Creepiest Easter Bunnies Ever! (PHOTOS)

Being a Mom 21

Easter's right around the corner. It's one of those festive times of year when we as parents are gripped with the urge to force our children to pose with some sort of oversized mythical creature, ostensibly for the purpose of capturing a precious photographic memento, but deep down, let's be honest, we're totally punishing them for that entire first year of life when every single one of our favorite shirts was adorned with a permanent barf stain on the shoulder.

I myself have a lovely keepsake of my young innocent self perched on the lap of what appears to be a hungover serial killer, but even Bad Santa doesn't creep me out as much as costumed Easter bunnies. Blame it on Donnie Darko, or simply on the fact that it's basically impossible to create an adult-sized bunny outfit that isn't terrifying, but kids + Easter bunnies = holiday gold.

Where "gold" means "traumatic memories that will eventually require years of counseling," that is.

Let's take a look at some of Flickr's finest Easter moments:

Well, now, this one's not that bad. If you don't look at the bunny's eyes. Or the ... mouth. The pink, slightly opened, highly unpleasant mouth. *shudder*

I—wow. This bunny needs a makeunder, stat. Because there's just something about this ensemble that makes me think the owner uses it year-round, if you know what I mean.


No. No, no, no, no. Do not let your children near this thing. I'm pretty sure there's a scalpel hidden in that basket.

Oh, now this is just adora—wait. That's ... Pat the Bunny, right? A life-sized Pat the Bunny. As in ... the "touch and feel" Pat the Bunny. Judy can pat the bunny. Now YOU pat the bunny. Show me on the bunny where the bad bunny touched you.

So cute! The bunny is rearing back its giant head to tear into that little girl's tender jugular!

I think what's most disturbing about this is the palpable sense that the person in the bunny costume is spiraling into a bottomless pit of suicidal despair. 

As is the case with many of these types of photos, the older child is doing her best to pose as requested, while the baby is keenly aware that the situation is COMPLETELY EFFED UP.

Moments before the Secret Service carried out Operation Carrot, one of lesser-practiced close-combat training drills.

So, tell me. Will your child be posing with the Easter bunny this year? Do they require some coaxing?

Images via the following Flickr users (top to bottom): Sister72, RBerteig, izatrini_com, misocrazy, Gill Bland, supafly, Sam Pullara, Rob n Amy C, Matt Grommes, creativedc


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mesai mesai

When my DD was 2, we happened to be at a mall, and we were about to get her pic taken with the Easter Bunny... She refused, and couldn't get her stroller's seat belt buckled fast enough (that was funny). The next year, she threw a tantrum just walking by the Easter Bunny at the mall, but ran to the Easter Bunny at a Parks & Recreation event for me to take their picture together... Now that she's 4, she wants to take her pic with the Easter Bunny, but our mall doesn't do that, so she'll have to wait for the Parks & Recreations event again..

Rushn311 Rushn311

Those ARE creepy!

Rushn311 Rushn311

When my daughter was about 3, we went to see the easter bunny at rec center where we live and that one was just odd looking. The one at the mall is much better looking for the kids...and not creepy! LOL

Cynthia Lindgren

I know what I will be having nightmares about tonight!

butte... butterflymkm

Lol the one with the bunnies eating the peep is great.

Madel... Madelaine

Pretty creepy!

PoeDu... PoeDunkMae

Well, my kids did great with Santa this year...sooo we'll see how the Easter bunny goes...if they refuse, then I won't force them (our local Wal Mart bunny the only one around here, is pretty creepy LOL Looks like a demonic I wouldn't blame them if they refused!)

Leele... Leelee1008

its DD's 1st easter, were taking her to see him. she shouldnt need coaxing shes only 3months LOL. my boys werent scared of him though. most of them bunnys are Freaky looking.. YIKES

othermom othermom

We have only got their pictures done once with the easter bunny

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