Luigi's Cap

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“Luigi, I found this cap in front of the castle a little while ago. You must have dropped it. If you want to become a full-fledged hero like your brother, you can't be so careless!”
Toad, Super Mario 64 DS

Luigi's Cap with its signature green "L" emblem.

Luigi's Cap is one of Luigi's important pieces of clothing. Like Mario, Luigi has worn the hat since he was a baby.


Luigi's hat color was taken from the Shellcreeper's palette to distinguish Mario from Luigi. The hat was made green with a green "L" emblem, but it was white on Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels.

In Super Mario Bros. 2, the tip of the cap had been changed to black instead of his usual green. This happened for Mario as well. However, after this game, Luigi's cap went back to having a green tip.

In the Mario Kart games Mario Kart 64 and Mario Kart Wii, in the Luigi's Circuit (Luigi's Raceway in Mario Kart 64) courses, giant Luigi's caps can be seen on top of the grandstands.

In Super Mario 64 DS, Luigi's hat was used to shape-shift into Luigi if the player was either Mario, Wario, or Yoshi. In the same game, Luigi is affected the same way as Mario and Wario if their hats are lost. Luigi's defense and attack sharply decline, while his hat is absent from his head. If the player gets the hat back, Luigi's attack and defense revert to normal. If Luigi is locked, it only appears in Big Boo's Haunt for any star except #1.

In the Mario & Luigi series, the "L" on Luigi's cap is black. Mario's cap was changed in the same way, Starting with Dream Team, they are the usual green and red.

In the game Super Paper Mario, when Luigi is reverted to Mr. L, his hat takes a slight change with the white on his hat being turned to black and the "L" in the middle being turned backward.


  • Luigi's Cap is an item in Nintendogs that the player's dog can wear.
  • In Animal Crossing: City Folk, there is also a Luigi Cap which the player can wear, that is called the "Lil Bro's Hat".
  • Baby Luigi's cap is on-purposely made larger, so it appears it was too big to wear when he was a baby.
  • On the American and European box art for Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, the "L" on Luigi's cap is backwards. This was likely a mistake by the artist.