Alright, Coach! Get ready to criticize the choir kids and run your Cheerios to death! You hate the Glee Club and you run the very best cheerleading squad in Ohio—prove it to your friends at the next party or convention with a Sue Sylvester costume.
Coach Sylvester is a menace. She pushes her cheerleading squad, the Cheerios, to the limit and doesn’t take any prisoners. Her main enemy is the Glee Club at William McKinley High School—the New Directions. She’ll do anything and everything to take them down.
Check out how to get the Sue Sylvester look with our DIY guide.
Sue Sylvester Costume Ideas
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How to Dress Like Sue Sylvester from Glee
Sue is utilitarian. She doesn’t want to deal with putting her hair up or any such nonsense.
She’s got the definition of a short blonde cut and it’s parted to the right. You can achieve this by styling your own hair or finding a short blonde wig at a halloween store.
Sue is nothing without her signature track suit.
Adidas supplies a great track suit, but you don’t have to be on brand. You’ll need a track jacket in a bold primary color with stripes down the sleeves, and pants in the same color with stripes down the legs. Sue is most frequently seen in blue with light blue stripes or red with white stripes. Other color options include black with yellow stripes and purple with white stripes. It’s hard to go wrong.
Sue is a woman without frills, but it’s important to pay attention to detail.
Heavy eyeliner on the top lid will serve you well, but skip the lipstick—and if you don’t keep it neutral.
Find a class ring to put on your left “ring finger.” You can find one at a pawn shop or second-hand store. It’s also not a bad idea to seek out a costume ring with a big “stone”—easily found at a halloween store or thrift shop. Sue takes pride in her class ring.
Practice disapproving of joy in general or dare we say glee. Sue doesn’t like fun. She may have a soft spot for an appropriately-timed song—but she doesn’t show that side of herself often. Play it close to the vest…or the track jacket, as it were.