Creating a Sookie Stackhouse costume is very simple. What's more, you don't have to break the bank to look just like your favorite fangilicous telepathic vamp.
Homemade Sookie Stackhouse Costume
Homemade is the way to go when designing a Sookie Stackhouse costume. After all, there isn't a company out there that sells official Sookie costumes. Still, if you're a fan of the HBO series True Blood or you are a rabid reader of The Southern Vampire Mysteries, then you've probably fallen in love with the southern blond barmaid with telepathic powers and are itching to dress up just like her for your next costume party.
If you are desperately seeking a Sookie costume, then consider rummaging through your closet for items that can be incorporated into a super Stackhouse look:
You can go a few different ways when dressing up like Sookie Stackhouse:
- Work uniform: Several online retailers sell Merlotte logo t-shirts identical to the one Sookie sports on the TV series. The plain white tee is part of Sookie's work uniform, which she pairs with ultra-short black shorts and a Merlotte logo apron. The online retailer 80stees.com sells Merlotte logo shirts for girls. However, if you don't want to dig deep for a plain tee, then consider using Photoshop or another photo software program to design your own Merlotte graphic. Once you settle on a font, use a color printer to print it on a piece of iron-on transfer paper and add it to the upper right hand corner of your white t-shirt.
- Fancy: When Sookie hits the town she personifies a true Southern Belle. The blond bombshell enjoys wearing short dresses that show skin. Look for a dress with an empire waist and halter-top that shows off your shoulders to pull off a true Sookie Stackhouse look. Another option is to buy a fancy Sookie-inspired dress online. Lulus.com sells a Sookie Stackhouse dress it claims is right out of True Blood. The cute white dress features lace overlays, cap sleeves and adorable little cap sleeves with covered button closures.
If you opt to dress in Sookie's work uniform, then find a pair of black Nike shoes to go with your ensemble. If you prefer to dress up like fancy Sookie, then search for a pair of sandals or high heels that will complement a chic dress.
You won't need to pile on the makeup when dressing up like Sookie Stackhouse. The natural beauty wears minimal makeup, preferring to go with a fresh faced look. You're better off applying dark brown or gray eyeliner and matching mascara to your upper lash line only. Finish off the look with a light pink, pale peach, or nude lipstick.
If you have blonde hair you will save a chunk of change when creating your Sookie costume. Since the southern charmer has blond hair, the only way you will look like her if you don't have light hair is to invest in a wig. Long blond wigs can be found at party or beauty supply stores.
Once you have the right hair color, you can work on replicating Sookie's hairstyle. True Blood's main character wears an array of styles throughout the series. When she's at work, Sookie typically pulls her hair back into a ponytail. However, when she is dressing up for a night out on the town she typically wears her hair down in loose curls or straight with a headband as an accessory.
Other cheap and easy accessories to add to a Sookie costume are vampire bites. Simply use a bit of red blood or makeup to create vampire fang marks on the side of your neck. Then, drip a bit of fake blood down your neck and shirt.If you are dressing up like waitress Sookie, then enhance your costume with a tray of beer or other libations, a pen, and a notepad.
Final Costume Tip
Keep in mind that Sookie Stackhouse is a telepathic waitress living in the Louisiana town of Bon Temps. As a resident in the small, southern supernaturally charged town, Sookie has a Louisiana drawl. Don't be afraid to speak with a southern accent to further enhance your costume.