I love all things Halloween. Coming up with DIY costumes is a passion of mine!
Squid Game Costumes For Halloween
Squid Game costume ideas come from the most popular TV series in America during the pre-Halloween season. It's the South Korean show airing on Netflix, Squid Game. The show aired just in time to give us some great Halloween costume ideas. You don't have to play a game and possibly die to dress up like a character in Squid Game. But you do have to decide which character you want to dress up as. The choices are: the contestants, the guards, the mystery man, the Front Man, and the VIPs. Here's what some of those costumes look like:
- The green numbered tracksuits worn by the contestants.
- The red jumpsuits worn by the guards and the fencing style masks they wear.
- The black outfit worn by the mystery man.
- The yellow shirt under a orange jumper dress with white knee-high socks to look like the creepy robot doll.
- The silver trench coat and angled mask the Front Man wears.
What to be on the lookout for?
- Red jumpsuit
- Green tracksuit
- White slip-on sneakers like Van's triple-white shoes
- The weird masks the guards wear
- Yellow T-shirt
- Orange jumper or over-sized T-shirt
- A trench coat
Check your drawers and closets. You might have some of these items of clothing at home. If not, you can check thrift shops or Amazon.
Squid Game Halloween Characters
- Ali Abdul #199
- Ji-Yeong #240
- Seong Gi-Hun #456
- Cho Sang-Woo #218
- Kang Sae-Byeok #067
- Red Light, Green Light (Mugunghwa) Girl
- The Front Man
- The Guards
How To Make A Squid Game Guard Costume
The guards in Squid game dress in reddish/ pinkish jumpsuits and they wear black mesh like masks over their faces. On the masks are symbols that show the guards rank. The symbols are a circle, a triangle, or a square. Look around your house to see if you have any kind of jumpsuit. Amazon has them and your local thrift store might have something you an use. If you do find something and it's not the right color you can dye it.
The guards mask can be made out of a black mesh material. Draw the symbol you want on it and it should be sheer enough that you can see through it. Tie it around your head. You could also use a black ski mask and use tape to make your symbol. It's not ideal but it's way cheaper than buying a fencing mask.
Find a toy gun and ta dah ... you are a guard.
How To Make A Squid Game Front Man Costume For Halloween
The Front Man wears an angled mask. I've seen these angled masks for sale on Amazon for about 10.00. The mask is black and you would have to paint it gold with a red line across the forehead.
The other trick to this costume is finding a silver trench coat. If you have an old trench coat that you are going to get rid of, you can spray paint that silver to wear for Halloween night. This is the simple way to create this costume. Easy, cheap, and people will recognize who you are dressed up as. The link below will also show you the guard masks we talked about earlier on this page.
How To Make A Red Light, Green Light Girl Costume (Mugunghwa Girl)
This doll like character sings while playing the game. She is singing the Mugunghwa song. The Red light, Green light girl reminds me of a LEGO creation. The doll dresses in white knee socks and a yellow shirt under an orange jumper. Look for an over-sized orange T-shirt that you can cut to look like a jumper top. Check your closets and attic to see if you can find those. If not check your local thrift shop.
Find a YouTube makeup video that makes your face look like a porcelain doll and style your hair so it looks like a blunt bang cut across the forehead with the rest of the hair pulled back in a loose braid or pony tail. You can take a look at the video I posted below. It isn't exactly a make up tutorial but you will get the idea of how she created this doll look. Her shirt and jumper are painted on too. I wonder how she managed to make something she could actually walk outside with. I'd stick with the T-shirt and jumper idea.
The Six Games Played In Squid Game
Do you need some fun on theme games for Halloween? There are six games played by the contestants in Squid Game. The games are surprisingly childish. The games have deadly consequences in the show, but you can just play them for fun too! There is a sinister end in store for some of those players.
1. Red Light, Green Light
The "tagger" turns their back, says green light, and sings. When they say Red light, the players must freeze. If you move in this version of the game, you die.
2. Honeycomb (Ppopgi)
The players must cut stamped shapes, a circle, a triangle, a star, or an umbrella, out of honeycomb candy. This candy is known as Ppopgi or dalgona.
3. Tug of War
You know this game. Two teams grab the end of a piece of rope. Each team pulls and tries to pull the other team over the line. It was a simple game until the Squid Game. In Korea, this rope pulling game is called juldarigi.
This version of the usual marbles game is slightly different from the child's game most of us would recognize. Teams of two players get two sets of 10 marbles each. One of the players must get all the marbles, but they must do so without using any violence at all.
5. Glass Stepping Stones
This game reminds me of hopscotch...except it's way more dangerous. The players must hop their way to the other side of a suspension bridge lined with glass panels. The panels are of different strengths. If a contestant chooses a normal panel, the glass will break and fall to their deaths.
6. Squid Game
This game reminds me of tag. The Squid game was popular in South Korea in the 1970s and 1980s. The field is square and has a triangle on the top, and on top of the triangle is a circle.
There are two teams. One is a defender; one is an attacker. The goal is to have a player from the offense reach the top of the squid's head (the circle) and touch it with their foot. The defense must try to stop them.
Quotes From Netflix Squid Game
Use these quotes to really get into character!
- "I'm good at everything, except the things I can't do." Mi-Nyeo
- "I don't have a home to go back to. In here, I stand a chance at least. But out there? I got nothing out there." Player 322
- "This is Hell. What are the rules in Hell?" Deok-Su
- “Life is like a game, there are many players. If you don’t play with them, they’ll play with you.” Oh Il-Nam
- “Good Rain Knows The Best Time To Fall.” VIP
- “Everyone is equal while they play this game.” The Front Man
- “You Have A Reason To Leave This Place, But I Don’t.” Ji-Yeong
- “You Don’t Trust People Here Because You Can. You Do It Because You Don’t Have Anybody Else.” Gi-Hun
- “I just wanted to return the favor.” Abdul Ali
- “Do You Know What Someone With No Money Has In Common With Someone With Too Much Money? Living Is No Fun For Them.” Il-Nam
- "It doesn't matter how tough you are. You're not going to win in this place. Not on your own." Jang Deok-su
- “We’ve Already Come Too Far To End This Now.” Sang-Woo
- "Mugunghwa kkochi piotsseumnida." The Red Light, Green Light Doll
Squid Game Memes, Games, Episodes, and Talk Of Season 2
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- Squid Game season 2 | release date, cast, trailer, theories for return - Radio Times
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- Squid Game Episodes, Ranked from Worst to Best
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- Best Squid Game memes: The Netflix show is serious, but these jokes are funny - CNET
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- Squid Game | Netflix Official Site