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Squid Game‘s highly-anticipated second season is due in 2024 — and fans of the Emmy-nominated series can get an early fix with the Korean dystopian thriller series’ reality show spinoff. (Those in LA can even get an IRL experience with Netfix’s Squid Game: The Trials immersive pop-up in December; buy tickets here.)
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Premiering on Netflix on Nov. 22, Squid Game: The Challenge spans 10 episodes and will see 456 contestants compete in (non-fatal) games for the chance to win a cash prize of $4.56 million. On the heels the reality series’ newly-released trailer, don’t be surprised if Squid Game costumes are among the top Halloween looks.
When Squid Game debuted in September 2021, overseas costume manufacturers quickly raced to get pieces into the hands of TV fans searching online for how to dress up as Squid Game characters. Some companies were ultimately unable to deliver by Oct. 31, likely due to supply chain and shipping issues. Two years later, show-inspired costumes are now readily available (and getting delivered on time) at Amazon and Netflix’s own online shop, to name a few.
The first season of Squid Game won five Emmys, including for best drama series, best director (Hwang Dong-hyuk), best lead actor (Lee Jung-jae) and best guest actress in a drama series (Lee You-mi); and took home four Screen Actors Guild awards for best actor (Lee), best actress (Jung Ho-yeon) and best performance by a stunt ensemble in a TV series. The series topped Nielsen’s weekly chart shortly after its release, and one South Korean internet service provider even sued the streaming and entertainment company over the surge in network traffic caused by the popular series, per CNBC.
Netflix has its own line of Squid Game merch, including Front Man masks, player costumes, red guard jumpsuits, clothing, figurines and other collectibles.
In the show, contestants wear teal tracksuits with their personal identification numbers, while guards sport hooded red jumpsuits with black fencing masks. Then there’s the robot schoolgirl who serves as the gamemaster for the first episode’s “Red Light, Green Light” challenge, and finally, the eerie Front Man, who wears a geometric face mask with a sleek black coat and leather gloves.
Many of the show’s signature looks are simple DIY projects — you can easily find green and red tracksuits online, or assemble outfits from pieces you already have in your closet.
For those who aren’t so handy or who prefer to shop online, we’ve rounded up the best Squid Game-inspired costumes. We selected options with four-star ratings or better on Amazon, as well as items from the Netflix shop, major retailers such as Amazon, Party City, Spirit Halloween and others.
The Best Squid Game Contestant/Green Jumpsuit Halloween Costumes
Netflix Squid Game Player 456 Track Suit
Disguise unisex adult Squid Game Player 456 Costume, Official Squid Game Tracksuit Sized Costumes, As Shown, Standard US
This three-piece Player 456 costume set includes everything you need to win Halloween, including a green jacket with an attached ringer tee and matching pants. It’s also available on Amazon for 44 percent off, but without free Prime shipping.
Squid Game Player 456 Graphic Tee
Costume Agent Squid Game Costume Green Jacket and Pants
Squid Costume Green Jacket and Pants Halloween Cosplay
Available in six numbered patch options and in sizes S to 3XL, this two-piece Squid Game-inspired unisex tracksuit set includes a green jacket with a numbered patch and matching pants. Reviewers suggest sizing up for the best fit.
Zengjo Men’s Ringer Tee
White Ringer Tee Men Triblend Crew Neck Performance Shirts Short Sleeve Sports Jersey(White/Pine Green,M)
Vans Classic Slip-Ons
Vans Unisex Adults’ Classic Slip On Trainers True White
The contestants wear white shoes similar to Vans’ best-selling slip-ons. What’s great about the Southern California-based brand’s classic pair is that they’re a versatile addition to your wardrobe, so you’ll wear them long after Halloween.
Lugz Men’s Clipper Sneakers
Lugz Men’s Clipper Sneaker, White, 6.5 D US
Prefer a label-less pair like the ones in the series? Try these sneakers by Lugz, which offer the same look as Vans’ slip-ons (but at a lower price).
Toms Canvas Classic Slip-On Shoes
TOMS Venice Collection Alpargata Toms White Canvas 5 B (M)
Another option for getting the white shoes from Squid Games is Toms’ best-selling canvas slip-ons. Note that this pair is in women’s sizes, so men may need to convert the sizing.
The Best Squid Game Red Guard Halloween Costumes
Squid Game Adult Guard Costume
Dress up as a red guard with this official Squid Game costume that includes a red jumpsuit, belt and a breathable triangle symbol face mask. Complete the look with black gloves and boots.
