It is hard to believe that it’s been 30 years since the first game of the Super Mario Bros franchise was released in 1985. Mario and his brother Luigi’s adventures in the Mushroom Kingdom to rescue kidnapped Priness Peach from the primary antagonist Bowser have received iconic status, and the major Nintendo mascot has become a pop-culture icon since then. It’s difficult to explain why the series has proven to be one of the most popular and enduring of all time. It’s also the #1 best selling video game franchise ever with over 400 million units sold across all platforms. Mario’s success has nothing to do with saving the princess and killing enemies. It probably lies in the way the game makes players feel as if they are exploring and conquering an absolutely new bizzare and hostile world. This unique experience helped Super Mario Bros withstand the test of time and set up a framework for future generations of video games.
Our gallery is an homage to Nintendo’s most famous series. Let’s celebrate Super Mario Bros’ 30th aniversary with 9 fantastic cosplay gilrs donning Mario and Luigi costumes. Video games and cosplays are the geek culture’s two cornerstones, so it looks like a perfect combination on this occasion!