How to Act, Look, and Dress Like Wednesday Addams for Halloween

Updated on October 20, 2016


Wednesday is not an affectionate child, and she doesn't need your affection either. Her nonchalance and confidence means that she does not need your approval to feel 'good' about herself. She's independent and quite the character for her age! Known for her stoic expression and deadpan replies (laced with sarcasm). You're not going to be very 'authentic' if you smile excessively, or at all, for that matter. If it's too late for you to develop a dark sense humor, try some of these classic lines from Wednesday.

Wednesday: We don't hug.
Becky: Oh, they're just shy.
Pugsley: We're not shy.
Wednesday: We're contagious.

Morticia: Wednesday's at that very special age when a girl has only one thing on her mind.
Ellen: Boys?
Wednesday: Homicide.

Joel: Wednesday, do you think that maybe someday you might want to get married and have kids?
Wednesday: No.
Joel: But what if you met the right man, who worshiped and adored you? Who'd do anything for you? Who'd be your devoted slave? Then what would you do?
Wednesday: I'd pity him.

Wednesday: Nice knife. Can I play autopsy with it?


Funeral Garb


Though I do see a lot of sexy Wednesdays, we're not aiming for the same look in this discussion. Wednesday is the eldest daughter of the Addams Family and she's 6 years old in the film. She dresses conservatively in a black long-sleeved dress—usually accented with white collars and shirt cuffs.


I'd think that black ballet flats would be super for the overall look, but let's just turn it up a notch by pairing this look with black oxford wedges instead. It goes perfectly with everything, and adds a little something to an otherwise predictable outfit.

Accessories: (optional)

  • Skeleton Hand Collar Clips - Since the outfit doesn't call for a belt or anything exceptionally fancy, you can subtly play on the fact that Wednesday loves macabre, and this would be a piece she would probably love having.
  • Black Satchel Bag - We are Halloweening, we can't go empty-handed right? I picked this satchel bag because of it's simplicity and size, you just need a good space to toss in a wallet, your cell, and some place to stash those candies!
  • Headless Baby Doll - Self-explanatory!


Because she was a child in the television series (and movie), Wednesday supposedly did not have on any type of makeup — unless it meant to make her look dead.

I have picked out two makeup looks that would be perfect for you as Wednesday. They are not your typical heavily-lined-lids goth look. The focus is on the eyes, with less emphasis on the lips or cheeks.

Lexi's Grunge Revival and Morbid Monday Morticia (how apt) looks are both smokey-eyed routines. They are both gorgeous when paired with our Wednesday outfit, perfect if you want to have your game face on.

Luminous, pale skin + nude lips + a hint of smoothly blended brown & black eyeshadow does the trick.
Luminous, pale skin + nude lips + a hint of smoothly blended brown & black eyeshadow does the trick.


Wednesday wears her sleek black hair parted in the middle and braided at two sides. If your hair is too short, you can consider temporary clip-in hair extensions. They are easily attached with tiny metal clips — no glue or weaving needed. You can look into various kinds of braiding styles like the French braid and Fishtail braid. For a simple braid, the traditional 3-strand braid (shown beside) is the easiest to do on yourself.

So now that you're geared up and one with Wednesday, head on out, and enjoy yourself as an Addams.

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        freya shaw 23 months ago

        i adore wednesday addams i act like her....!

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        Peony 4 years ago

        @ ChristinS - Thank you so much (: I loved her character too, it was fun to write this!

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        Christin Sander 4 years ago from Midwest

        Very cool. I loved Wednesday, she was so funny. Voted up and pinning!