How to make a playboy bunny costume for halloween

Written by chantel alise
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Playboy bunnies are both loved and hated. They are considered the ultimate in feminine beauty to many men and the type of girl to be avoided by many women. Bunnies are glorified forever in one of the most recognised magazines in the world. For women who want to do something just a big naughty for an all-adult Halloween party should choose this particular character to emulate. It is relatively simple, sexy, and fun.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Lingerie
  • Fishnet or patterned tights
  • White satin cuffs and matching collar with a bow tie
  • Satin fabric
  • Trim (like braid or lace)
  • Iron-on fabric for stiffening
  • Decorative buttons
  • Black bow tie
  • High heels
  • Bunny ears
  • Bunny tail
  • Needle and thread
  • Safety pin
  • Velcro
  • Jewelry
  • Makeup

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    Choose the base for the Playboy bunny outfit. A strapless leotard, totally opaque teddy with spaghetti straps, or a bustier with matching shorts will work well. The more structure to the outfit, the better since Playboy bunny costumes tend to be boned to suck in and uplift to provide a very curvy look. If possible, choose a white, pink, champagne beige or black outfit. However, any colour will do.

  2. 2

    Purchase a pair of fishnet or patterned tights in white, nude, brown or black. They may be totally or semi-opaque

  3. 3

    Locate a pair of high heels, around 3 to 4 inches in height. Lower is OK, as well. Choose a pair that matches the outfit or one that provides a different pop of colour, like red against white or silver against pink or beige.

  4. 4

    Purchase a pair of white cuffs and a matching collar onto which a black bow tie can be clipped. These items are common around Halloween and should be fairly inexpensive. However, you can make your own. Use satin fabric in white to make cuffs and a collar. For the collar, use a blouse collar as a pattern, tracing it out on paper and then cutting it out. Wrap the paper pattern around the neck to make certain it will fit. Adjust as necessary. Once the pattern is correct, pin it to the white satin and cut out the collar. Also, cut a collar out of the iron-on fabric stiffener. Iron the stiffener onto the back of the satin fabric to add more body. Sew the raw edge back or trim them out with braid or lace. For the cuffs, cut out two rectangles that are 3 to 4 inches wide and between 8 and 10 inches long from both the satin and the stiffening fabric. Sew the raw edges back or trim out as with the collar. Add decorative buttons to simulate cufflinks.

  5. 5

    Purchase a pair of bunny ears from a local dollar store and a cottontail from a fabric shop. Attach the tail to the bunny costume with needle and thread, a safety pin or Velcro.

  6. 6

    Keep jewellery simple with diamond-like earrings and perhaps a diamond-style ring.

  7. 7

    Put on make-up that heavily accents both the eyes and lips.

Tips and warnings

  • Wear an uplift bra with the costume base.
  • Line heels with gel footpads for comfort, particularly if you will be standing for long periods of time.
  • Attach the bunny tail to the back of the costume in such a way that it will not be difficult to sit down.
  • Make certain that the costume isn't too revealing.
  • Choose fabrics that are safe and flame resistant.

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