Make your own Morticia Costume

Morticia Addams is the vampy matriarch that lives at television’s 1001 Cemetery Lane. Based on the quirky cartoon that was made popular in “The New Yorker” magazine, this elegant yet just a bit eerie character is a fun choice for Halloween. Beautiful and graceful, but certainly strange as well, you can make a Morticia costume at home that is totally to die for!

Items needed to make your Morticia Costume

Items Needed:
Long black gown
Fishnet stockings
Black high heel schools
Long black wig
Make up
Long cigarette holder


Step 1: The first thing you’ll need for a Morticia costume is a long black dress, the sexier the better, so look for a plunging neckline and thigh–high slit. In the movies, she is portrayed with a gown featuring tattered bell–sleeves and a train that resembles octopus tendrils. You probably already have a little black dress that will work wonders, but if not hit a resale shop for an inexpensive alternative.

Step 2: Glam it up with a pair of fishnet stockings and sexy shoes such as black high–heel pumps or stilettos. Rhinestone jewelry would also be an appropriate choice for this upper–class mistress of the macabre.

Step 3: You’ll want to emulate Morticia’s long black locks that fall perfectly straight down her back. If this isn’t your everyday look, then pick up a costume wig – the 1970s–era Cher wig works perfectly.

Step 4: A real beauty that has skin that has never seen sun, Morticia’s perfectly pale complexion can be achieved with light, almost white foundation makeup, dark eyes rimmed in black and ruby red lips.

Step 5: Accessorize with elegant touches such as a long cigarette holder that Morticia often carries around, or a pair of knitting needles with one of her crazy misshaped sweaters!

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