How to Put Together a Sookie Stackhouse Halloween Costume
Me in My Sookie Stackhouse Halloween CostumeClick thumbnail to view full-size
Halloween Costume: Sookie Stackhouse
So your favorite show is True Blood? Why not dress up as the sweet, psychic southern belle Sookie Stackhouse for Halloween this year? I did it a few years ago, and I can tell you from experience that it is not very difficult to find the perfect, quintessential Sookie Stackhouse costume. And there is more than one to choose from!
The first Halloween costume that is simply Sookie is the Merlotte's waitress costume.
Get the look quick:
- White Merlotte's tee (can be ordered online on Etsy and HBO.com or you can screen print your own!)
- Black athletic shorts (can be purchased at Wal-mart for women and juniors)
- Green apron (order online on Amazon for cheap!)
- Use fake blood or eyeliner to make bite-marks on your neck and drip fake blood on your shirt
- Blonde wig (if your hair isn't blonde already)
- Bottle of True Blood (can be purchased online too)
This is the Sookie costume that you will see me wearing in the pictures in this article. If you want to go for a look that is cute and also screams Sookie, this is the costume to wear this year. The easiest and cheapest way to find those key Sookie waitress pieces is to surf the internet for "Merlotte's T-shirts" or even "Sookie T-shirt." HBO's website has all of the True Blood costumes and t-shirts for sale, but they are usually a little bit expensive at about $25 and up. I actually purchased my Merlotte's baby tee from etsy.com for less than $20 with shipping and handling. The next key piece, which is simple to find anywhere, even in Walmarts and Targets, is Sookie's . These are the types of shorts that cheerleaders and volleyball players usually wear to workouts. They are black with a white elastic band inside and can usually be found for less than $10. I'm sure these could be ordered online, as well. black athletic shorts
Also, you'll want to order a green waist apron to tie the whole look together. If you really want to go all out, add a notepad and a circular serving tray to complete your outfit. Maybe even add an authentic bottle of Tru Blood to your tray and Voila! Quintessential Sookie Stackhouse in a package.
Note: in my costume, I added some bite marks to the side of my neck and some fake stage blood running down my neck and also a little dripping from the corner of my mouth. While Sookie Stackhouse isn't a vampire in the show or novel series, if you watch the show, you'll know why I chose to drip some stage blood from the corner of Sookie's (my) mouth. White tennis shoes were also worn and pantyhose to try to keep the mosquitoes from tearing up my legs too much.
Quick "True Blood: Costume Ideas:
White baby tee
black cheer shorts
Black skinny pants
Pair of fangs
Pair of fangs
Other Sookie Stackhouse Halloween Costume Options
If you want a different and truly unique Sookie Stackhouse costume for this Halloween, pick out a retro, sweet sundress and curl your hair for one of Sookie's date-night looks. A cute summer sundress can be found at any clothing boutique in the mall including Forever 21, Charlotte Rousse, Wet Seal, Bebe, etc. Slap on a pair of espadrilles, and you're set. Of course, stage blood to the neck would be a nice touch. And maybe a cute headband in your hair like the one Sookie's wearing in the picture above.
A third option for a Sookie Stackhouse Halloween costume this year is to go with her "first night with Bill" look. Check out Etsy for vintage white nightgowns such as the one posted here. The nightgown needs to be wispy and somewhat innocent in order to pull off the "first night" look that Sookie did some beautifully in season 1 of True Blood. Stage blood on the neck for this costume is a must! Go barefoot or with unnoticeable flat sandals and leave your hair long and curly.
With a little creativity and a couple of your fondest memories of True Blood, you can come up with your own Sookie Stackhouse Halloween costume this year or any year for that matter.
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