My month of DIY costumes shot in front of the actual shooting locations continues!! Day 10 is here and it’s from a show that I adore. Today’s costume comes from:
I love me some Ron Swanson...
...but I really love me some April Ludgate!! Her sarcasm kills me.
The fictional town of Pawnee, IN, where the Parks & Rec team works, uses the lovely Pasadena City Hall as their exterior shot.
Perfect place to shoot my April Ludgate costume! The key costume pieces that you’ll need, include:
2. Saddle Bag (I didn't use one for my costume, but a vintage bag like this one works to carry all the necessities for the evening.)
3. Brown Wig (c/o Party City)
I featured one of my favorite quotes from the show to tease today’s post on Instagram…
"Give me all the eggs and bacon that you have."
I loved this ensemble of April's from Season 6's "Gin It Up" episode...
...so I recreated it in front of the Pawnee City Hall, doing my best "I'm over it" look.
This is actually something that I'd totally wear in real life - could be something easy to put together using things from your actual closet.
I brought out my best deadpan vibe to channel my inner April...
I only wish that Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) was my co-worker...
You can even craft this into a fab group costume...
...snag yourself an Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, Aziz Ansari, Retta, or Ron Swanson lookalike and it's on.
Ten looks down, 21 to go!
TV Show Details:
Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Location: Pasadena City Hall, 111 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena, CA