Character Name: Wednesday Addams Series: The Addams Family Specifics: inspired by various versions of the character Cost: $20 Time: 6 days Started: October 2010 Completed: October 2010 Debuted: Youmacom 2010
Thanks to Adrien and Mackenzie for the photos!
I've always liked Wednesday (she's creepy and little and hilarious and has long dark hair), and her dress seemed like a fun Halloween costume to make.
I didn't base the costume on any one version of her outfit. In most of her incarnations, she wears a black or grey button-down dress with a collar, so that's what I ended up making. I patterned it from scratch, made the dress in less than six days. I love the way I got it to drape. :3
For the collar, I cut a collar off a stained dress shirt and sewed it on. Instead of dealing with button holes, I sewed snaps under the buttons. I used my real hair for the pigtails and wore a pair of boots I had lying around.
Overall, this was a very simply costume, but it proved to be very recognisable and a lot of fun to wear.