How to Dress as Morticia Addams

October 14, 2011

All Hallow's Eve is fast approaching. From now until the macabre occasion, Cautionary Women will give you tips and tricks on what is Halloween all about: dressing up! To start, let's try to get the look of Morticia Addams, one of the reigning queens of Halloween.

Anjelica Huston as Morticia Addams

Now Morticia, the iconic matriarch of the Addams Family, is scarcely the evil woman pictured here at Cautionary Women. She is rather something of a paradox: scary-looking but kind (in the way she knows how), intimidating but approachable (again, in the way she knows how). She is just eerie, not evil.

Carolyn Jones as Morticia

Yet Morticia can give any superbly nefarious queen a run for her money. Whether on TV, film, or anywhere The Addams Family franchise is splayed, Morticia commands attention with her spine-tingling style. Sure she may be fundamentally good and all, but try running into her on a solitary road at night.

Here's how to be Morticia Addams for Halloween:

1. Costume 

You can either shop or sew. If you want the easy way, take a look at these eye-popping RTW Morticia costumesIf you've got the designing chops, why not save up by DIY? She will teach you how:

2. Hair

If you have waist-length, jet-black hair, then whip it like Morticia! Otherwise, you can make use any of these fabulous wigs.

3. Makeup

YouTube is bursting at the seams with undiscovered makeup artists who can help you turn into Morticia this Halloween. You don't have to go to a salon to have your mug done. These lovely ladies will show you how with their Morticia makeup tutorials. Choose:

For added effect, you can ask your friends to dress up as other members of the Addams family: Wednesday, Gomez, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Cousin It, etc. Go to the Halloween party as one for maximum fun, fun, fun! 

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