Kids love Easter. After dressing up in their Sunday best – pretty pastel frocks and dapper suits and ties – they go to church with their families and participate in Easter egg hunts. And of course, there’s all the candy: yellow marshmallow peeps, chocolate bunnies and Cadbury eggs.
Then there’s the visit to the Easter bunny at the local mall or area events. But not all Easter bunnies are created equal. In fact, some are downright creepy or absolutely disturbing. Take this pink example. He looks possessed (and so does the girl, actually). Check out other Easter bunnies that make our skin crawl…
I Have My Eyes On You
It’s unclear who is more freaked out in this photo – the bunny or the baby. First, the costume is not very good. You can obviously tell there’s a man behind the mask. His eyes are very prominent behind the black and white bunny head. And why is his mouth open in a perpetual “O”? He’s also wearing a jacket and pants. It’s a very odd combination. Then there’s the poor baby on his lap. He has a big look of surprise and a little bit of fear on his face. But at least he’s wearing a cute pair of yellow, footed pajamas.
What’s the best way to make a little kid pose for a picture? Well, grab her by the legs and force her to sit still. Yikes! Nope, that is exactly the worst thing to do. But this bunny will do everything he can to make sure mom and dad get the perfect Easter picture. The child is absolutely terrified. But it is a pretty great photo. You know her parents will talk about this picture for the rest of her life. “Remember when you almost pooped your pants when you met the Easter bunny?” The poor kid is doomed for life.
One of these two brothers looks happy to be posing for a photo with the Easter bunny, but he’s not the one being embraced by the odd-looking creature. His younger brother is sitting on the bunny’s lap, and it looks like he’s just trying to keep it together for the picture. And the bunny itself is super creepy. First, his mask looks like something you’d see in a horror movie. It looks to be plastic covered by fur with ears that stick up straight above the head. At least the bunny’s not wearing a strange little outfit and bowtie.
There are two great (or not-so-great?) things about this picture. First, the bunny himself. He went for make-up instead of a mask with stick-on bunny ears. He’s wearing jean shorts, shiny silver tights and Chuck Taylors. But he doesn’t seem very confident in his appearance. But we think the better part of the photo is the woman on his right. She is absolutely disgusted by the bunny man. She is looking at him and cringing. Didn’t her mother teach her to be polite and not stare at strangers? Not only is she staring, she is judging. And judging hard.
We have to give this little girl a lot of credit. She is absolutely thrilled to be sitting on the Easter bunny’s lap. Perhaps the wicker chair is very comfortable and she was given a treat for smiling for the camera. Because if she actually looked into the bunny’s eyes, she would probably run screaming to her mother. The expression on this bunny’s face is just spooky. The slanted eyes and buck teeth make her appear a little evil. No amount of pink satiny ears or fluffy white fur can make this bunny seem cute and cuddly. Avoid the eyes. Avoid the eyes!
Here’s another example of a bunny with a creepy mask. There’s something seriously off about a bunny with a plastic face. How does the costumer inside of it breathe? But that’s not what the kids are thinking about. The older brother actually looks pretty complacent on the bunny’s lap. He’s like, “It’s cool. I’m sitting with the Easter bunny.” But the younger sister, who’s wearing an adorable little bonnet, doesn’t seem quite as happy to be near the masked bunny. Perhaps she knows he’s not real. He forgot to put on his furry bunny gloves, after all. It’s all an illusion!
There are Easter bunnies and apparently, there are Easter penguins. Take a look at this little boy. He is just as confused as we are. On the right is a typical fluffy white Easter bunny with pink ears and a pink nose. But on the left is a giant black and white penguin with a giant head. First of all, the two animals are not of the same scale. The penguin is much larger than the bunny, seemingly making him more important. Maybe there’s another country that has an Easter penguin fairy tale that we don’t know about? Well, the little boy isn’t convinced.
Okay, so this isn’t exactly a mall bunny — unless it takes place at the national mall, which would technically make it a creepy mall bunny. Like several of the bunnies on this list, this one has strange eyes. Or rather, it has strange eyeglasses. Why would an Easter bunny need spectacles? To hide all the eggs? The best part of this photo is, of course, the presence of Former President George W. Bush. He’s playing the game. He knows the media loves it when leaders of the free world pose with odd-looking Easter bunnies. But he still doesn’t look too thrilled.
A Not-So Tempting Carrot
First of all, if you’re going to try and calm an infant on your lap, you probably wouldn’t grab a giant plush carrot and put it in the baby’s face. Sure, Easter bunnies love carrots; everyone knows that. But a plush decorated egg would have been a much better option. This bunny is sporting another one of those scary plastic masks that must be a little suffocating to the costumer. Hopefully, he got a good paycheck for the gig. As for the baby, she looks too young to really know what’s going on. She’s oblivious. And her expression is priceless.
