Burt Macklin is the alter ego of Andy Dwyer from Parks and Recreation. Making your own Burt Macklin costume is hugely popular thanks in part to the popularity of the show and the character. It is also good to know that the hugely popular Burt Macklin costume is both easy and cheap to make.
Burt Macklin Costume – Parks and Recreation
To make your own DIY Burt Macklin costume you will be required to buy and wear a handful of clothes so that you can copy his fashion and style. The main items you will need include an FBI windbreaker, a yellow shirt and necktie. Here is a complete list of what you will need to make your own Burt Macklin costume.
Burt Macklin FBI Jacket
|The first item of clothing you will need for your Burt Macklin cosplay costume is a dark blue FBI windbreaker.
You may choose to simply wear a plain blue windbreaker but to really make your costume stand out you should buy a replica FBI windbreaker.
FBI windbreakers can be bought relatively cheaply.
Burt Macklin Yellow Shirt
|Although Burt Macklin does indeed wear different colored shirts.
He is most often seen wear a light yellow shirt.
When making your Burt Macklin costume choose or buy a light yellow dress shirt that also has short sleeves.
Try and choose a shirt that also has only the one pocket on the breast.
Burt Macklin Necktie
|Burt Macklin is always seen wearing a necktie so your Burt Macklin really must include a necktie.
There is no hard and fast rule to the necktie that you use in your Burt Macklin costume but when choosing try and keep it as boring as possible. Try to choose a necktie that is plain, boring and certainly not what you would consider to be fashionable.
Burt Macklin Pants
|The pants that Burt Macklin wears are dark in color and are dress pants.
The pants that you choose for your Burt Macklin cosplay need not be a specific brand of dress pants as long as they are dark in color. Black should be the preferred color of the of the pants that choose to wear for this costume.
Burt Macklin Shoes
|To match his style and fashion sense, Burt Macklin wears a pair of smart looking shoes.
There is no hard and fast rule to say the specific shoes that you should choose when making your Burt Macklin costume it is recommended that you choose a pair of lace up shoes and you cannot go far wrong with a pair of mens black dress shoes.
Burt Macklin Socks
|Burt Macklin is most certainly one of those type of characters who fail to realise how bad white socks look with dress pants and shoes.
His lack of fashion sense is the very reason Burt Macklin wears a pair of white socks with his FBI dress.
A simple pair of white socks will have your Burt Macklin looking authentic as well as mimicking his style.
Burt Macklin Sunglasses
|Burt Macklin is often seen wearing a pair of sunglasses which have, over time, become as iconic as the character.
When making your own Burt Macklin costume buy or choose a pair of sunglasses which have large dark lenses. Make sure that the sunglasses you choose for your Burt Macklin cosplay should look like they are cheap and made from cheap plastic.
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