Fuinloth Balaclava Face Mask
Fuinloth Balaclava Face Mask, Summer Cooling Neck Gaiter, UV Protector Motorcycle Ski Scarf for Men/Women Black
Squid Game guards also wear a black balaclava mask underneath their face covering to ensure further anonymity.
Leonark Fencing Coach Mask
LEONARK Armoury AR7011 Helmet- Fencing Coach Mask – CE 350N Certified National Grade Masque – Fencing Protective Gear with Storage Bag (Fixed, S)
While there are plenty of replica masks out there, not everyone wants the risk of receiving a dud, as many customer reviews have noted that the quickly-produced Squid Game-inspired costume masks had strong odors or poor construction. Crafty types who don’t mind wearing an actual fencing mask can opt for Leonark’s coach face covering, which is made of stainless steel mesh and comfortable waterpoof lining. Paint your own white square, circle or triangle outline and you’ve got a professional-looking costume.
Lugz Men’s Lace-Up Boots
Lugz Mens Rucker Hi Lace Up Casual Boots Ankle – Black – Size 10 D
Colortrak Premium Grip Reusable Gloves
Colortrak Premium Grip Reusable Gloves, 4 Pairs (8 Gloves Total), Powder Free Latex, Durable and Chemical Resistant, Textured for Better Grip, Extra Long Cuff, Washable, Black, Small
These powder-free black gloves also help keep the red guards stay anonymous during the games.
Squid Game Front Man Halloween Costume
Netflix x Papercraft Squid Game Front Man Mask
The Front Man wears a black angular face mask, and all you need to complete the look is a long hooded coat and black leather gloves. Netflix says this cardstock paper mask is easy to assemble, and they recommend using white or tacky glue.
Squid Game Front Man Mask
This plastic Front Man mask is yet another option from Netflix’s shop.
Squid Game Front Man 3D Printed Mask
Etsy designer NewChapterNewHome created this 3D-printed mask inspired by Squid Game antagonist the Front Man.
Elotop Men’s Wool Coat
ELETOP Men’s Wool Coat Winter Long Trench Coat Classic Hooded Jacket Top Coat 1812 Black XS
Complete your Front Man Halloween costume (while updating your winter outerwear) with this black wool coat that looks similar to the Squid Game character’s ensemble.
4. Coofandy Men’s Hooded Lightweight Rain Jacket
For a more lightweight (and waterproof) Front Man outerwear option, try this poncho-like lightweight hooded rain jacket from Coofandy. It comes in other colors and in sizes XS to 3XL.
Coofandy Men’s Hooded Lightweight Rain Jacket
“Red Light, Green Light” Robot Girl Costume
Squid Game Adult Young-hee Doll Dress Costume
This official Squid Game doll costume inspired by the “Red Light, Green Light” scenes includes a dress, mask and socks — all you need are some black ballet flats or babydoll shoes.
Disguise Squid Game Red Light Green Light Costume
Disguise Squid Game Doll Costume, Official Squid Game Young Hee Doll Adult Costume, Size (12-14)
Another easy option is this women’s Squid Game doll costume that includes a one-piece blouse and dress, a brown wig with a barrette and knee-high white socks.
Baleaf Women’s Tennis Dress
BALEAF Women’s Tennis Golf Dress Sleeveless with Inner Shorts 4 Pockets for Exercise Workout Orange M
If you prefer to put together your own original look, this orange workout dress by Baleaf is similar to the babydoll dress that the “Red Light, Green Light” robot schoolgirl wears in episode one. Just add a yellow blouse underneath (preferably one with a peter pan collar), knee-high socks and black shoes.
Dr. Scholl’s Women’s Knee Travel Socks
Dr. Scholl’s womens Graduated Compression Knee High – 1 & 2 Pair Packs Casual Sock, White, 4 10 US
Why not keep comfy while you’re walking around as the “Red Light, Green Light” robot? These white knee-high socks by Dr. Scholl’s give you the same schoolgirl look while reducing irritation and moisture absorption (so they’re great for wearing while trick-or-treating).
Amazon Essentials Women’s Belice Ballet Flats
Amazon Essentials Women’s Belice Ballet Flat, Black Faux Leather, 8.5
Finish your Squid Game robot girl costume with a pair of black flats, like these chic flats by Amazon Essentials.
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