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Dress like the most bubbly chef in Stars Hollow! This Sookie St. James costume makes it easy to re-create her chef coat outfit from Gilmore Girls. You’ll embody the aesthetic of the Dragonfly Inn. Learn more below.

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About the Sookie St. James Costume

Sookie St. James is Lorelai’s best friend and business partner at the Dragonfly Inn. While she works, she most commonly wears bright and colorful chef clothes, which are a very specific type of fashion made especially for the kitchen.

I’m guessing you probably love her for her charming, down-to-earth, bubbly personality, as well as her loyalty, too. Feel free to giggle frequently while dressed in this costume!

Below is a video compilation of some of her most iconic looks on Gilmore Girls:

DIY Guide: Your Sookie Costume from Gilmore Girls

Below are my top picks for your Sookie costume. All items are from Amazon for quick and easy shopping. I focused on looks that match the exact aesthetic best, are highly rated, and are cheap to keep your costume affordable.

Purple Bandana

Sookie wears a classic bandana in the kitchen so often. And, in my mind, I think “purple” when I think of Sookie’s bandana. However, feel free to wear another color if you have one.

Wig of Auburn Hair with Pigtails

Sookie most often wears her auburn hair in cute pigtails under her bandana. If you’re looking for the most accurate hair, this auburn wig will give you that. While the pigtails are higher than Sookie wears them, they will be under a bandana, so only the bottoms will peek out like Sookie.

However, you can also put your own hair in pigtails!

Colorful Chef Coat

Sookie is known for her job as a chef, and she wears the most vibrant and colorful chef gear. I love this bright blue chef’s jacket to get her bold aesthetic, and it compliments the purple bandana well.

Dragonfly Lapel Pin

While Sookie doesn’t wear a dragonfly pin, I thought this gold dragonfly pin was a great symbol of the Dragonfly Inn’s logo. It would round out the costume and make it clear who you are dressing as.


While you don’t NEED to carry a spatula (or other kitchen accessory) as Sookie, I always think these little details really put the finishing touches on a costume.


Sookie often wears a white half-apron in the kitchen, and this one totally fits the bill.

Chef’s Pants

While you can wear any dark pants of your choice with this Sookie St. James costume, traditional chef’s pants are a great option.

Crocs Black Clogs

Lastly, while you can wear any dark shoes of your choice with this costume, these black Crocs clogs are true to the aesthetic of a chef.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does Sookie always wear a bandaid?

Sookie St. James wears a bandaid on Gilmore Girls to highlight her character’s clumsy nature as a chef, adding a touch of humor and authenticity to her passionate yet accident-prone personality in the kitchen.

What are the key components of a Sookie St. James costume?

A Sookie St. James costume needs a colorful chef’s coat, a patterned bandana or headscarf, chef pants or plain colored pants, a signature apron with food stains, and a bandaid for authenticity. Optional: carry a spatula or wooden spoon as a prop.

What accessories complete the Sookie St. James costume?

To complete your Sookie St. James costume, consider accessories like a bright bandana or headscarf, a quirky apron with food stains, and a playful bandaid to showcase her klutzy nature. Additionally, kitchen props such as a wooden spoon or spatula capture Sookie’s role as a chef on Gilmore Girls.

How to achieve Sookie St. James’ hair and makeup look for Halloween?

For Sookie St. James’ hair and makeup look, style your hair in a simple, loose bun or ponytail, and accessorize with a colorful bandana or headscarf. Keep makeup minimal with a natural, glowing complexion, a touch of mascara, and a soft pink lip to emulate her cheerful and approachable appearance.


This Gilmore Girls-inspired Sookie St. James costume captures her quirky culinary style, as well as her charm. Wearing this outfit is a delightful nod to Sookie’s infectious spirit and flair in the kitchen.

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