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Also known by the name Rich Uncle Pennybags or Mr. Monopoly, the Monopoly Man has long been the friendly, well-dressed and wealthy mascot of the classic board game Monopoly where the goal is to get as rich as possible.
First appearing in 1936, Mr. Monopoly has had his share of fame and fortune in the real world as well as in the board game, appearing on merchandise, clothing and toys, as well as being based on real-life businessman J.P. Morgan.
In the digital age, he’s been revamped on the board game box with a 3D appearance, so there’s no better time than now to celebrate this character with a Monopoly Man costume of your own!
Monopoly Man Costume Ideas
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Top Hat & Mustache:
Mr. Monopoly wears a large black top hat which has become an iconic part of his costume. He usually is depicted as bald when he’s not wearing his top hat.
You can cut your own hair into a similar style, or you can wear a bald cap and wig.
Search cosplay websites and retail websites for the right supplies, along with Monopoly Man’s famous hat! You can use any big black or dark-colored top hat. Search for one with a dark purple band around it for an additional character detail.
Finally, finish off the look with a big, bushy white mustache. You can find fake costume mustaches from most party supply stores or for an extra challenge, try to grow your own.
Being the rich business mogul he is, Monopoly Man is never seen without a sharp-looking suit. He wears a black blazer, a white dress shirt and gray dress pants.
For an extra touch, iron the clothing before wearing it to give it a more well-kept, aristocratic look. Mr. Monopoly usually wears his blazer unbuttoned, but you can change it up depending on the weather at your next convention.
Contrary to popular belief, Monopoly Man doesn’t wear a monocle, and doesn’t have many accessories, but there are a few extra things you should add to finish off your costume with an authentic look.
Grab a nice pair of black dress shoes, order a bright red bow-tie to add to your shirt (you can get bow-ties at most accessories shops and wholesale websites), and to top it all off, you’ll need a wooden cane to carry with you. You can order a costume cane made of wood or plastic online from most cosplay websites and Halloween stores.
Lastly, get yourself some fake rainbow Monopoly money to carry around and stuff in your pockets. If you don’t have a Monopoly board game you can borrow from, don’t worry – many retail websites sell refill Monopoly money in stacks by itself, or you can use colored construction paper to make your own homemade version of the wads of colorful cash.