U.K. based merchandise company Merchoid is getting ready for summer with a trio of official, Nintendo licensed bikinis themed to both Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda. Each set sells for $29.99 USD and comes with a single top and a pair of bottoms, one plain and one printed. These go along nicely with their existing line of Nintendo shorts, all $34.99 USD.
Mario fans get the most variety, with two bikinis and three pairs of shorts to choose from. The Super Mario Bros. 3 inspired tiled shorts, called ‘Super Mario Bros. Jump Around Bikini Set’, stand out in particular, showing off some of the game’s original sprites amongst multicolored squares. The ‘Super Mario Bros.: Like Peach at the Beach Bikini Set’ shows off larger illustrated versions of characters in an extremely colorful fashion. Both bikinis elect to focus on more modern designs of the Mushroom Kingdom’s host of characters, either in an all over or smaller, spaced out style. The two remaining pairs of shorts take a similar approach, though a myriad of Bowser’s minions are the focus with either a decal of Mario or a 1-up Mushroom as an accent on the red or green pair respectively.
For Zelda lovers, there are only a couple options, though they’re both more subdued in comparison to the more colorful Mario designs. The ‘Ocarini Bikini’ features the Hylian Wingcrest as a repeating pattern on a black background, while the shorts go for a squared pattern featuring the panels in the the style of Wind Waker’s opening cinematic recounting the history of Hyrule.
As of this writing, some of the designs and sizes are showing limited quantities, so if you’re interested it may be worth considering an earlier purchase before the season hits. Thankfully, the company offers free worldwide shipping by default, giving fans everywhere a chance to show these off. Make sure to head over to Merchoid’s site to check out all of the new swimwear!