Costume :Bowser King Koopa
Variant :Normal Version
Source :Mario
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2010

Costume Photos


My Bowser!

Bowser at Expo with Peach

Bowser at Expo with Master Chief

Bowser at Expo

Bowser head WIP

Bowser back with shell

Bowser Shell

Bowser Ref.


Costume Information

Cost : £50 so far ....
Time Taken : Lots and lots and lots of hours : |

This is a costume I'm making for the other half :p
I really have lost track on how many hours I have spent on this, as most of it has to be handsewn.
This costume is going to be fully lined, and have stuffing in it!

21.10.10 Update!
7 days to go ...
I'll try my hardest to get this done in time, but seeing as I work full time, I haven't really got much time left at all ;_;
Still need to make feet, hands, sew on velcro and finish the head .. eep ...


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That shell is looking awesome! :)

by LittlePidgey4 on Thursday, 16 September, 2010 - 11:57
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Thank you :)

by alytheluvly on Thursday, 16 September, 2010 - 12:07
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Wow that shell looks amazing (0_0)

by Berserk667 on Friday, 17 September, 2010 - 00:02
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Hehe thanks ^_^

by alytheluvly on Friday, 17 September, 2010 - 09:20

Wow that looks awesome! Looking forward to seeing this!!

by Aria Hope on Friday, 17 September, 2010 - 13:08
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Thank you :)

by alytheluvly on Friday, 17 September, 2010 - 13:38
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Cannot wait to see this !
The shell looks amazing :D

by My__RoadOfBlood on Wednesday, 22 September, 2010 - 15:15

freakin' win, awesome shell right thar.

by Anggul on Wednesday, 22 September, 2010 - 20:45
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This is actually epic!

by alienqueen on Sunday, 3 October, 2010 - 17:20
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Awesome hope to see you at expo!

by Darkiekun on Sunday, 3 October, 2010 - 17:21
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This looks great! Can't wait to see the head.

by KhaosKreator on Sunday, 3 October, 2010 - 18:00
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epic, epic, EPIC!
Love it...

by amberlovers on Sunday, 3 October, 2010 - 19:33
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this looks so awesome :D

by Inuyoku on Sunday, 3 October, 2010 - 20:28
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Thanks for all the comments! I should hopfully get this finished in time!!

by alytheluvly on Sunday, 3 October, 2010 - 22:26
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It looks amazing sooo far ^_^ nice the shell

by SamanthaKaiba on Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - 19:15
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WOW, AWESOME!! :D Can't wait to see this~

by LittlePidgey4 on Thursday, 21 October, 2010 - 11:08
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Haha, wow, this looks amazing. Will definitely be looking out for you!

by Flick on Monday, 25 October, 2010 - 01:08
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Tell mark he was awesome..cuz he really got into charcater for the posing and he was so much fun with it. ^_^ Bowser rocked!

ps the lil - Do not feed the Bowser - sign was a nice touch, really funny. :P

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 1 November, 2010 - 11:51
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I completely love this. Soft, cute, yet full of Bowser evilness!

by Odd-One-Out on Monday, 1 November, 2010 - 17:00
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Thanks everyone for the commments ^_^

@ Ranma - Mark really enjoyed being Bowser for the day. The sign was made a day before the expo (something Mark thought of doing, whilst I was finishing sewing!)

by alytheluvly on Tuesday, 2 November, 2010 - 10:30
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Oh well done Mark for the sign then - an excellent prop, it works so well in photos and on the day. I'm sure it made others smile too.
..even though someone did actually - feed the bowser - apparently.. weren't there some sweeties found in his mouth at the end of the day? :D

Definitely found a new cosplay conscript there. ^_~

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 3 November, 2010 - 15:16
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I'm glad he made it! was quite funny hearing people reactions to it!
And the free sweets were a bonus!

by alytheluvly on Thursday, 4 November, 2010 - 19:31
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You guys were great! I got a few photos of y'all

by Heorot on Thursday, 18 July, 2013 - 10:41
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Oh yay! Do you mind if I use these pics? :) x

by alytheluvly on Thursday, 18 July, 2013 - 13:05

Shopping List

8 Meters Material (mainly Cotton)£45.00Bought
1.5m material£7.50Bought
Foam! Free from work!£0.00Bought
Polyfil! free from work!£0.00Bought
Helmit, Free from relative.£0.00Bought


Chugging along :) (Posted 25th October 2010)

So I still need to do some details to the eyes.
I'm happy with the hair (so spiky!)
There are things I'd like to improve, but I really don't have enough time :(
Hands and feet just need some finishing touches done.
And the collars just need the spikes sewn to them )

The last weekend ... (Posted 25th October 2010)

I managed to make some feet, hands and I've almost finished the head :D
Still need to sew a stupid amount of studs and claws though ...
Should be done in time! :3

Slowly but surely ... (Posted 18th October 2010)

For the past 2 days I have pretty much been working none-stop on Bowsers head :|
The mouth is attached, and it is HUGE!
I've started attaching the eyebrows (3 sections to each eyebrow)
I have everything cut out and stuffed, just need to sew it on ^_^
Hopefully will be finished by the end of the week!
Sorry about the bad images ... I'll have my bf model it when it is finished :P

ugg ... (Posted 10th October 2010)

Hardly any progress on Bowser this weekend.
I have been struck down with a cold/virus ...
I have made this costume more fitted, as it was quite baggy before.
And I have made the spiky colars andthe tummy area.
I really hope I can get this ready in time! only 2 weekends left!!

OUCH!! (Posted 27th September 2010)

Title says everything XD
For the past 2 days i have been sewing the whole suit together, and all i can say is velcro + pins = stabbing up to the elbows!!
The velcro kept sticking to me, with the pins still attached ... ah well!
Also sewed the tail and spikes on, so i'm a happy bunny, even though my fingers are now purple!
Not going to do any hand sewing for a few days...

Bowser head ... (Posted 22nd September 2010)

I've started on the Bowser head.
So far it is a green ball! I used a helmet for sturdiness.
I will be attaching the mouth, eyes and hair this weekend!
The black dots represent where the eye holes will be.