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Craig Middlebrooks from Parks and Recreation

Craig Middlebrooks is a minor character in the NBC sitcom, Parks and Recreation, though he hates being called his name. He took over Leslie Knope’s position as director and associate administrator. He is believed to get promoted Head of the Parks Department after Ron Swanson leaves. Craig is just as loud and opinionated as the actor who plays him, aka Billy Eichner from Billy on the Street. Craig is also a wine expert, and was hired by Tom Haverford to be a wine steward at his Bistro. His significant other is Typhoon, whom he eventually marries. Despite his explosive, nihilistic outbursts, he indeed “cares too much,” as he is diligent at what he does.

Donna Meagle from Parks and Recreation

Donna Meagle is a character in the NBC sitcom, Parks and Recreation. She is the office manager of the Pawnee Parks and Recreation Department. Out of everyone in the show, Donna has the most active dating life with a variety of suitors. She is sociable yet strong-willed, with a taste for luxury and culture. Played by stand-up comedian and actress Retta, the character became a regular in the third season. This costume guide includes a standard outfit from the earlier seasons, as well as the outfit from the iconic “Treat Yo Self” segment.

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Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation

Leslie Knope (played by Amy Poehler) is the perpetually optimistic and highly-driven civil servant who anchors her co-workers and friends on Parks and Recreation.  Leslie’s dedication to her job inspires others, even her Libertarian co-worker and friend Ron Swanson, to do their best for their community.  Leslie aspires to be President one day and typically wears sensible pants suits while working at the parks department in Pawnee, IN.  For a true Leslie Knope look, you’ll also need a relentlessly positive go-getter attitude and a binder full of ideas (or maybe just Leslie’s thoroughly researched book “Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America”).

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Tom Haverford from Parks and Recreation

Tom Haverford (played by Aziz Ansari) is a member of the Pawnee, Indiana parks and recreation department along with April, Leslie, and Ron.  He also considers himself a multimedia mogul and entrepreneur.  Though Tom’s personality can be abrasive and over-the-top at times, he reveals himself to be a good businessmen, and an even better friend.  Tom’s clothing is always fashionable and sometimes outlandish, making him the perfect character to emulate if you are looking to show off your unique sense of style or you have a penchant for coordinating pocket squares.

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April Ludgate from Parks and Recreation

On the sitcom Parks and Recreation, April Ludgate (played by Aubrey Plaza) is the sardonic parks department intern who eventually learns to follow her passions thanks in part to her mentor and boss Leslie Knope.  April also marries resident goofball Andy Dwyer in a unique wedding ceremony.  April often dresses in layers, wearing blouses under her sweaters or a hoodie or jacket over top a simple t-shirt.  April and Andy also roleplay occasionally as Janet Snakehole and Burt Macklin.  April makes the transformation primarily by wearing a black pillbox hat and using a long cigarette holder, and she will sometimes complete the look with a vintage black dress and pearls.

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Andy Dwyer from Parks and Recreation

Andy Dwyer (played by Chris Pratt) is a lovable goofball on Parks and Recreation.  He is also the frontman of local band Mouserat and husband of April Ludgate.  Though he wears many unique outfits throughout the series, he has a yellow short sleeved button down that pops up multiple times.  When he and April roleplay as Janet Snakehole and Burt Macklin, Andy transforms into the renegade FBI agent by donning a blue jacket and brown aviators.