"Squid Game" May Be a Twisted Show, but It Offers Some Easy Halloween Costume Ideas
We don't know about you, but we haven't stopped thinking about "Squid Game" since it first premiered in September 2021 and became Netflix's most-watched series to date. "'Squid Game' has officially reached 111 million fans — making it our biggest series launch ever!" the streamer previously announced on its Twitter page. So it's only natural that with Halloween approaching, costume ideas are still brewing a year later.
The engrossing series, which centers on a mysterious yet deadly survival game where players compete to win a lot of money, features a variety of interesting characters you can easily dress up as. While the show is complicated and nuanced, its characters' outfits and looks are quite straightforward, with the series offering a handful of simple costume ideas for yourself, a duo, or a group of friends. Chances are, you'll already have a few items ready in your closet.
Luckily for us, the series is coming back for a second season. Director Hwang Dong-hyuk broke the news back in November 2021 during a red carpet interview with the AP, saying, "There's been so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season. So I almost feel like you leave us no choice! But I will say there will indeed be a second season."
A release date for the second installment has yet to be announced. In the meantime, keep scrolling to get ideas for how to dress up as your favorite "Squid Game" characters this Halloween.
How to Dress Like the Contestants From "Squid Game"
What to wear for the contestants: All you need to dress as a contestant is a green tracksuit with a number taped to the front. You can customize your number and choose to go as Gi-hun (456), Sang-woo (218), Sae-byeok (67), Il-nam (1), or any other player. For extra measure, you can also add blood and dirt stains to your outfit.
How to Dress Like the Guards From "Squid Game"
What to wear for the guards: Similar to the contestants' costumes, you only need one key clothing item to dress as a guard. Opt for a red utility jumpsuit or a zip-up rain jacket and matching pants for your outfit. As for the mask, shops on Etsy sell exact replicas, or you can just buy a fencing mask and draw a triangle, circle, or square on it with chalk.
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How to Dress Like the Front Man From "Squid Game"
What to wear for the Front Man: For the Front Man, get your hands on any hooded black coat, and simply add matching black gloves and the elusive geometric mask.
How to Dress Like the Final 3 Contestants From "Squid Game"
What to wear for the final three contestants: If you made it to the end of the season, you'll remember the guards had the last three contestants, Gi-hun, Sang-woo, and Sae-byeok, change into tuxedos with bow ties for a fancy steak dinner to reward them for making it as far as they did. To achieve the look, wear any black suit and bow tie, and don't forget to mark your number.