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How to Dress Like Mario in a Tanooki Raccoon Suit
To pull off this costume you’re going to want to look as much like a man wearing a raccoon suit as you possibly can. A brown hoodie with little raccoon ears is a great way to replicate the look. You could also find a brown hoodie and build felt ears to attach. If you decide to go full DIY, you’ll also need to get a lighter brown or beige piece of fabric or felt to cut in a circle and attach to the hoodie to make Tanooki’s tummy.
Of course you’ll also need a tail! You can shop around online or in costume shops. You could also build it from two different shade of brown, and pillow stuffing to attach to the back of your Tanooki hoodie.
Brown sweatpants or chinos that match the main color of your hoodie will complete the Tanooki suit.
Accessories & facial hair:
Mario just isn’t himself without his signature ‘stache. So if you don’t have one of your own, go ahead and search for a falsie at either costume shops or online. Mario needs his gloves, too. He never leaves the house without ‘em. You can find complete Mario costume kits online that include the gloves, mustache, and hat. (You can save the hat for another costume.) Or just find a pair of white gloves.
Brown slippers or bear claw slippers will let you completely transform into Tanooki Mario. Brown sneakers will also do.
Gather up some friends and go as a whole Mario universe gang to the next con!