Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is a comedy movie starring Will Ferrell. Exaggerating and spoofing the male-centered broadcast news world of 1980, the film is basically a hilarious rehashing of the original Anchorman movie. Christina Applegate, Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner are all back reprising their major character roles.
Any decent Anchorman 2 costume will include clothes that were in style in the late 70s and early 80s. If you have any of your old disco clothes and polyester suits packed away in the attic, dig them out and you can effectively reproduce the look that is seen throughout the film.
The two main characters, Ron Burgundy and Veronica Corningstone, are married and co-anchors of a New York news network. Ron is resplendent in his powder puff blue polyester three-piece suit, shaggy mustache and thick, “big hair” coiff.
Of course, the super-wide, big-knot men’s tie of the 70s and 80s is in full effect. But actually, any late 70s or early 80s era three-piece suit or disco wear will identify you as the shallow and self-involved Ron Burgundy, as long as you deliver on the thick, dark brown mustache and head of hair.
Veronica Corningstone likewise is often seen in the iconic three-piece polyester and knit suits from the era. Her blonde hair is styled accordingly. She frequently wears pink and light purple, with the male characters usually wearing browns, grays, and darker colors when they are playing their broadcaster roles.
Champ Kind (David Koechner) was the sportscaster sporting a 10 gallon cowboy hat in the original Anchorman movie, and he is back with the same persona in this film. He usually sports a gray, brown or black leisure jacket or polyester suit and white or black Stetson cowboy hat.
Think about what a chauvinistic “man’s man” sports broadcaster that owns a fried chicken store would wear in 1980, and that is Champ.
Brian Fantana is played by Paul Rudd, who has moved on from news reporting to become a famous cat photographer in Anchorman 2. He also sports a thick, bushy mustache, often times opting for a chest-bearing open shirt look under a leisure sport coat.
Brick Tamland is played by Steve Carrell, and actually appears in the film at his own funeral. Once again, watch news footage of late 70s and early 80s broadcasters, and dress accordingly. If you can add an extremely low IQ, you have Brick down pat.