For the version in Plants vs. Zombies Online, see Costumes (PvZO). For costumes found in the code, but have yet to appear in the game, see Plants vs. Zombies 2/Concepts/Costumes.

Costumes are cosmetics that the player can earn in Plants vs. Zombies 2. Every plant has a costume, except for Imitater, Marigold, all Power Mints, Dazey Chain, all vine plants (Blastberry Vine, Pyre Vine, Pumpkin, and Shine Vine), Ultomato, and Tumbleweed. In the Chinese version, costumes are used to boost Plant Food effects. To Cherry Bomb, Cycloque and Grapeshot, they were used to boost them as they do not have Plant Food.

A costume changer can be used to set whether the plant would wear its costume or not, except for the limited-time costumes of Sunflower, Peashooter, and Wall-nut. It can also change the costumes of the plants if there were more than one costume obtained. Depending on the costume, costumes could be obtained in piñatas, Señor Piñata, Mystery Gift Boxes, or the store (removed temporarily in the 5.7.1 update, but returned in 6.5.1). You can also earn a costume by purchasing it with gems or coins in the store.

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A $ symbol means that they can also be purchased in the store.



^ = Limited-time costume (these costumes are automatically worn during the event and will be removed once the event has ended)
^^ = Costume that the player can keep

China-exclusive (China only)

Event-exclusive (China only)





  • Icy Currant's costume Puzzle Piece shows a set of purple bracelets behind the purple pacifier used in-game
  • If the player exits a level with a plant without a costume planted in that level and gets the plant a costume, the original plants do not have costumes but all newly-planted one will.
  • In the Chinese version, during the 1.1 update, costumes were the first time award for completing Gargantuar Crisis and Evil Danger Daily Challenges.
  • Starting from the 2.9 update, with the exception of Peashooter, Sunflower, and Wall-nut, plants that have costumes will have their portrait in their Almanac entry and the seed selection screen covered with what appears to be glass.
    • As of the 4.6 update, all Almanac portraits are covered with this glass substance, regardless if it is a plant or zombie. It was removed in the 5.7 update.
  • Some plants, such as the Lily Pad and Spring Bean, have feminine costumes, despite being referred to as male.
  • The costume shop gives the costumes names and descriptions.
    • It also refers to Sun-shroom as female, despite it being mainly referred to as male in its almanac entry.
  • In the International version, Ghost Pepper's costume was not obtainable until 4.1 update.
  • Pepper-pult's Summer Nights costume is the only official one obtainable.
  • Due to a programming error, Sunflower, Peashooter and Wall-nut's limited time costumes for 2016 Lawn of Doom event and Plants vs. Zombies Heroes event did not appear in the game, leaving them unused.
  • Both of Shrinking Violet's costumes are based on different types of footwear.
  • Both of Parsnip's costumes are based on its attacking ability and its attackin sound.
  • You can sometimes obtain costumes for plants you don’t own, including ones purchased in the store.
  • Bloomerang's store-purchased costume is a reference to Link, the main protagonist from Nintendo's 'The Legend of Zelda' series, who also utilises boomerangs.

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