If someone wanted to dress like a Portland native, what do you think is one piece that they should buy?
Oh my gosh, well, I honestly think that there’s so many different kinds of people here, so it really depends on what kind of style you are. I would say for me personally, a Portland native would be…hmm.... What do I wear everyday? I think it’s a good boot and a nice leather jacket.In the process of working with Fred and Carrie, did they ever come to you with a sketch where you thought, “This is too ridiculous”?No. Trust me there are times when I think, “Can I pull this off?” because it’s so intense, but I think that is what I thrive on for the show. It keeps things interesting.
Is there any secret that you could allude to that are going to happen in season 4 or anything that you’re really excited about?
Oh my gosh, season four is packed with a lot really interesting costumes, that’s what I’ll say. There are a lot of different things that we hit on that I think we really nailed as far as costumes go. I’m really excited to actually see it. Everybody that’s seen the footage so far says that it’s our best season yet so I’m really excited to note that.Check out the slideshow to see some of Needham’s favorite costumes from seasons past and her her inspirations for those characters! And don’t forget to watch Portlandia tonight at 10 PM on IFC!