These Wednesday Addams costume items will make sure your costume rises above the rest this Halloween. Going for the traditional Wednesday Addams look? Or want to make it a little more 2021 friendly? This list has it all.
It’s no doubt the Addams family is one of the best-known Halloween shows there is. With that, Wednesday Addams is forever a Halloween icon. You can’t disappoint if you go dressed as her this year for Halloween!
On top of that, this costume is relatively easy to recreate. We love doing things with simplicity and on a budget. For the very basics, a black dress and tights will suffice. All you need is a pair of pigtails to complete the look.
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Wednesday Addams Costume:
1. Iconic Dress
You can’t be Wednesday Addams without the dress! This outfit is so iconic that people will know who you are even if you have blonde, red, or purple hair. It’s really all about that white collar. As long as your dress has that, you are golden. Is it just me, or is this dress actually super cute to wear, not as a costume?
2. Wig with Pigtails
The dark pigtail braids are also a Wednesday Addams costume must! If you don’t have deep, dark hair, you may want to consider getting a wig to cover your locks.
3. Temporary Black Hairspray
Maybe the wig thing isn’t your cup of tea! While it can be hard to make a wig look real, it’s easier to spay some removable hair coloring. Just be very careful if your hair is bleach blonde! You wouldn’t want to ruin a $300 hairstyle!
4. Black Tights
Wednesday Addams always wears a pair of black tights under her dress. You gotta keep the mood dark for sure, and this is one way you can! Keep the costume super traditional by pairing the tights with the black dress.
Alter the costume a little bit and put your own twist on it with stockings instead of tights! If you live somewhere that gets super cold in October, this might actually be a better option for you! This is a little more of a chic 2021 style, anyway.
Alrighty, this is the Wednesday Addams costume essential that will REALLY take it up a notch. Is it getting hot in here or what? Go for the fishnet option for a little bit of a sexier look!
7. Mary Janes
To really complete the traditional look, you’ll need a pair of mary jane shoes. Good thing these are actually super comfy! You’ll be so happy you chose to dress as Wednesday Addams for Halloween this year because it’s a warm and comfy choice.
8. Black Lipstick
Moving onto some of the final touches, you should try a black lip for this costume. It adds to the dark creepiness that Wednesday tends to give off.
9. White Foundation
Wednesday Addams is a girl who looks like she’s never seen the sunshine. Well, she probably hasn’t! Being from New Jersey, the Addams family doesn’t seem like the type of group to hit the Jersey Shore. You’ll need to make yourself look a bit pasty to fit the part!
She’s known for being a bit plain, but that doesn’t mean you can’t glam up this Halloween costume! Try going as a girly girl version of Wednesday by adding some big sweeping eyelashes.
11. Short-Sleeve Dress
If you’re from California or anywhere near the West Coast, then you know October is HOT. You are going to want to trade in long sleeves for short sleeves! Try doing so with this cute little number below!
12. Bodycon Dress
Try something a little figure-flattering by choosing this bodycon dress. There are actually so many variations of her dress you can try. It doesn’t have to be tradition, but it’ll always be recognizable! It’s all about the white collar and white cuffs.
13. The Thing
Don’t forget about Thing! The Addams Family unconventional pet is a good accessory to pair with your Wednesday Addams costume.
14. Heeled Mary Jane Shoes
If you’re a little shortie like myself, then opt for a heeled Mary Jane. This will give you some height, so you’re not getting lost in the crowds at the party or the bar!
15. Detachable Collar
If you already have a black dress that’s perfect to use, then get a detachable collar. This will give you the distinctive Wednesday Addams look without having to buy a whole new dress. This won’t be as bulky and bunched up as a full collared shirt, either.
16. Bat Cufflinks
Another cute accessory you can add is these bat cufflinks. Your costume will only be more amazing if you go the extra mile to make it that way. I actually really like these, even if it isn’t for Halloween! It’s a cute little accent that only those with attention to detail will notice.
17. Crushed Velvet Dress with Detailing
This crushed velvet dress is so cute! It’s different from the original, but definitely still very Wednesday. The velvet may also be a better option for someone who needs a warmer outfit! The extra detailing on this dress really makes it stand out.
18. Bottle of Poison
Here is another great accessory you can bring with you to the Halloween party. The best thing about this one is you can use it to pour your drinks into! People will love to see it when you’re casually drinking out of a bottle of poison!
19. Child Size Costume
If the idea is to make this a family affair, then you definitely need a costume that will fit a child! This is perfect for the family that wants to dress as the Addams family this year. It’s such a great family costume idea and very easy to accomplish!
20. Black Nail Polish
While I don’t think Wednesday actually wears nail polish, you can make this costume more gothic than it already is. Paint those fingers and toes with this black gel nail polish to really fully nail this look!
21. Dark Makeup Palette
Don’t be afraid to be a glamorous Wednesday Addams for Halloween this year. We all know her as the plain little goth girl, but you can definitely take this costume up several notches. Walk into the party and stun everyone with your beautiful eye makeup!