Wednesday Addams | Halloween DIY Inspiration

It is October, which to me means: HALLOWEEN! Yes I know it’s at the end of the month, but it’s actually my favourite time of year. I get so excited about Halloween, and LOVE doing my make up and putting together a costume. I wanted to cover a couple of really simple DIY costume ideas that can be put together at home and the first one I am focusing on is Wednesday Addams.

A classic Halloween costume, who did not grow up idolising Christina Ricci/ Wednesday Addams?!? She really did teach us that black was acceptable all year round, and made a subtle and classic statement.

The make up for this look is very simple, and I would actually advise against over the top makeup for this one, think pale make up, dark brows and lined eyes. If you were feeling particularly daring you could branch out into a dark lip, possibly even matte black.

I have personally been craving an excuse to invest in the Lime Crime velvetine in black.



Hair has to be kept with the mid parting and pigtail plaits, it is her signature. You can try and spice it up with a fishtail braid if you were feeling particularly feisty, but I would stick with the classic.

 In terms of clothing, please bear in mind that Wednesday Addams is a child/ pre-teen so please avoid the “SEXY WEDNESDAY” costume. Boobs should not be on display, nor midriff, that is not the Wednesday way!

Clothing wise: A high neck dress and a white shirt. You have the option of adding black tights or stockings, and that is all you need (unless you can convince your friends to dress up like the rest of the Addams family).

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ASOS have this chic little black dress and it already has a beautiful and delicate white-collar // Shop here 

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Boohoo have the perfect shift dress, all you need is a white shirt // Shop here

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Again, River Island have really done all of the work for you on this one, collar and cuffs on the dress // Shop here


This dress has sold out since posting this blog on the 3rd of October. I found a similar River Island dress here, and will keep the original link up, just incase the dress comes back in stock.

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Jack Wills have also put together a fabulous black dress with white-collar included // Shop here 

All of these dresses are so cute, and perfect for chic work dresses, so don’t feel too bad if you do buy a new dress for a costume as you will get the wear out of it.

I will be running Halloween themed posts all throughout October so please comment below if you have any costumes you need help with, and it could be my next post. In the mean time you can follow my Pinterest board dedicated to costumes here.

Thank you for reading,

Gina xxx


Last year I dress as a Glamour Puss, details here. 


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