Family Addams Family Costume for Halloween

Wardrobe Oxygen Halloween 2016 as The Addams FamilyHope you had a fun weekend and enjoy this evening!  Our town has a costume parade every Friday before Halloween.  This year we dressed as a family when Emerson decided she wanted to be Wednesday Addams.  Karl had the nickname Lurch when he was a teen so it was a given who he would dress up as.

Family Addams Family Costumes for Halloween

Wardrobe Oxygen: Lurch Addams Family CostumeFor Karl, it's his shirt and suit, and he added the bow tie I had from a previous Rocky Horror costume.  I put white shadow on his face too, a blend of the mauve and grey shadow under his eyes and a bit of contouring.  Black liner on his brows and around his eyes.  He added some pomade to his hair and roughed it up while it was still damp.
morticia-addams-costumeMy costume was slapped together last minute; I ordered a wig from Amazon, this dress (which is a great dress to have to build for many costumes, I even wore to work one day!), and put my makeup on with one hand while on a conference call.

Wardrobe Oxygen: Wednesday Addams Halloween CostumeTo make Emerson's costume, we took a simple black knit dress (this one actually) and added a white collar (this one from Amazon). I took some matte white eyeshadow and applied to her face just to be a tad pale, and some dusty mauve shadow under her eyes. On the bottom, she just did black tights and since she outgrew her Mary Janes, wore her knee-high black boots. This is a dress you can make warmer for a chilly night; add leggings, another layer underneath. We bought reflective dots to add to her dress so she will be seen tonight; we used these same stickers last year for her witch costume and they're great.

addams family costume for less

It was awesome to find a family costume that was easy to wear and easy on the wallet!  Let me know in the comments if you dressed up and if so what you wore!


  1. crtfly
    November 2, 2016 / 4:30 pm

    So perfect! I hope you have an excellent portrait of you 3 in costume to hang on the wall. Or maybe it can be your Christmas card. I know I’m out there. ūüôā


  2. Linda B
    October 31, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    Fantastic! No one trick or treating in my neighborhood could hold a candle to your family!

  3. Bridget Wall
    October 31, 2016 / 6:54 pm

    So fantastic!

  4. October 31, 2016 / 11:32 am

    What a great family costume! LOVE little Wednesday. I have a zombie, age 9, who is going in tie-dye shirt and sweatpants and a carefully painted face, and a McGonagall, age 11, who has a robe and Griffindor scarf and witch hat. I don’t usually dress up unless I’m going to a party, and since it’s a Monday, not this year!

  5. the cape on the corner
    October 31, 2016 / 9:48 am

    that looks amazing. her face is annoyed perfection and lurch’s makeup! so stinking good!

  6. October 31, 2016 / 9:44 am

    One of the best family costumes I have see around ! You nailed it := )

  7. October 31, 2016 / 9:30 am

    You guys knocked it out of the park!! Awesome!!

  8. Georgia Mom
    October 31, 2016 / 9:27 am

    Love this! Those black & white photos are fabulous!! We are boycotting Halloween this year; I have two boys (14 & 18) who don’t want to dress up and two dogs who bark/growl at anything in the street and might snap at costumes that look “weird” to them (fabric that blows in the wind, masks, etc). The dogs are already spooked due to fireworks for Diwali the last two nights. Have a great time tonight!
    — Suzanne

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