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The Addams Family Costume Guides

Dress like Your Favorite The Addams Family Characters

Browse through all the costumes for characters that are a part of America’s favorite creepy family, The Addam’s Family. Bring back to life some of the ghoulish characters from this iconic inversion of the ideal American family. Remarkable characters like the suave Gomez, witty Morticia, morbid Wednesday, or cooky Uncle Fester. Oblivious to their strange and macabre appearance, The Addams Family still charms with their weird sense of family values. Find the step-by-step costume guide for your favorite family member for the perfect [Halloween] outfit. Bring a little fun to a well-known macabre character to any costume event.

Wednesday Addams

Wednesday Addams Costume

Wednesday is one of the most recognizable members of The Addams Family. Most remember the modern-day portrayal by Christina Ricci with her pale and emotionless face, double pigtails, and morbid schoolgirl attire. Unlike other girls her age, Wednesday has a fascination with death. Her infatuation with death has resulted in some unfortunate run-ins with cats, her baby brother Pubert, and a fellow camper who she scared to death. Some of her hobbies include painting pictures of trees that grow heads and reading poetry to her pet spider, Homer. Far from concerned, her parents are proud of her inventiveness, especially when it comes to her skill with torture devices.

Wednesday Addams Costume
Wednesday Addams Costume Guide
Uncle Fester

Uncle Fester Costume

People love a favorite uncle that takes fishing trips and buys junk food. With Uncle Fester, the fishing might involve dynamite, and the food might be actual junk. He is an incorrigible character that is equal parts “mad” and “scientist.” He’s bold, hunchbacked, and has big dark circles around his eyes. He enjoys weird and pointless experiments like feeding blood plasma to his pet plants and retrofitting the shower with a setting that will burn off your skin. Despite this, Uncle Fester is probably the most gentle member of the family, respecting Gomez and Morticia while acting as a caring figure towards his niece and nephew.

Uncle Fester Costume
Uncle Fester Costume Guide

The Addams Family Cosplay Costumes

Within The Addam’s Family, there are undoubtedly some super morbidly fun characters to look like. The patriarch, Gomez, always with his trademark Cuban flair, Morticia is equally beautiful and terrifying, the lumbering Frankenstein-like butler Lurch, chubby Pugsley, and the unassuming Wednesday. As the family takes pleasure in all the things that would typically shock sensible people, anything macabre goes when it comes to costume props, including spiders and headless dolls.

You might feel like recreating one of these famous characters is a do or die situation. Don’t fear! Our easy to follow step-by-step instructions will help you get the look right without turning in your grave. So, take out the white face paint and dig up everything black to get ready to fit in as your favorite character from one of America’s most iconic families. Rest in peace and be ready to scare and delight in equal measure at your next costume event.

About The Addams Family

The Addams Family was an original creation by cartoonist Charles Addams as a satire of the idyllic 20th-century image of the perfect American family. The Addams are a wealthy aristocratic family clan with some oddly macabre tendencies. They live in a giant spooky mansion. Despite their behavior of creeping out anyone they come in contact with, they don’t seem to realize they are doing anything out of the ordinary. Often said to be as iconic as the Kennedy’s, the Addams family has appeared in many incarnations like print, television, film, and theatre.

It’s the twisted take on the usual family dynamics that makes the show so entertaining. Just like any brother, Pugsley tends to behead Wednesday’s dolls, but at her request. Gomez is a hopeless romantic who’s always trying to woo his gorgeous but aloof wife Morticia. Uncle Fester is a well-meaning but eccentric relative that generates electricity with his body. Despite all their strangeness, the Addams have a fascination with anything grotesque and a blatant disregard for child safety. Despite this, they are a family that sticks together through thick and thin.