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Wednesday Addams Embraces Gothic Makeup And Outlook As A Whole

In the sixties, Lisa Loring became a noteworthy child actress in the role of Wednesday Addams, being a playful, sweet-natured but bizarre character raising spiders and practicing ballerina on her own.

Tim Burton’s Wednesday Season 2 Trailer


  • Wednesday Addams’ most distinctive physical attributes are pale complexion and black pigtails.
  • Her makeup features a soft red eyeshadow below the eyes to simulate under-eye bags, which enhance the grim theme.
  • At the school dance, Wednesday wears a romantic AlaΓ―a dress, a vintage piece with sheer ruffled layers, which surprises her schoolmates.

Next, Christina Ricci adapted the portrayal of Wednesday in a much darker theme by burying an alive cat, summoning offensive nicknames to her brother, and showing akin interest in witches during the ’90s.

Jeena Ortega in the Netflix series Wednesday exhibits no changes like in the former adaptation; she has a keen interest in mythical stories and a gothic atmosphere escorted by less than more facial expression

Furthermore, Nicole Fugere added a short-lived attribute to the gothic character in the 1998 film Addams Family Reunion and the television series The New Addams Family for a year.

Wednesday Adams Is Grungier With Smokey Eyes And Plum-Colored Lips

She’s often depicted as a morbid child, drawn to the darker side of things, with an air of emotional distance.

Her fascination with all things macabre is unmistakable, and fans are recognized by her pale complexion and distinctive black pigtails.

She rarely lets her feelings show and tends to have a sour demeanor in attire of a black dress, white collar, stockings, and shoes.

During the 90s, clothes were usually grey rather than plain black, accompanied by reddish-brown buttons.

Wednesday’s makeup features a light foundation, contoured cheeks, and soft red eyeshadow below the eyes to simulate under-eye bags.

It follows a soft brown eyeshadow for a smokey look, black winged eyeliner on both upper and lower lids, and plum lip color to complete a morbid Wednesday outlook.

Unlike Wednesday Addams’ traditional pale-white complexion, the 2022 version of her opts for a slightly colored skin tone and lets the freckles take the center.

Wednesday Adams Chooses A Feminine Appearance Than Earlier

In Tim Burton’s spin-off series, Jenna Ortega’s Wednesday gets an expanded wardrobe thanks to costume designer Colleen Atwood.

Given she is introduced as someone who spends much of her leisure in science experiments and resolving mysteries, she wouldn’t have undergone a knife because she isn’t too keen to change her outward demeanor.

While she still wears her favorite dress, it features a more pointed collar, padded shoulders, a floral pattern, a tea-length hemline, and platform boots.

She graces a striped blazer jacket paired with a long matching skirt at Nevermore Academy, and they layer this over a knitted vest, a white collared shirt, and a black tie.

At the school dance, Wednesday surprises everyone by wearing a romantic AlaΓ―a dress, a vintage piece featuring sheer ruffled layers.

Fans claimed it as one of the best-dressed sessions of Wednesday Addams in the last eight decades, and the grim theme became a romance genre.

Additional Information

  • The early adaptation of The Addams Family showcases her as the youngest daughter of Gomez and Morticia Adda. Then, she became Pugsley Addam’s eldest sibling in another series.
  • Her middle name is Friday, derived from her birthday, and is on Friday, the 13th.
  • Critics loved Jenna Ortega’s performance in the series, and she earned nominations for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy TV Series and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
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