Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family

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!

Costume Information

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.

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