Unlike the contestants on the psychopathic reality show Squid Game, you can get in the game without risking torture or death, but you might not end up with a cash reward at the end (unless you really up your cosplay game!)
All you need is to wear the distinctive dark teal sweatsuit worn by the down-on-their-luck contestants of the Squid Game. The tracksuit features each participant’s number, which is 456 for the lead character in the show, but you can pick any number you’d like if you are customizing the outfit yourself.
Get in the game this Halloween season with one of the hottest costumes of the year. In this costume guide, we will walk you through the steps to put together the distinctive outfit, just remember to stop and stand still when the light turns red!
How to Dress Like the Squid Game Contestants
The two-part Squid Game player costume starts with sweatpants that have an elastic waistband and a string that allows you to adjust the comfort level of the pants. The pants are green and the adjustable string is white.
There is also a white stripe on the side of each pant leg that is roughly two inches wide and which is found throughout the entire length of the pants. The bottom of the legs contains elastic just like the top part does.
If you’re making the costume, it shouldn’t be difficult to make because all you need to do is look for a basic sweatpant sewing pattern.
The sweatshirt worn with the pants is the same color and long-sleeved.
There are pockets on either side of the sweatshirt, as well as a stripe that matches the ones on the leg and runs from right underneath the collar to about half-way down the sleeve.
One thing you’ll notice is that in the TV show, the zipper of the sweatshirt matches the color of the shirt itself, while most costumes you buy online have white zippers instead.
There is a three-digit number on the top left-hand side of the jacket, and applicable numbers include 067, 218, 456, and numerous others.
DIY Costume Tutorials
You can easily make it yourself if you learn the design and color of the costume. Just look for a cotton blend sweatsuit-type material that is a dark-teal color, but not too dark or too light in color.
About The Squid Game Player Look
The Squid Game players wear a simple two-piece tracksuit consisting of either dark green or dark teal sweatpants and a matching hoodie. The pants have a standard elastic waistband, but the top has a front zipper. The show’s uniform is straightforward to imitate because it doesn’t call for any special accessories like masks or boots.
This getup is relatively easy to sew using a simple design template, making it ideal for novices. The versatility of player numbers, combined with the costume’s comfort, gives cosplayers a lot of room to express their individuality while being instantly recognizable as a character from the hit show.
You have one goal this Halloween or cosplay season: survive. With the Squid Game player costume, you might be one of the lucky ones.