My month of DIY costumes shot in front of the actual shooting locations continues!! Day 18 is here and I'm craving a little bit of scotch. Today’s costume comes from:
Oh, Ron Burgundy...
They shot the famous zoo scene...
...at the old LA zoo that still sits in Griffith Park.
It's amazing that even after it closed back in 1966, it still feels rather kept up. I mean there aren't any animals there anymore, but all the cages are still intact.
The easy way to craft an Anchorman costume would be to dress up like Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) but I went the other route. It's all about a Ron Burgundy costume today!
To complete the entire Ron Burgundy costume from Anchorman, here are the main elements you'll need:
1. Suit/pants combo (Mine was thrifted - scope out the thrift store for a pants/blazer combo on the cheap!)
2. Wig. (My glorious wig is c/o Party City!)
3. Mustache (This fab mustache is c/o Party City)
4. Microphones (These fab ones are from etsy!)
Here's the teaser I ran on Instagram...
Staying classy, like you do...
I put on my mustache and got into place.
I've got the brown/burgundy suit thing, down!
The entrance to the Old LA Zoo is spectacular.
Ron and Veronica had their bear run in...
...right in the area that I'm standing! Even the old cages are still there!
Reporting live from the zoo!
There were no animals to be found on my visit.
Luckily, because I wouldn't know what to do if there happened to be a hidden bear around the corner.
Eighteen looks down, 13 to go!
Anchorman (Paramount Pictures, dir: Adam McKay)
Location: Old LA Zoo, Griffith Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027