|This was my first, and the easiest Sookie costume to complete.|
I first wore it at ET3, a Twilight convention, just to show that I love True Blood way more than the Twilight Saga ;)
I managed to get a Merlotte's Tshirt and Apron (official HBO merch) shipped in from America. The black shorts were easy... the item that took me the most time to source were the black Nike Cortez that Sookie wears in the show. I managed to locate some in America, so got those shipped in too. [Although being really finicky, it annoys me that the colour of the tab on the tongue isn't the right colour!] I later made the green/white scarf to distinguish my Sookie costume from the other Merlotte's waitresses.
I've worn this to other conventions & events: Collectormania 16 (where I met Michelle Forbes from the show & had my photo taken with her wearing it), Bitten - a True Blood Convention(where I had a group shot taken with Sam Trammel wearing it), The Vampire Ball (I wore it to meet Alan Hyde) and also wore it to meet Charlaine Harris at a Q&A session/book signing in London.
This is my least favourite Sookie costume now because, despite being instantly recognisable, it's the most commonly seen... and I don't like being the same as anyone else!