Get Ready to See a Lot of Squid Game Halloween Costumes
Sales for green tracksuits and white Vans are up by thousands of percentiles indicating that the look from Squid Game might be the hottest costume for Halloween.
The unfortunate contestants on Squid Game, a life-or-death survival game where players can either win millions of Korean Won or die trying, are forced to wear a simple look. A striped green tracksuit and some white slip-on shoes.
According to sales metrics, this exact outfit is flying off the shelves. As reported by Variety and Sole Supplier, sales for white slip-on Vans have jumped 7,800% and online retailers are returning Squid Game-style outfits in search results for green tracksuits.
TV will supply plenty of inspiration for this year’s Halloween costumes. After all, this is a year in which there have been many different Marvel shows on Disney Plus, as well as the continuation of Ted Lasso. I’d wager any one of these shows will fuel this year’s Halloween parties.
Squid Game is the number one TV show on Netflix around the world and for good reason. The show about poor Koreans forced to play deadly children’s games for a chance to win millions and pay off their debts has resonated with the world.
Despite the seemingly overnight success, Squid Game was in development for 10 years as the director tried and failed to get the story made for the screen. And when Netflix finally went ahead and produced the show, the director revealed the intensity on the set caused him to lose six teeth to stress.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.