in.

A long-sleeved Green shirt: 

Underneath his overalls, Luigi usually wears a long-sleeved green shirt. You can either buy a green shirt or if you have an old white shirt you’d rather use, get some green clothing dye and give it the Luigi touch.

White gloves: 

Like his brother Mario, Luigi also wears a pair of large white gloves. These gloves resemble the classic cartoon-style gloves worn by other characters, including Mickey Mouse and others. Costume stores usually sell these accessories, but you can also create your own with a bit of ingenuity by cutting and stitching together some gloves with white fabric.

Brown shoes: 

To complete your Luigi costume, you will need to find a pair of brown shoes to wear.


In addition to these items, you should add a bushy brown mustache and some brown hair to your costume if you want to be more authentic. You can use a wig or a mustache prop to achieve this look.

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About Luigi

Like his famous bro, Mario, Luigi’s been a main character in a ton of classic Nintendo games. His never-ending mission to defeat ghosts, treasures, and foes has been exciting young gamers for decades. 

In the original Super Mario Bros., he played “Player 2,” assisting Mario in his quest to free the Mushroom Kingdom from Bowser’s rule. Because of this, Luigi’s become a super popular playable character in his own right. You can find him in a bunch of games, like Luigi’s Mansion and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon. 

Thanks to his lovable personality and unique look, Luigi’s become one of gaming’s most beloved characters. Not bad for a cowardly sidekick looking for adventure.

Luigi’s a supporting character in the Super Mario Bros. games who helps Mario on his journey to save Princess Peach from Bowser and restore peace to the Mushroom Kingdom. The fact that Luigi can jump higher than Mario and stay airborne for a while gives him special abilities and lets him reach places Mario can’t. 

Like his bro, Mario, Luigi works as a plumber in the Mushroom Kingdom. Luigi’s appeared in a ton of offshoots of the Super Mario Bros. series, including Mario Party, Mario Kart, and the Mario Sports titles.

Luigi’s Look

Mario and Luigi, being brothers, bear a striking resemblance, but they got some key differences that make Luigi’s look totally unique. For one thing, they’re built different. 

While Mario’s short and chunky, Luigi’s tall and skinny. Plus, they both dig different colored overalls and hats. 

Mario’s famous for his red and blue getup, while Luigi’s instantly recognizable for his lime green duds. 

But they do share a love of mustaches! Luigi’s got a bushy brown mustache that’s a lot like his bro’s facial hair. Let’s just say it’s always Movember in Mushroom Kingdom!

Wrapping Up

Dressing up as Luigi is a fun way to celebrate your love of the Mario Bros franchise, but it’s even more fun if you go as part of a themed group. Grab some buddies and cosplay together as the whole Mushroom Kingdom crew with Mario, Princess Peach, Toad, Bowser, and Yoshi along for the ride!

With these tips in mind, you’ll be ready to jump, run, and float your way through any costume party or event as Luigi.

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