Nintendo Super Mario Belt Completed

Nintendo Super Mario Belt Completed

Super Mario Belt

My brother was thrilled with his birthday present! The belt depicted the final level in the Nintendo Super Mario game, the one where Mario finally rescues the princess (after many failures in other castles). He was speechless, and insisted on wearing it on top of his extra long T-Shirt. He was flabbergasted that it was the actual level, and began to point out to me where the secret blocks were on the belt!

I’m ecstatic that he loved his gift. Now I have to match that for my other brother’s birthday in February! He’s into League of Legends, so I’m brainstorming ideas there. My best option so far is to somehow incorporate the game logo in his belt, along with one or two of his favourite champions.

I’d love to sell Mario belts on Etsy, however I’m not quite clear on how copyright law works for such a product. A craftsperson could get into trouble if they try to sell a copyrighted product/image. I even had some of my own early digital paintings (as crude as they were) stolen and sold as mouse pads, so I understand why copyrights exist. I’ll have to ask around before I’ll venture listing something like this on Etsy (the pressure is already on from family who are also fans of the game!).

2017-06-07T19:47:40+00:00Leathercraft, WIPs|19 Comments


  1. Rwars December 28, 2012 at 7:36 am - Reply

    Regardless on how you deal with your copyright issues, i’d be glad to buy one from you informally!

    with best regards


  2. […] brother posted some photos of the Super Mario Belt on imgur last night. Here’s the link: […]

  3. Christa December 28, 2012 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    I have seen an incredible amount of SMB art/pieces on Etsy and I have yet to hear of anyone having anything pulled due to copyright laws. I would also like to state that I would be incredibly interested in purchasing one of these for my amazing husband. So, if you do decide to reproduce these, please contact me with a price! This would be one of those ‘knock him off his feet’ gifts that are rare to come by 🙂

  4. VerbtheNoun December 28, 2012 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    Etsy or not, I would absolutely purchase one if you would be willing to make another.
    Where did you acquire the belt buckle?

    • Julia December 28, 2012 at 5:56 pm - Reply

      I’ve put a listing up on my Etsy shop.

      The buckle was purchased for a few dollars on Ebay, though for future crafting I’m putting together a few more options that more closely align with each game, version, etc. The belt is crafted to support any given type of belt buckle (integrated or separately purchased).

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  8. wito December 29, 2012 at 5:44 am - Reply

    Put it on Etsy. Works of art are given considerable “fair use” leeway on copyright and trademarks. Just look on Etsy at all the Mario stuff already on there.

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  14. thom January 10, 2013 at 11:46 pm - Reply

    Please let me know how I can order one of these. I would buy in a heartbeat

  15. Abigail Louise Jones January 12, 2013 at 1:37 am - Reply

    This is pure art. I love it and if you ever start selling them pleasr contact me!!! Would love to buy one for my boyfriend and steal it ever chance i get lol.


  16. megan relihan-perez January 17, 2013 at 1:17 am - Reply

    I’d love to buy one from you! Please let me know if you will be making more!!!

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