For a side project I decided to make characters from the super mario brothers universe somewhat realistic/comic bookish and give them backgrounds and stories that make sense. For example..why are goomba's evil, why are they called mushroom people?
Here is Toadette. Personal assistant to princess peach and romantic interest of toadstool.
Toad rescued Toadette from a flock of Para Goombas and saved her from turning into a goomba herself. For that she is just as loyal to her beloved "toadie-kins" as her friend the princess.
Let me explain the look of the mushroom people. They are called that because the turbans on their heads and the shape of their bodies make them resemble mushrooms.
They are a peaceful tribe of creatures in the kingdom. Fashionably speaking they wear clothes similar to middle eastern people, being that the kingdom is adjacent to the desert.
Mushrooms are also very essential to the mushroom people. Much like corn to the native americans.