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The Addams Family group Halloween costume
Dressing up as the Addams family for Halloween
The Addams family was an American TV series which ran for two seasons from 1964 -1966 over a total of 64 episodes. It was made into two successful movies in 1991 and 1993 as well as a straight to video film in 1998. There have also been two animated series and a remake of the series was aired in the late nineties.
The Addams family are a perfect group Halloween costume due to the Halloween feeling of the series and films, and the immediately recognisable characters in it.
Photo of The Addams Family cast courtesy of ABC Television - wikimedia commons
Gomez Addams costume
Gomez Addams is the wealthy father of the Addams family. He is madly in love with his wife Morticia and spends a large amount of time with his family. His main hobby seems to be blowing up his toy trains with dynamite.
To get the Gomez look (as in the picture above) you will need:
1. A striped 1950s style suit with shirt and either a tie or bow tie
2. Heavily gelled hair with a centre parting (or you can use a wig)
4. A cigar
Gomez Addams costume
This Gomez Addams costume comes complete with trousers, jacket and bow tie. You can also find a wig and cigar to go with your costume on Amazon.
Morticia Addams is Gomez's wife; an elegant, beautiful woman who enjoys art and tending to her man-eating plants. To get the Morticia look you will need:
1. Long black hair.
2. A tight, floor length black dress.
Photo of Morticia Addams costume courtesy of www.Amazon.co.uk
Morticia Addams costume
Dress up as Morticia with this black floor-length dress. You can also find a matching black wig on Amazon.
Wednesday Addams is the daughter of Gomez and Morticia and the youngest member of the family. She enjoys raising spiders and beheading her dolls.
To get the Wednesday look you will need:
1. A black schoolgirl style dress.
2. Dark hair in pigtails.
Go for a more grownup Wednesday look with this super sexy costume. You can buy the wig separately on Amazon.
The Addams Family original theme tune
Get in the mood for your Addams Family costume with the unforgettable theme tune.
The Addams Family theme song
Addams Family music on Amazon
You can get the original intro and MC Hammer's 'Addams Groove' on Amazon.
Uncle Fester is Morticia's crazy uncle renowned for putting a light bulb in his mouth and it lighting up.
To get the Uncle Fester look you will need:
1. A large dark hooded robe.
2. A bald head (a bald head 'wig' is fine).
3. An optional light bulb (but be careful if putting it in your mouth).
Photo courtesy of JBarta - wikimedia commons
Uncle Fester costume
Try this Uncle Fester costume featuring the hooded robe, belt and mask.
Lurch is the Addams family's butler famous for appearing almost immediately upon the ringing of the summoning bell with the line 'you rang?'. Lurch usually only speaks through grunts.
Lurch is a great costume if you are tall (Ted Cassidy, who played Lurch in the TV series was 6 foot 9 inches tall).
All you will need for your Lurch costume is a black suit/tuxedo, white shirt and black bow tie. Some pale make-up would also be effective.
Photo of Uncle Fester and Lurch courtesy of We hope - wikimedia commons
Pugsley Addams is the son of Gomez and Morticia. More capable of being 'normal' than the rest of the family, Pugsley still enjoys making contraptions with his father and playing with his pet octopus Aristotle.
To get the Pugsley look you will need:
1. A white t-shirt with horizontal stripes (colours are not too important)
2. Black shorts.
As Pugsley is the most normal looking of the family, he is also the most difficult to create an immediately recognisable costume for, so I recommend only using this one if the other characters have been taken already.
Picture cropped from intro picture.