Whether it be Donald Trump, Harley Quinn, Walter White or the kids from Stranger Things, every year there's always one Halloween costume that really seems to capture the zeitgeist, and with the 31st rapidly approaching it looks like we already have a runaway favourite for the outfit of the year.
Netflix's surprise hit Squid Game has taken the world by storm, with the South Korean horror-drama quickly becoming everybody's new favourite show and securing its place as the biggest pop-culture phenomena of 2021.
And let's face it - with Halloween just a few weeks away, the series' distinctive green numbered tracksuits and red hooded jumpsuits lend themselves perfectly for a last-minute costume, and look stylish as hell to boot.
With the series being such an overnight sensation you might think that options might be thin on the ground, but in fact the opposite is true - costume manufacturers have been quick to latch onto the show's popularity, and over the past few weeks an onslaught of Squid Game costumes have hit the market.
At the time of writing, there are over 2,000 results for the term 'Squid Game costume' on Amazon, and Google Trends has reported that on the week of 2 October searches for the same phrase reached an all-time high. Meanwhile, TikTok and Instagram users are already sharing DIY tips and posting their homemade outfits under the hashtag #SquidGameCostume.
No matter what your preference, there's something for everyone out there, so without further ado here's a quick roundup of some of the most popular fits from the show.
Green Numbered Tracksuit
In just a few short weeks the green, numbered tracksuits worn by the contestants have become some of the most distinctive outfits on TV, and this all-in-one set should cover most of your bases if you're looking for a simple, authentic look.
It comes customisable with many of the numbers worn by the characters on the show, including 001, 067, 218 and 456.
Buy it here.
Soldier Costume With Mask
The sinister masked soldiers that enforce the game's rules and kill with impunity are some of the most visually striking characters on the show, and it's no surprise that their mask and jumpsuit combo is currently the No.1 bestselling costume on Amazon.
There's a tonne to choose from but this one looks like it covers most bases.
The Front Man Face Mask
If you're looking to stand out from the pack even more than usual, then dressing as the mysterious head honcho who runs the Squid Game from behind the scenes is the look for you.
With his distinctive trench coat and black face mask there'll be no doubt who's in charge when you turn up to the party looking like this.
Make it yours for just over a tenner.
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