The classic board game character from Parker Brothers, Mr. Monopoly has been around since the late 1930s. Having the impression of a classy guy with a sleek sense of style, he is well worth representing in costume form. By following this guide, we can have you looking like rich Uncle Pennybags before you “Pass GO.”
Get started with a Black Felt Top Hat and Tuxedo Bowtie over a Men’s Dress Shirt. Pair the dress shirt with a Calvin Klein Vest under a Button Blazer Jacket. We chose a pair of Expandable Waist Dress Pants and a pair of Men’s Half Time Oxford Shoes. We accessorized Mr. Monopoly’s look with a Bar Style Mustache and a Round Handle Wood Cane.
If you’re looking for a stylish character to cosplay, we recommend Mr. Monopoly, the face of the popular Parker Brothers board game. Guys and girls alike can pull off this fashionable look. A black blazer over a white shirt and gray slacks are all pieces you may already have in your closet. The red bow tie and top hat can be purchased online or at a costume shop. A white stick on mustache can also be purchased in the same places, and if you can’t borrow a cane, there are literally dozens available at any thrift store.
Though there aren’t many other human characters to include for group cosplay there is the Go to Jail policeman, Officer Mallory, and the Get Out of Jail criminal, Jake the Jailbird. It might also be a fun idea to go as other popular board game characters. Check out the featured cosplay pictures for more costume ideas and send in your own as well!
The undisputed mascot of popular board game Monopoly, Rich Uncle Pennybags is more commonly known as Mr. Monopoly. First appearing on the Community Chest and Chance cards in the American editions of Monopoly, he wasn’t officially given a name until 1946 upon Parker Brothers production of the game Rich Uncle. It wasn’t until between 1998 and 2008 that he was actually depicted as part of the game’s logo.
According to the former vice president of Parker Brothers, his likeness is modeled after American Businessman J.P. Morgan. Given the full name Milburn Pennybags in 1988, he was officially renamed Mr. Monopoly eleven years later. In 2006, Forbes Magazine names him as the sixth richest fictional character. Five years later, he had dropped to the eleventh spot. Despite the drop in fictional wealth, his face and attire have become synonymous with American wealth and success.