Before Hugh Hefner was known as the octogenarian mogul of The Girls Next Door , he was the suave and sophisticated founder of Playboy magazine. Though many can argue the moral or social impact of Playboy , whether for better or for worse, no one can deny the style and class that the early magazine possessed. Playboy was about projecting the image of the sophisticated bachelor, and much of creating that image was about presenting Hugh as the embodiment of those ideals. Most will remember Hef as a pipe smoking, bathrobe wearing Casanova. However, it was his intelligence and ambitious personality that made him a fascinating, charismatic individual. His rebellious drive and vision led him to create Playboy , a magazine with little precedence in its time.
He was the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine, a publication with revealing photographs and articles which provoked charges of obscenity. The first issue of Playboy was published in featuring Marilyn Monroe in a nude calendar shoot; it sold over 50, copies. Hefner extended the Playboy brand into a world network of Playboy Clubs. He also resided in luxury mansions where Playboy "playmates" shared his wild partying life, fueling keen media interest. He was an advocate of "sexual liberation" and "freedom of expression", and he was a political activist in the Democratic Party and for the causes of First Amendment rights, animal rescue , and the restoration of the Hollywood Sign.
Get plenty of attention at your next dress-up party when you come in wearing this Hugh Hefner Smoking Halloween Jacket Costume. This ensemble will have you looking like the iconic Playboy founder. The adult men's Halloween costume includes his signature burgundy robe with black labels, a pipe and a matching belt. It doesn't include pants, so don't forget to wear something underneath.