Mario's Glove

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Luigi collecting Mario's Glove in the game Luigi's Mansion.
Luigi obtains Mario's Glove.

Mario's Gloves are a part of Mario's clothing. He wears them in every appearance, except for some older games (e.g., Wrecking Crew and certain Game & Watch titles) and in appearances where he is a baby. In Luigi's Mansion, Mario loses one of his gloves inside the mansion, forcing Luigi to search for it. It is eventually found in the Projection Room after the Cinema Ghosts haunting it are cleared. In the 3DS version's Hidden Mansion, however, it is instead found in the Courtyard after all of the Ceiling Surprises and Purple Bombers in the area are cleared.

After Luigi gives Mario's Glove to Madame Clairvoya, she says, "Wh-what is this? If it isn't Mario's Glove! Ah-hah! Still damp with the sweat of the living!"


Luigi's Mansion (Nintendo 3DS)[edit]

  • In-game description: "The white gloves Mario wears. They're a little damp from sweat..."



A Facebook post from May 5, 2015 by Zavier Leslie Cabarga, illustrator for the Arcade Flyer for localized versions of Donkey Kong.
Screenshot of the post by Zacier Leslie Cabarga
  • Even though Mario "lost" his glove in Luigi's Mansion, he is still shown wearing both gloves while in his painting. The same applies to his hat and his shoe.
  • As stated by Shigeru Miyamoto, Mario's design was originally given white gloves to make his movements easier to spot when he jumped.[1] Mario's line in The Super Mario Bros. Movie about the gloves being a means to stand out, while in context being about the gloves as a visual gimmick for his and Luigi's plumbing company, was likely written as a nod to this point of origin. Despite this, Mario does not wear gloves in the original Japanese arcade cabinet or in the spritework of the game. Additionally, Zavier Leslie Cabarga, the illustrator for the localized cabinet art in a Facebook post in 2015, has claimed to be the one who gave the gloves to Mario while modeling him after Popeye.