This week, a look at official Addams Family patterns.
Ruth Myers’ costumes won her her first Academy Award nomination. (The second was for Emma.)
The 1991 Addams Family was a Thanksgiving movie, so the costume licensing came the following year, in time for Halloween 1992.
Simplicity had two costume patterns, for children and adults. The adults’ pattern was for adorable couple Morticia and Gomez.
The children’s pattern adds Uncle Fester and Cousin It (with “optional face cut-out”). We can only speculate as to why there’s no Wednesday.
Happy Halloween, everyone!
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Addams Family Values is my favorite Thanksgiving movie. Leaving out Wednesday is criminal!
The original costumes for Morticia and Gomez are on display in the lobby of the Cinerama Theater in Seattle (owned by the estate of Paul Allen, whose collection is often shown there).
I made a Wednesday costume for my daughter when she was in middle school (about 2006 or so), just using a girl’s dress pattern and winging it. I must not have really nailed the collar though, because some kids thought she was supposed to be a pilgrim! I’ll have to look at the costumes next time I’m at the Cinerama.
Morticia Addams always my fave option for fancy dress parties – nothing beats a bit of gothic glam