Parks and Rec DIY

Halloween Location Looks: Day 10 of 31 - Parks & Recreation

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:

Parks & Rec - Opening Credits

I love me some Ron Swanson...

Parks and Recreation - Cast

...but I really love me some April Ludgate!! Her sarcasm kills me.

Parks & Recreation - April Ludgate

The fictional town of Pawnee, IN, where the Parks & Rec team works, uses the lovely Pasadena City Hall as their exterior shot.

Parks & Rec - Aubrey Plaza

Perfect place to shoot my April Ludgate costume! The key costume pieces that you’ll need, include:

Parks & Rec - Aubrey Plaza Costume

1. Navy Skirt (I used a navy H&M dress as my base but a skirt like this is an easy Goodwill find or one picked up at a unform store.)

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)

4. Mustard Yellow Cardigan (A vintage Polo sweater from my collection, but this is another easy find, whether you hit H&M or Salvation Army.)

I featured one of my favorite quotes from the show to tease today’s post on Instagram

Parks & Rec - Opening Credits

"Give me all the eggs and bacon that you have."

Hello Pawnee!!

Parks & Rec - Town Hall

I loved this ensemble of April's from Season 6's "Gin It Up" episode...

Parks & Rec - Opening Credits I recreated it in front of the Pawnee City Hall, doing my best "I'm over it" look.

Parks & Rec - Town Hall

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.

Parks & Rec - Aubrey Plaza

I brought out my best deadpan vibe to channel my inner April...

Parks & Rec - Aubrey Plaza

I only wish that Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) was my co-worker...

Parks & Rec - Opening Credits

You can even craft this into a fab group costume...

Parks & Rec - Aubrey Plaza

...snag yourself an Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, Aziz Ansari, Retta, or Ron Swanson lookalike and it's on.

Parks & Rec - Aubrey Plaza Costume

Ten looks down, 21 to go!

TV Show Details:

Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Location: Pasadena City Hall, 111 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena, CA