A name tag on a satin rosette was pinned over the right hip bone.The uniforms were custom made for each Bunny at the club in which they worked.The costume was made from rayon-satin constructed on a strapless merry widow corset teddy.Satin bunny ears, cotton tails, collars with bow ties, cuffs with cuff links, black sheer to waist pantyhose and matching high-heeled shoes completed the outfit.
Later, in 1962, French fashion designer Renee Blot was retained to refine the design, and her revisions included making the ears smaller, and adding a collar with bow tie and cuffs with rabbit-head cufflinks, and a satin rosette with the bunny's name, worn on the hip.
Whenever the club was open, there was a full-time seamstress on duty.
The costumes were stocked in two pieces, the front part being pre-sewn in different bra cup sizes such as B or C cup.
The original Playboy Bunny costume was created by the mother of Ilse Taurins, a Latvian emigrée who was dating one of the Playboy Club co-founders at the time, Victor Lownes lll. Taurins had suggested a costume modeled on the Playboy Magazine trademark, a rabbit or bunny.
She had her mother, who was a seamstress, make up a prototype, which was then reviewed at a meeting attended by Playboy Club co-founders Hugh Hefner, Victor Lownes and Arnold Morton, as well as frequent Playboy illustrator Le Roy Neiman.