ICYMI, Squid Game costumes are having an interesting effect in recent fashion trends. This follows the hype that manifested in its well-received season finale as well as its role in launching the fame of its stars to new heights.
Squid Game players’ green tracksuit look
Details play a huge role in Squid Game’s plot and the costumes bear the most symbolism. The green tracksuit worn by the players of the game is inspired by a political initiative in South Korea during the 70s, where children were required to wear a similar attire during field days. Just like the real-life childhood games that inspired the levels of Squid Game, the costumes are meant to be nostalgic. The uniformity of the look, despite the players’ differences in race, age, and background, can also reference one of the series’ most popular lines, “Everyone is the same.”
Squid Game players’ red — or is it pink? — boiler suits
There seems to be a confusion on what colour the Squid Game’s guards’ outfits actually come in. One theory suggests that they’re red, referencing the ‘red versus blue’ game hosted by The Salesman to recruit the players (and possibly, the guards). However, it may also be hot pink considering how the lighting on the show can somewhat alter the true colours of the costume — just like how the tracksuits are green not blue. Squid Game’s Art Director actually revealed that it’s pink, referencing the fairytale-like aspect of the sets, but it looks like the internet’s still half-and-half about the look.
‘Red Light, Green Light’ doll outfit
Aside from the players’ and the guards’ looks, another outfit that stood out from the series was the Red Light, Green Light doll’s look. This doll, which was featured only in the pilot episode and the first level of Squid Game, counts as a main cast member to us. It also has been the subject of many memes.
The Front Man’s all-black look
The Front Man’s identity is one of the biggest mysteries in the series and his all-black outfit definitely adds more to his mysterious aura.
The VIPs’ opulent animal-inspired ensembles
The VIPs represent both the extravagance and harshness behind the purpose of Squid Game, making them one of the biggest antagonists of the show. They’re most distinguishable through their gold masks inspired by various animals — the tiger being the most memorable.