When else, other than Halloween, can you dress up as the weirdest character without being at the receiving end of questionable glares from your neighbors? Hardly ever! There are a lot of oddball characters that are adopted by Halloween lovers every year, but none would be as effective as when the whole family gets into some spooky fun by dressing together in a theme. This Halloween, if you and your family are looking to get into a theme then the Addams Family costumes are what we suggest. If you aren't already a fan or haven't heard about of these characters created by American cartoonist Charles Addams, then here's a peek. The Addamses: Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, and Uncle Fester, are one of the most eccentric characters to be created with an inclination towards the macabre. Later, these gothic characters were even adopted as a television series and a movie; making the characters have cult followers of their own. For unrestrained fun, we suggest you even act like these kookily spooky characters. Read rest of the article to know a little about the characters and then the costume ideas.
Addams Family Halloween Costume Ideas
Gomez Addams Costume
Gomez Adams is the patriarch of the Addams family, a loving husband to Morticia, and a father to two children Wednesday and Pugsley. And to dress up like this optimistic and enthusiastic but at times childish gentleman, all you need is a purplish lack striped three-piece suit with a red shirt and black tie/bow. For added effect, stick a fake moustache to your face, hold a fake cigar, and have a pocket watch with you.
Morticia Addams Costume
Morticia Addams is the matriarch of the Addams family, an equally loving wife to Gomez, and a mother to two children Wednesday and Pugsley. It's a gothicy look that Morticia has and to transform into her, you can either sew a black lace around the neck and wrists of a black long fitted dress or buy a costume that is a long black dress and has sheer, spider web sleeves with long strips. Black gothic wig, black lipstick and black nail paint will heighten the effect.
Wednesday Addams Costume
Wednesday is the daughter to Gomez and Morticia Addams, and a sister to Pugsley. To turn into this somber and poker facedly dry witted creature, you'll need a knee length black dress that goes on over the head and has Velcro behind the neck to secure it. Next, put on black tights and black shoes, apply white make up to your face, grey eye shadow, pink or black lipstick, and a black wig with two pigtails (if your hair are too short to make pigtails).
Pugsley Addams Costume
Pugsley is the son to Gomez and Morticia, and a brother who's always on the receiving end of his sister's ghastly antics. And Pugsley's costume is the easiest to arrange for. A white t-shirt with black horizontal stripes, black shorts, white socks, and slightly out tummy are the only few things that you need.
Uncle Fester Costume
The baldhead and the dark circle eyed Fester Addams is the elder brother of Gomez Addams, with a devilish grin, who is always ready to light up the bulb merely by putting it in his mouth. To turn into Uncle Fester, you'll need a long and large black robe and a rope to use as a belt. For extra effect, apply grey powder or skin-friendly paint to your face and black paint for creating the dark circles. And for creating the baldness, a latex mask can be used that ties up behind the head with an elastic strap.
Indulge in a grisly Halloween evening by dressing up as the famous characters from the Addams Family. Read this article to get the costume ideas.