'Squid Game' Halloween costume ideas that'll ensure victory in the costume contest

These 'Squid Game' Halloween costumes will be the talk of the 2021 party, trust us!

Season one of Squid Game on Netflix
(Image credit: Netflix / YOUNGKYU PARK)

Squid Game Halloween costumes are essentially a no-brainer for 2021. Not only does the Korean drama's colorful wardrobe segue into easy Halloween costumes for adults—they serve major looks with minimal effort—but the show's popularity begs for an IRL detective Jun Ho and Kang Sae-Byeok at your October 31st get-together.

Whether you opt to be a player, guard or even the Red Light, Green Light doll, there are plenty of looks that perfectly nod to the Netflix sensation. With ensembles that might convince friends you're an extra on the show, there's no way you'll be eliminated from the top costume contest contenders. (If only Squid Game players didn't have to worry about elimination...)



Shop these 'Squid Game' Halloween costumes:

Although outfits abound on the likes of Amazon, don't forget to peruse SquidGameGear.com (opens in new tab) for the best of the best—plus there are accessories to enhance your costume, including playing cards, marbles and the Honeycomb cookie. 

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(Image credit: YOUNGKYU PARK/Netflix)

YoungHoodie, Squid Game Costume Tracksuit Sportwear 4-Piece Outfit Set ($69.99 (opens in new tab), €60.57 (opens in new tab))

Are you competing in the Squid Game? You'll certainly look like it. Don the players' green garb with this four-piece set that includes a T-shirt, sweatpants, a jacket and a face mask to polish it off (fitting for our times). The polyester, high-elasticity garb is available in sizes XXS to 4XL.

Amazon, Cabemin Squid Game Cosplay Jumpsuit 2021 ($44.99 (opens in new tab), £30.00 (opens in new tab))

You'll determine players' fate in this garb: a red, full-body polyester jumpsuit with one plastic mask. Sizes range from XXS to XXL. The MLYX brand sold in the UK ranges in size from S to XXL.

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(Image credit: YOUNGKYU PARK/Netflix)

The Squid Game Store, VIP Mask ($39.99 $24.99 (opens in new tab), £29.43, £18.39 (opens in new tab))

Step into the legend: the VIP Mask from Squid Game is available in plastic and stainless steal. Hurry, this item is selling fast!

Amazon, Herou Women Summer Slim Sleeveless Scoop Neck A-Line Flare Sun Dress and EFOFEI Womens Sleeveless Swing A Line Casual Solid Color Midi Summer Tank Dress ($25.88 (opens in new tab), £14.99 (opens in new tab))

To look like the Red Light, Green Light Doll, you'll have to improvise a bit: Finding a scoop-neck peach dress is the first step. Place a yellow top underneath, put your hair in braids and find a few clips for good measure. If you have a kid in tow, there is a girls' costume (opens in new tab)available.

Be sure to catch up on Squid Game on Netflix before your very own Monster Mash. If you need us, we'll be getting our masks and patiently waiting for season 2. 

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara. 


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