Goomba Costume

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Goombas are one of the most iconic enemies in the world of video games, first appearing in the classic Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Whether you’re a fan of the classic games or more recent titles, a Goomba costume is a fun and recognizable costume choice. With a few simple materials and a bit of creativity, you can create your very own Goomba costume that is sure to turn heads at any costume party or event.

Goomba Costume – Super Mario

So grab your crafting supplies and let’s get started on making a Goomba costume!


Goomba Costume - Super Mario Fancy Dress - Cosplay - Pants

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The khaki brown pants serve as the foundation of the costume, creating the basic shape and color for your Goomba character.

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Beanie Cap

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The brown beanie cap is essential in hiding your hair and keeping your face inconspicuous, allowing the focus to be on the mushroom face that you will create later.

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Goomba Costume - Super Mario Fancy Dress - Cosplay - Sneakers

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Brown sneakers complete the look of the Goomba by providing the signature brown shoes that are seen in the video games.

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Brown Fabric

Goomba Costume - Super Mario Fancy Dress - Cosplay - Brown Fabric Paper

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Brown cloth fabric is used to create the large mushroom face that is a hallmark of the Goomba character. By gradually widening the fabric down to your thighs, you can create the unique shape of a mushroom.

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Upholstery Foam

Goomba Costume - Super Mario Fancy Dress - Cosplay - Foam

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Upholstery foam is added to the cloth fabric to bulk up the mushroom face, making it more rounded and 3-dimensional.

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White Felt Paper

Goomba Costume - Super Mario Fancy Dress - Cosplay - White Felt

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White felt paper is used to cut out the white parts of the eyes and fangs, which are important features of the Goomba’s face. These white felt pieces will be attached to the mushroom face you created with the cloth and foam.

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Black Felt Paper

Goomba Costume - Super Mario Fancy Dress - Cosplay - Black Felt Paper

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Black felt paper is used to complete the details of your mushroom-like outfit, specifically the mouth, eyebrows, and black part of the eyes. These details will add character and bring the Goomba costume to life.

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Goomba Overview

Goomba is a fictional character and enemy in the popular video game franchise, Super Mario. It first appeared in the original Super Mario Bros. game for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1985. Goombas are mushroom-like creatures that walk back and forth on platforms and can harm the player character, Mario, by jumping on his head.

Goombas have become iconic symbols of the Super Mario franchise and are recognized by gamers around the world. They are one of the most basic and common enemies in the games and often serve as the introduction to new gameplay mechanics and challenges. Despite their simple design and behavior, Goombas have a distinctive appearance and play a crucial role in the games they appear in.

In subsequent games, Goombas have been depicted in different ways, with different abilities and appearances. For example, some Goombas wear helmets and are immune to Mario’s jumping attack, while others can fly or shoot projectiles. Despite these variations, Goombas remain a staple of the Super Mario franchise and are beloved by fans of the series.

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Written by Doc Cotton

Doc Cotton is a man of simple pleasures and diverse interests. His heart belongs to the world of cosplay, costumes and fancy dress, with a special fondness for Halloween, where his creative spirit truly shines. Over the years he has been hired by people across the country to make custom halloween costumes and other fancy dress for specific events.

When he's not busy crafting imaginative costumes, Doc Cotton loves nothing more than a good party. He's the one who knows how to turn any gathering into a memorable event, infusing it with fun and excitement.

Beyond the world of costumes and festivities, Doc Cotton finds solace and joy in van life and outdoor adventures. Whether he's hitting the open road, camping beneath the stars, or exploring the great outdoors, he cherishes every moment of his outdoor escapades.

You can catch up with Doc Cotton's insights and experiences on his writing platforms, CostumeRocket and HotPartyShack. There, he shares his costume wisdom and event-planning expertise, offering inspiration and tips to fellow enthusiasts.

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