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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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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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