This bunny looks like he had a bit too much to drink before visiting young kids and making their Easter dreams come true. Whoever made this costume must have had a sick sense of humor. Look at the eyes! They’re hooded and make the bunny look like he’s only half there. The chubby cheeks and giant pink ears can’t take away from the look on the bunny’s face. But at least the kid is entertained. Instead of a bland smile, he’s really excited about his encounter with the stoned bunny. It’s as though he’s saying, “Yeah, man, I met the Easter bunny!”
Yellow Eyed Bunny
This baby is not happy to be sitting on this bunny’s lap, and we can’t blame her. There are actual tears coming out of her cute little face, and her cheeks are pink. While mamma dressed her up special for the meet-and-greet event, her parents probably had no idea that the bunny would have giant yellow rings around its eyes. What’s that about? Who thought that yellow eyes would be a great addition to an Easter bunny mask? And what’s going on with the ears? One’s up and one’s down. It’s shoddy work. Whoever hired this Easter bunny at the mall better have been fired.
There’s nothing more disturbing than an Easter bunny who laughs at a child’s pain. And that’s exactly what’s happening here. This costumed creature is walking down the street carrying a basket full of treats and is completely dismissive of the little girl next to him, who is absolutely consumed by the creepy bunny by her side. The girl’s mother can barely control her daughter’s tears. To be fair, the bunny’s face is frozen in that expression. We have no idea what the bunny really feels like on the inside. For all intents and purposes, he’s laughing at the crying preschooler. But then, the mom is laughing too.
Scariest Bunny Of Them All
Is this a joke? This must be some kind of joke. What mall employee in his right mind would hire an Easter bunny that looks like this? This bunny looks like it stepped out of a horror version of Alice in Wonderland. The sharp pointed teeth are terrifying. And you can see right down his throat. He’s threatening to bite and eat all the children on his lap. But the little red-headed boy in the picture doesn’t seem to mind at all. In fact, he’s pretty happy being photographed next to the creature. Maybe he’ll grow up to love horror movies someday.
The Angry Bunny
We’re noticing a trend with Easter bunnies, and it’s very disturbing. For some reason, some costume designers think they should create Easter bunnies with a little personality. We get that. No one wants a boring old Easter bunny. But why make the bunny’s face look so angry? It’s a beautiful spring day, and this Easter bunny looks like he wants to jump off a bridge. Perhaps he hates children and is just in desperate need of a paycheck. At least the kid by his side doesn’t seem affected by the bunny’s expression. He has a giant smile on his face.
The absolute best part of this picture is that the little girl is wearing roller skates. This probably took place at a roller rink. And mom and dad were smart by making their kid wear knee, wrist, and elbow protection (but where’s the helmet?) The second best part of this picture is the bunny’s expression. Once again, the eyes have it. One eyeball is noticeably lower than the other one (so are the ears if you look closely). Why isn’t the bunny wearing some roller skates? Probably because he can’t see very well.
One Happy Bunny Family
In lieu of a good face mask, some bunnies opt for make-up. It’s not always a good look. This costumer painted his face white, including his eyebrows, colored his nose pink, and added some whiskers to complete the look. But why on earth would he finish it off with black lipstick? We can’t decide if it would have been better or worse to add fake buck teeth. Probably better. Either way, the kids in the photo seem very pleased to be there. The boys both have smiles on their faces. Maybe they’re just happy because they get Easter candy when they get home.
Bunny With A Knife
There’s something about a freakishly happy bunny wielding a big knife that seems a little weird. This blue-eyed rabbit can’t keep its mouth closed as it joyfully cuts a sheet cake. Sure, everyone’s happy on Easter. But he looks a little too happy. The little boy who’s watching the bunny seems a little put off by the white fluffy rabbit that’s about to give him a piece of cake. Maybe he too is disturbed by the plush costumer, who probably can’t see very well, using a sharp object. But it’s an Easter egg hunt, and sometimes you have to go with the flow.
We get it. Sometimes when you’re working you have to take the subway home. And you may have no choice but to wear your uniform on the way to or from the job. But seriously, why would you keep the bunny mask on your face? First, it’s got to be hard to see. Second, it’s probably hard to breathe. Unless you want to keep posing for pictures when you’re off the clock. This guy might just enjoy the attention a little too much. But those around him don’t seem to care very much. They are not impressed with a bunny wearing giant black sneakers.
Some people are easily fooled, but we don’t think anyone, even little kids, would believe this was the real Easter bunny. It looks like some town or organization was really cheap and decided to dress up their groundhog or bear to resemble the Easter bunny. Even though both animals have buck teeth, it’s very obvious that this isn’t the real deal. Putting bunny ears on a costumed creature doesn’t turn it into a bunny. Bunnies are supposed to be white and fluffy and sweet. So many of the rabbits on this list were the exact opposite. And all that does is hurt the poor, little unsuspecting children.