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Wednesday Addams Halloween Costume (and Fishtail Pigtail Braids)

This DIY Halloween costume involves a collared shift dress, a hair tutorial, and dramatic eye makeup. So, let's start with the hair tutorial.Wednesday Addam's signature hair is two side braids with a middle part. To modernize that look a little bit, we went with a side part and fishtail braids instead.
Total Time10 mins
Keyword: halloween, halloween costume, wednesday addams


  • Prep hair by spraying sea salt spray throughout or any texturizing product of our choice.
  • Separate the hair into two sections. We used a side part to keep the look a little more modern, but you can use a center part to stay true to Wednesday.
  • To create the fishtail braid take a side section and split it into two equal sections. Take a small piece of hair from one side and incorporate it into the other.
  • Alternate that with each side until you get to the bottom and fasten with a hair tie.
  • To finish each braid we added volumizing powder to each one and pulled and spread sections to give it a messy feel.


Wednesday Addams Costume
Once you have the hair down, next up is makeup! We skipped the overly pale look and did a bold eye and nude lip. You can find the full eye tutorial (with and without the eye lashes) right here: Halloween makeup tutorial.
And then the last piece of the puzzle for a Wednesday Addams Costume is the outfit. 
To get Wednesday's look, all you need is a black dress and a white collared shirt that you can wear underneath. OR you can look for a dress that already has the collar built in to save on having to buy separate pieces.