Get sporty with Sue Sylvester’s trademark Adidas tracksuits from Glee
Posted on June 21, 2010
And that’s how Sue sees it…
There’s so much we love about Glee; the brilliant characters, preppy costumes and annoyingly catchy songs to name just a few. But the character we’ve fallen for the hardest isn’t the awkward Finn (Cory Monteith) or perfectionist Rachel (Lea Michelle), but the terrifying yet hilarious cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester. Played by Jane Lynch, Sue patrols the halls of William McKinley high school looking for students and staff to abuse, prescribing weight loss methods to her Cheerios and blackmailing Principal Figgins.
When we first met Sue we hated her and her plot to ruin the glee club’s chances of success, but as they’ve bounced back (just) from pretty much all of her plans we’re less worried now. And after the season one finale episode we’ve realised that Sue does have a heart, even if it is small and rarely seen. On her character Lynch says: “I hope we capture the inner Sue. But you know what? The inner Sue is the inner Jane Lynch as well. I mean, there’s a little mean girl in me and it’s the part of me that I use for Sue Sylvester. I probably couldn’t act it if I didn’t have it in me.” As much as we love Sue, we hope Jane doesn’t have as many hair jokes up her sleeve as her character.
Whether you like it or not Sue has become an iconic character, and this is partly down to her inventive insults and partly her trademark tracksuits. Lynch praised the costume department, saying: “I’d like to thank our wardrobe designer for giving me these great tracksuits, because it obviously puts the character of Sue Sylvester into kind of an iconic place.” Although tracksuits are generally seen as a relaxed, casual form of clothing, Sue manages to make them into a uniform of sorts. She’s very rarely out of her Adidas garb, in fact we can only think of two occasions when we’ve seen her in anything else!
So, inspired by the country’s top cheerleading coach we’ve found a couple of Sue-style Adidas tracksuits to get you started. Just think, one day you could have a collection as big as Sue’s!