Here's How to Nail That Squid Game Costume for Halloween

Now the most important question: are you square or triangle?

The goals of Halloween costumes, in order, should be: (1) comfortability, (2) cultural relevance, (3) ability to repurpose it for everyday wear and not look like a goon. Good news, we have you covered. With its recent explosion in popularity, Netflix's Squid Game is the perfect fodder for Halloween. You have options, my friend. You can go as one of the green tracksuit-wearing players, or you can go as a guard. Let's break down the ease of these costumes and what that probably says about you.

For those who didn't do the mandatory reading (or viewing in this case), Netflix's Squid Game is a battle royale-style K-drama where 456 players, down on their financial luck, have the opportunity to play six children's games for a cash prize of 45.6 billion won. That's about 38 million dollars. Only catch is, if you don't win, you die. Classic rigged fair game if I ever heard of one.

The easiest (and most versatile) costume here is one of the players. With a slick green tracksuit, with or without some stick-on white numbers, you immediately embody one of the players. Some free advice on taste: don't add any blood to the costume. First off, it could stain your nice new tracksuit, but also, you've already made a costume riffing on poor people dying for a chance to escape poverty. Drink your beer in the corner and let the track suit do the work, you scoundrel.

The second, slightly more involved look is one of the guards. Can you rock a red jumpsuit out and about around town like you could a tracksuit? Depends on how confident you are! But his one, to really pull off the vibe, will require the mask. Now the question is: are you feeling more square or triangle? Also, some free advice on this one? Do not carry a gun around with you to complete the look. Real or fake. Shit is far too complex in our world right now for you to be leaning on the side of "accuracy."


Below are your options, unless you want to go as the icon. The moment. The lady in charge. This queen.

Become a Player from 'Squid Game'

Adidas Men's Athletics Essential Tricot 3-Stripes Jacket

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Adidas Men's Tall Size Essentials 3-Stripes Tapered Cuffed Pants

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Become a Guard from 'Squid Game'

Jayayamala Squid Game Mask - Circle

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Jayayamala Squid Game Mask - Square

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Jayayamala Squid Game Mask - Triangle

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Cotby Squid Game Jumpsuit with Gloves and Belt

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