- 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/Upcoming content/Costumes.
Costumes are cosmetic items that the player can earn in Plants vs. Zombies 2. Every plant has a costume, except for Imitater and Marigold. In the Chinese version, costumes are used to boost Plant Food effects (or upgrade an ability if the plant in question does not have a Plant Food effect).
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 (prior to the 5.7.1 update, but returned in 6.5.1).
- 1.5: Costumes were added.
- 2.1: Comes with costumes for Far Future plants.
- 2.3: Hypno-shroom's costume was released.
- 2.4: Dark Ages - Part 1 plants' costumes were released; Pea-nut's costume would be released later on.
- 2.5: Magnet-shroom's costume was released.
- 2.7: Chomper's costume was released.
- 2.9: The costume changer was released alongside three new obtainable Halloween costumes for Bonk Choy, Repeater, and Kernel-pult.
- 3.1: Six of the previously unused costumes became obtainable through Piñata Parties in the duration of the Feastivus timeline. All of the Big Wave Beach costumes (excluding Banana Launcher), Homing Thistle, and Sweet Potato's costumes were also added.
- 3.3: On March 11, 2015, the shop was redone, with a new tab to purchase certain costumes with gems. These costumes (for Potato Mine, Lightning Reed, Snapdragon, Split Pea, Kernel-pult, Cabbage-pult, and Cherry Bomb) cannot be obtained in any other way than buying them in the shop.
- 3.4: Costumes for all plants missing them since Banana Launcher, excluding Ghost Pepper, Sweet Potato, Pepper-pult and Dandelion, were released, along with Spring-themed costumes for Bonk Choy, Twin Sunflower, Snapdragon, and Kernel-pult made specifically for the Springening event.
- April 15, 2015: a new costume for Bonk Choy and some existing costumes of plants were released to the shop.
- 3.5: Special costumes for Cabbage-pult, Bonk Choy, Kernel-pult, Snapdragon, and Lightning Reed were added to commemorate Plants vs. Zombies' 6th birthday.
- 3.6: Costumes for Lava Guava, Red Stinger, A.K.E.E., and Endurian were released.
- June 23, 2015: Costumes for Toadstool were added.
- 3.8: Summer-themed costumes for Repeater, Lightning Reed, Tall-nut, Winter Melon, and Pepper-pult were released for the Summer Nights event. Costumes for Stallia, Gold Leaf, and Strawburst were also added.
- August 18, 2015: Costumes for Cactus were added.
- 3.9: Costumes for Phat Beet, Celery Stalker, and Thyme Warp have been added.
- September 15, 2015: Costumes for Electric Blueberry have been added.
- 4.0: Comes with costumes for Garlic, Spore-shroom, and Intensive Carrot.
- 4.1: Comes with costumes for Ghost Pepper, Jack O' Lantern and Dandelion, alongside the Halloween costumes for Repeater, Kernel-pult, and Bonk Choy.
- November 11, 2015: Costumes for Grapeshot are added.
- 4.2: Comes with costumes for Primal Peashooter, Primal Wall-nut, Perfume-shroom, and Dandelion.
- December 9, 2015: Costumes for Cold Snapdragon are added.
- 4.3.1: Comes with costumes for Primal Sunflower and Primal Potato Mine.
- January 5, 2016: Costumes for Shrinking Violet are added.
- 4.4.1: Comes with costumes for Moonflower, Nightshade, and Shadow-shroom.
- February 3, 2016: Costumes for Blooming Heart are added.
- 4.5.1: Comes with costumes for Dusk Lobber, Grimrose and Escape Root.
- 4.6.1: Comes with costumes for Gold Bloom.
- 4.7.1: Comes with costumes for Electric Currant.
- 4.8.1: Comes with Time Twister costumes for Cabbage-pult, Bonk Choy and Melon-pult. It also contains Wasabi Whip's costume.
- 5.0.1: Comes with Explode-O-Nut's costume, alongside Snapdragon's unused stovepipe hat costume, the Summer Nights costumes for Repeater, Lightning Reed, Tall-nut, Winter Melon, and Pepper-pult.
- 5.1.1: Comes with costumes for Aloe and Kiwibeast.
- 5.2.1: Comes with costumes for Bombegranate.
- 5.3.1: Comes with Apple Mortar's costume.
- 5.4.1: Comes with Witch Hazel's costume.
- 5.5.1: Comes with Parsnip's costumes.
- 5.6.1: Comes with Missile Toe's costumes.
- 5.7.1: Costumes tab has been removed from the Store.
- 5.8.1: Comes with Hot Date's costume.
- 5.9.1: Comes with Caulipower's costume.
- 6.5.1: Comes with Holly Barrier's costume.
- March 2018: Costumes appear in the store everyday for gems (Premium plants) and coins (World plants). The offer in the store last for a day. These include previously unused costumes for several plants. Note: If the player already owns the costume, it won't appear 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
- Some plants' costumes may make references to other media or their respective Almanac entry. For more information, see the Trivia section of each individual article.
- In the Chinese version, starting with the 1.2.0 update, there are 24 plants' costumes that the player gets from daily Yeti battles. Each costume affects the Plant Food ability, making them more powerful.
- If the player exits a level with a plant without a costume planted in that level and gets that plant's costume at a Piñata Party, when the level is reentered, the already-planted plants will not have that plant's costume, but newly-planted ones will.
- In the Chinese version, during the 1.1 update, costumes are the first time reward in Zombot battles and Gargantuar battles.
- As of the 4.6 update, all Almanac portraits are covered with this class substance, regardless if it is a plant or zombie.
- This substance has since been removed.
- 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.
- Prior to the 4.6 update, Winter Melon's Summer Nights costume, Grapeshot and Cold Snapdragon's costumes were the only costumes that could overlap the Costume Changer button.
- Moonflower's and Hot Date's costumes are the only costumes that are "held" by plants.
- A few players have managed to obtain Pepper-pult's unused year round costumes normally and successfully through Piñata parties.