I'm actually quite excited about how their costumes turned out, they're super cute and I got lots of compliments on them, but what isn't pictured are the hours I spent staring at blue felt and a pair of Brandon's overalls trying to figure out how to make a pattern without taking apart his new overalls. Also not pictured are my first attempt at hats, and the extra trip to the fabric store to buy new felt from an individual that I'm fairly certain was going to have a sex-change operation later that week, at least that's what I gathered from the lengthy conversation they were having with the customer in front of me.
For the record, Jason was adamant that he wanted to be Luigi. I figured he would want to be Mario because he's the oldest, and isn't the oldest the one who gets to be Mario while the little brother has to be Luigi? But no, he insisted. It's fine, Luigi is taller and more slender than Mario anyway, so it worked out nicely :)