The Internet's Best Bowsette Halloween Costumes

This Halloween everyone's favorite fan-created Mushroom Kingdom character was willed into existence. Here are the best Bowsette costumes we found online.

The internet is not all bad. Sure, it’s easy to spend the better part of a day getting into some Twitter beef with J. Cole fans, and yeah, there’s a chance that Facebook’s algorithms may have accidentally destroyed an entire industry. However, that being said, the internet can be beautiful sometimes. If you need proof, look no further than Bowsette.

For those out of the loop, Bowsette is a fan-made, sexy mash-up of Super Mario‘s Bowser and Princess Peach. Created this past September by artist Ayyk92, Bowsette embodies the wicked ruggedness of Bowser alongside the cool allure of Princess Peach. Complete with horns, a crown, and spiked accessories, Bowsette serves as an honest combination of Mario’s nemesis and love interest; a villainous and seductive creature that’s about as capital-B bad as they come.

It didn’t take long for Bowsette to transcend the normal domain of fan-art. Within weeks, fueled by the strange bedfellows of Nintendo fans, Deviant Art users, and Rule 34 followers, Bowsette turned from a niche meme into an honorary part of Mushroom Kingdom canon. Seemingly overnight, Bowsette went from being a piece of fan-art to being modded into games and recreated in Soulcalibur VI‘s character creator.

Riding this newfound wave of popularity, Bowsette turned out to be a fairly popular Halloween costume this year. Priding ourselves as the arbiters of gaming culture here at DualShockers, we’ve compiled some of our favorite Bowsette costumes from this past Halloween below.

Small note: all of the images featured below are safe for work, however, some are a little risqué. If your boss is standing right behind you I would recommend bookmarking this page for later. Now without further ado, here are our favorite Bowsettes from this Halloween.


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Travis Verbil

Travis Verbil is a Staff Writer at DualShockers. Outside of writing, he is a musician from Queens, NY. He enjoys the New York Mets, tabletop gaming, and Donkey Kong lore.

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