They’re Creepy and They’re Kooky …
The Addams Family is an American TV show based on creepy and kooky characters created by New Yorker cartoonist Charles Addams. The black and white comedy series aired on the ABC network from September 18, 1964 to April 8, 1966.
The family is headed by patriarch Gomez Addams, who simply adores his perennially black-clad wife Morticia. According to the Internet Movie Database, Gomez and Morticia Addams were the first married couple on American television implied to have a sex life. The pair were known to call each other by many pet names, including Bubeleh (Yiddish), Cara Mia (Italian), Mon Cherie (French), Querida Mia (Spanish), Querido (Spanish), and Cara Bella (Italian).
Cara Mia …
John Astin and Carolyn Jones
They Really are a Scream
Gomez and Morticia live in a museum-like home with the eccentric Uncle Fester, Grandmama, and their two children, Wednesday and Pugsley. Lurch the butler tends to the family, frequently assisted by Thing, a disembodied hand that pops up from hinged wooden boxes located throughout the home. Storylines revolve around other family members, including the hair-covered, gibberish-speaking Cousin Itt and Morticia’s older, blonde sister, Ophelia Frump, also portrayed by Carolyn Jones.
The Addams Family is often compared to The Munsters, since the shows aired during the same two seasons and appealed to the same audience. Both shows had catchy theme songs and used a laugh track. The Addams Family theme song was written and composed by Vic Mizzy, who also created the theme song for Green Acres. Neat … Sweet … Petite! Celebrate Halloween in its macabre glory with Addams Family costumes, definitely one of the funniest TV show Halloween costume ideas.
We’re Gonna Pay a Call On … The Addams Family
Starring John Astin as Gomez Addams
The feedback that I get from my association with Gomez is heartwarming. It is very difficult for me to take anything but a positive view of the Gomez phenomenon.
Gomez Addams Costumes
Gomez is one of the most popular Addams Family costumes. This officially licensed Gomez Addams costume includes 100% polyester striped jacket and pants, shirt inset and bow tie. Standard size should fit chest sizes up to 42 inches. Hand wash and line dry this costume for years of use and enjoyment. Complete the look with the officially licensed Gomez Addams wig and moustache kit. To care for the wig, simply hand wash, gently style, and allow to air dry.
Querida Mia …
Starring Carolyn Jones as Morticia Addams
I’m in love with everything about show business. The only thing that ever came easy to me in life has been acting.
Morticia Addams Costumes
Beautiful Morticia is one of my favorite Addams Family costumes. The officially licensed Morticia Addams adult costume includes a sexy black polyester gown with draped sleeves made of spider web mesh. This costume is available in sizes small, medium, and large. Complete the look with the Deluxe Morticia Addams wig in luxurious black. The 100% synthetic fiber wig is hand washable and should fit most teens and adults. There are also child versions of the Morticia Addams costume and wig.
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They’re All Together Ooky … The Addams Family
Starring Jackie Coogan as Uncle Fester
Uncle Fester Costumes
The officially licensed Uncle Fester costume includes a 100% polyester full-length black hooded robe, silver cord belt, and latex mask. The adult standard size will fit chest sizes up to 42 inches. The mask captures Uncle Fester’s pasty complexion, accentuated with coal-shaded eyes and reddish-black lips. The mask fastens behind the head with an elastic strap. Openings for the eyes, nose, and mouth make the mask comfortable enough for all night wear. Complete the Uncle Fester look with a magic light bulb.
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Their House is a Museum … When People Come to See ‘Em
Jackie Coogan, Carolyn Jones, and John Astin
Wednesday Addams Costumes
The officially licensed Wednesday Addams child costume includes a 100% polyester black belted dress with a stark white collar and wrist cuffs. This costume is available in sizes small, medium, and large. Complete the look with the officially licensed black wig, featuring Wednesday’s signature long, braided pigtails. There are also adult versions of the Wednesday Addams costume and wig.
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Every Home Should Have a Guillotine
Ted Cassidy as Lurch the Butler
Cousin Itt Costumes
Actor Felix Silla surely had one of the most unique jobs in Hollywood, portraying the excessively hirsute Cousin Itt. Here are a couple versions of the Cousin Itt costume. In addition to several pounds of hair, Itt was known to wear sunglasses, a derby hat, and white gloves. The Cousin Itt costume includes a long wig, round sunglasses, and a black derby hat. The deluxe costume features a two-piece wig for a better fit.
Not Your Typical TV Sitcom Mom
Carolyn Jones as Morticia Addams
Thing Crawling Hand
Thing, the disembodied hand, was usually portrayed by Ted Cassidy. When Lurch had to be on camera at the same time as Thing, the show’s associate producer Jack Voglin lent a hand. Thing was usually a right hand. Ted Cassidy occasionally used his left hand to see if anyone would notice. The Thing Crawling Hand is a moving toy that is activated by sound. If you’re looking for classic TV show costume ideas, Thing is the perfect accompaniment. Thank you, Thing!
Happy Halloween from The Addams Family
Ted Cassidy as Lurch, Carolyn Jones as Morticia, and John Astin as Gomez
Carolyn Jones … Morticia Frump Addams
John Astin … Gomez Addams
Ted Cassidy … Lurch
Jackie Coogan … Uncle Fester Frump
Ken Weatherwax … Pugsley Addams
Lisa Loring … Wednesday Addams
Marie Blake … Grandmama Addams
Felix Silla … Cousin Itt
The Addams Family (1964-1966)
Theme Song Written and Composed by Vic Mizzy