With the extreme popularity of the Squid Games on Netflix, I knew I had to come up with some easy Squid Game Costumes. Check out our DIY Squid Games Halloween costumes perfect for this year’s Halloween parties.
With some basic pieces and a few extra details, you can make your own Squid Game costumes at home. Don’t worry no sewing machine or 3D printer is necessary for my Squid Game costume ideas.
DIY Squid Game Costumes
The two main Squid Game costumes you can make are the Squid Game Player costumes who wear a distinct teal or green track suit with sequential numbers on it. Or a Squid Game worker who wears a dark pink jumpsuit with freaky black masks.
Squid Game Player Costume
Personally I think the Squid Game players are wearing teal track suits but I think green would work well too. All players wear the exact same uniform, only the white numbers set each player apart.
- Teal Athletic Pants
- Teal Zipped Jacket
- White Slip On Vans
- White Shirt
You might get lucky and find track suits with a white stripe down them. I did not.
I snagged a pair or teal green sweatpants and zipped jacket (from Target) and then added my own white stripes using me favorite craft supply, duct tape! Plus we added a basic white t-shirt underneath and white slip on shoes (Vans knockoffs from Walmart).
Add Track Suit Numbers
I also used white duct tape to add the numbers to the track suit. You could try and find white iron on numbers last minute but that seems unlikely. Plus I could much better match the style and size of the numbers using white duct tape.
I also like that duct tape isn’t permanent, so I could remove them after Halloween. If you want a more permanent design, then I recommend using a cutting machine and white iron on vinyl.
What number should you use? Well if you are a big fan of the Netflix show then I recommend choosing the number of your favorite character. Otherwise any number between 001 and 456.
I printed the number I chose and used it as a template for drawing on the parchment paper. I then used the duct tape cutting trick to cut out my white duct tape numbers. Download my Squid Games players number file if you want a template for 456, 001, 067, 218, or 101.
Squid Game Guard Costumes
There are three different Squid Game Guards although they wear almost identical uniforms as well. Their uniforms consist of dark pink coveralls or jumpsuits. Plus a black mask with either a white circle, white triangle or white square on it. Additionally they have a black belt, black gloves and possibly a black gun (if you choose a triangle mask).
- Dark Pink or Red jumpsuit
- Black Belt
- DIY Mask or black panty hose with a shape on it.
- Black Gloves
- Black Shoes
Finding the right color (and size) jump suit or coveralls will be hard to do at this point. A hoodie sweatshirt and matching pants would work fine. I got SUPER LUCKY and found a hooded sweat shirt and pants in a dark pink color at thrift stores.
It’s the perfect color in my opinion to match the Squid Game show. I do think red would work ok though too. I added a thin strip of black duct tape down the front center of the jacket.
Squid Game Employee Masks
To me a fencing mask would be a perfect Squid Game mask… of course I don’t know anyone that fences, so the idea was moot.
Some people are just using black panty holes with a circle, triangle or square symbol on it. I think that’s the easiest and cheapest idea for this costume.
I found this DIY tutorial on YouTube that I tried. She shares a 3D printer version (which I don’t have) and a more simple DIY one which is what I did use.
My attempt was a slightly different than the video instructions, I bought black tulle fabric and Krylon Clear Glaze Spray. I bought enough tulle to fold it over 4 times, hoping the extra layers would make the mask a little darker. The whole process can take a few hours to make depending upon how long you wait in between coats of clear glaze.
**UPDATE** I made a 2nd mask, using black interfacing liner (<– I linked to exactly what I bought at Joanns). It’s darker with a tighter ‘mesh’ and I remade the mask with just one layer of it. The mask itself seemed cleaner, because I didn’t fold the fabric over 4 times like I did the first time.
I applied about 5 coats of the spray over time. At the end I added the symbol using white duct tape (instead of paint) because I know I can create a cleaner design that way. If you need to make a mask, definitely watch the video tutorial.
The face mask isn’t perfect but looks great. He is wearing a black balaclava underneath to completely black out his face.
- Workers wear a mask with a white circle
- Supervisors wear a mask with a white square
- Soldiers wear a mask with a white triangle, plus carry a black gun.
We spray painted a toy gun black and added a strap made of black duct tape to it.
Squid Game Halloween Costume Ideas
Besides the two obvious costume ideas, the player and staff member characters, there are a few different types of costumes to choose from. There is also the green light doll (aka green light robot girl) and mysterious front man. Both would be great additions to group costumes if you are hosting a squid game-themed Halloween party.
Robot Girl Costume
I may add a red light green light robot costume if I can find the right dress. Although I am not sure I want to dress up as a creepy doll costume. She does wear an orange dress, bright yellow shirt with collar and white knee-high socks with pigtails.
Kid Friendly Costumes?
These costumes are simple but keep in mind this popular show is about a deadly game with violent messages. The contestants may play playground games but this K-drama series features very violent behavior and images.
There is a good chance some elementary schools might not allow any of the squid game outfit ideas. Check with your school costume guidelines, some school districts definiltey have issues with gore and weapons, and possibly violent shows.
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This post was originally published October 23, 2021.