In one of the best episodes of Parks and Recreation, Ron Swanson, the meat-loving director of the Pawnee parks department, wins the prestigious Dorothy Everton Smyth Female Empowerment Award. This was a brilliant decision by creator Michael Schur and writer Norm Hiscock — how would the world’s manliest man react to being named the Woman of the Year? It turns out he’d throw the trophy into a trashcan, not because he hates being associated with something so feminine, but because, in his immortal awards, “awards are stupid.”
I bring this up because Ron Swanson was a popular Halloween choice this year, not just among men, but also women, who can wear a mustache and a scowl just as well as their male counterparts, like the national hero pictured above. Here are some of the best Lady Ron Swanson outfits we could find. Get ready to feel…confused.