The Secret Behind Mario’s Overalls


Mario is one of the most recognizable characters from a videogame ever. And his signature style – red hat, red shirt, and blue overalls with yellow buttons has not changed in the last 20 years.

But, if you look back at his original design from the first ever Super Mario Brothers videogame (1985 in the picture above), you will see that the color palette is switched. Instead of having blue overalls and a red undershirt, it is reversed. So, where did that original design idea come from?

Are you ready for the secret behind Mario‘s overalls?


BOOM – Consider your mind blown.

In actuality though, the creator of Mario, Shigeru Miyamoto has said that he clothed the character in bright red overalls and a blue shirt to contrast against each other and the background. The hat was added to avoid drawing the character’s hairstyle, as animating his hair as he jumped. But still, it can’t just be a coincidence, can it?

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