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friends and enemies by mindfire3927 friends and enemies by mindfire3927
"It pays to know the enemy--not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend."
--Margaret Thatcher



I have always, always, always wanted to dress my dad up as Mario, since he has always looked like him. This summer, for his birthday, I'm taking him to A-kon. He agreed to let me make him a costume.

My dad is the greatest <3 Here he is with my pet tortoise, Speedbump, for some koopa-ish shots while we tried out the costume for the first time.

My favorite part is that if Mario was around 25-30 years old when he first appeared (1981), he'd be about my dad's age now. So sure, he's an old, grey Mario, but he's technically accurate :D

There might be some more fun photoshoots in the future...especially since my dad's little brother looks just like someone...
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JamsButt Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol that is awesome
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White-Flag-Idiot Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
We have found Mario at long last! Your dad is awesome and fits the role perfectly! I love the 'Koopa' as well. I thought they'd be bigger though in real life! XD
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Thank you! Yeah, you have a good point!

Speedbump's still sort of a kiddo tortoise in this picture (although when she gets bigger my dad won't be able to lift her so maybe it's for the best :P)
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White-Flag-Idiot Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! Ah, I see. When your tortoise gets older she'll definately be a lot bigger! Either way though it's still an awesome cosplay. XD Imagine if you had stuck little fake wings on Speedbump! She'd be a parakoopa! ='D
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Ha! That's a fantastic idea!
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S-a-k-u-r-a-Haruno Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! xD
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Thank you :D
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Yaoi-Huntress-Earth Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's amusing.
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Thanks
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waterflower14 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Student General Artist
this is an awesome idea!!!
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Thank you!!
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fixinman Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You have a fun dad. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
I do! He is the best <3
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Ukiby3000 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no words for how adorable and cute this is <3

UGH! I still need to convince my mom to dress up as Wario and then I can dress up as Waluigi and we can have funtimes at a con!!!!
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Thank you!! I tried SO HARD to convince my mom to dress up as Luigi but she wouldn't have any of it. Oh well. Hopefully you have better luck with your mom so I can see awesome pics :D
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Missaninty Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
This is really cute. Haha!
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Thank you!
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Shinigami-Sabi Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your dad is awesome! Nice job on the costume.
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Thanks very much! Yes, my dad is such an awesome geek <3
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Master-Kankuro Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This si soo extremly cute and perfect looking indeed. It´s also pretty cool that your dad agrred to such such stuff too. =D
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Thanks! My dad's extremely geeky, he's just a little late to the party. He had such a great time at A-kon now he wants me to try to make him a Master Roshi costume for next year XD
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Master-Kankuro Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
that´s cool indeed. ^^
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MikeyAnthroVulupin Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Nice photo.
And man, your dad do look like an older, realistic Mario, too! :omg:
...And that tortoise is a cute addition. :heart:
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Thanks very much! :D
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MikeyAnthroVulupin Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Ops! Forgot to mention, that quote from Mrs. Thatcer is brilliant.
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