This is our Homemade Addams Family Costume for Halloween. My husband was Gomez - we got him a dark suit, red tie and big fat cigar. He has a mustache drawn on with an eyeliner. I was Morticia, I wore a long black wig and long black dress.
My son was Uncle Fester. We bought a bald wig and put white stage makeup on his face with dark around his eyes. He wore a brown smock with a rope as a belt. My daughter we dressed up as Wednesday. She wore a black shirt and skirt from her closet. I cut out a bow from white felt and pinned it to her neck, and also pinned white felt around her wrists. She had braids and also white face with dark circles.
The cutest was our little cousin ITT. We took long pieces of different shades of yarn and cut them to be floor length for him. Then we put Velcro inside of a black hat and velcroed the pieces of yarn inside the hat, so when he put the hat on his "hair" went over his face. I bought some of those little circle glasses to wear over the yarn. He also had a long black cape under the yarn hair. You can't see it very well in the picture.
Everyone loved and it would work well for a bigger family too!
This homemade Wednesday Addams costume was awesome to make. I am not a seamstress by any stretch of the imagination so I didn't know what I was going to do. However, I went to Goodwill and found this adult stretch polyester dress, floor length with a turtle neck. I figured I could try something. I got out my glue gun (I really can't sew) and started cutting. I took the turtleneck off and cut about 7 inches off of the bottom.
After making a glue hem, I found an old white stained polo shirt and cut the collar off. I glued the collar onto the dress, after making a cut in the back so she could slip it over her head. I took the head off of one of my daughter's dolls and made the doll a dress. For the doll's collar, I took an odd sock and cut the top ½ inch off. This created a collar! Add tights, granny shoes and black hairspray and we have an Addams!
Coolest Homemade Gomez and Mortica from the Adams Family Costumes 12
by Simone E.
(Fort Sill Oklahoma)
Homemade Gomez and Mortica from the Adams Family Costumes
I had no idea what to have my children be and I had limited funds. So every year I try to come up with homemade costume ideas. My son was a pirate one year from a homemade costume in 2007 and I was amazed because his costume looked better than all the kids wearing store bought costumes. So we thought about it, and came up with the Homemade Gomez and Mortica from the Adams Family Costumes.
We put in the DVD and looked at their outfits for ideas. I just used a pin stripe suit my son had for church and drew on the mustache. My daughter had the black long dress for dress-up for years. I think it was a witches dress originally. They both play the role well, my son will pretend to speak French and kiss up her arm! Their ages are 5 and 8 yrs. Everyone knew who they were suppose to be because they acted the part!
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Coolest Homemade Cousin It from the Addams Family Costume 11
Homemade Cousin It from the Addams Family Costume
I made this Homemade Cousin It from the Addams Family Costume a couple of years back. I cut hundreds of threads that I purchased all the same length and then taped together using the method of laying them even on one sheet of duct tape and the covering it with another.
My original idea was to glue them into the top-hat but my hair was so similar to the yarn, and I was pressed for time so I just flipped my hair over.
This costume cost around 10 dollars to make but took A LOT of time. I hope you enjoy it.