How to Dress Up As a Retro Playboy Bunny

How to Dress Up As a Retro Playboy Bunny

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Last Updated on November 13, 2023 by Canny Costumes

As one of the most familiar pop culture symbols, the Playboy Bunny costume has a long history as part of American culture. It began with Hugh Hefner, the creator of Playboy, and his desire to create a distinguished look that set Playboy apart from other sex magazines.

History of Playboy

Hefner was originally from Chicago, but Playboy became one of the hottest locations and one of the most famous mansions in the L.A. area. Playboy began as a new way to promote sexy magazines. The first issue was only published in 1953 and featured Marilyn Monroe. The first issue of the magazine was able to sell over 50,000 copies, and the rest is history!

Hefner said he thought the rabbit was a perfect choice because it had a “humorous sexual connotation.” To make it more professional and humorous, Hefner thought the tuxedo was to add sophistication to the look. What began as a minor joke became a world-famous symbol.

If you want to create your own Playboy Bunny costume, there are so many ways that you can create your own without purchasing a complete outfit. We will show you the best costume to buy that includes everything you need. Here are the basics for creating the perfect Retro Playboy Bunny costume for your next event!

Corsets or Bodysuits

Playboy Bunnies are nothing without the signature corset of their bodysuit. If you want to go for the lingerie look that matches what many Playboy Bunnies have, you should go for a silky corset. If you’re going to have something simple and a little more conservative, a bodysuit works just as well!



Bunny Accessories

Without the bunny accessories, you won’t play the part very well! To be the best Retro Playboy Bunny possible, you need to have a few items that identify you like a Playboy Bunny and not just a sexy partygoer.

Some of the best items that help complete your Playboy Bunny costume are bunny ears, a tail, and even a bowtie. This helps to create the look, and it is incredibly cheap! These can also be used for other costumes.

Black Bunny Ears Cosplay Set, FRCOLOR Cute Bunny Rabbit Ears Tail Bow Tie Halloween Costume Kit Halloween Party Accessories for Adult Children, 2Pack

All About the Heels

You can’t be a Playboy Bunny without the heels. You can, but to truly complete the look, you have to go for the heels! A simple pair of pumps or even your favorite pair of heels will complete your look, make you look sophisticated but reminiscent of that Retro Playboy Bunny look.



What About Hugh Hefner?

If you want to be Hugh Hefner, your costume is much simpler and without the tall high heels. All you need is a robe, a captain’s hat and pipe, and some comfortable shoes. Truthfully, this costume is one of the comfiest and still as retro as the Playboy Bunny costumes! 

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What If I Want Something Simpler?

If you want to have a costume that has it all, there are many options for you. The best available costumes are on Halloween If you wish to be a Retro Playboy Bunny or even Hugh Hefner himself, you have many options for your next outfit!

To check out more costumes, be sure to check out our list of Halloween costume ideas and see if you can find your next fantastic outfit for the next big party or Halloween extravaganza!

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