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).

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^ = 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)



  • 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.

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