Picture this: It’s Friday night and Wednesday just rolled up in her hearse. Elvira and Morticia are swapping stories about whips and chains, and Nancy is spiking the punch (again) while The Bride gives her jack-o-lantern another stab for good measure. Lydia cranks up the music, and we all know what happens next. It’s October, and the ghoul gang’s all here.
Partying with our favorite creepy ladies might be nothing more than wishful thinking, but there’s no reason we can’t dip into their aesthetics for a night (or a lifetime). We’ve fashioned six ensembles to help you channel the spirits of our dearest sisters in fright.
“I’m just like any modern woman trying to have it all. Loving husband, a family. It’s just, I wish I had more time to seek out the dark forces and join their hellish crusade.”
Morticia is all about red lips, red claws, and that dress. We never really see her feet, but we thought she’d appreciate a pair of Fluevogs.
Clockwise from top left: Morticia Dress//$95.14 | Adept Lace Fingerless Gloves//$48 | Red Stiletto Nails//$13.40 | Fantine Shoes//$199 | Armageddon Liquid Lipstick//$18 | Hallowed Cathedral Ring//$200
“My whole life is a dark room. One big dark room.”
Originator of the ubiquitous big black goth sunhat, Lydia’s style is slouchy and layered. That doesn’t mean it’s anything less than picture perfect.
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
“My name’s Elvira but you can call me ‘tonight’.”
For those days when more is more: More cleavage, more kitsch, more ass, and more sass.
“We are the weirdos, mister.”
Nancy walks her pointy boots down the hazy line between heroine and villainess, what with punishing the wicked one moment but turning on her sister-witch the next. We don’t always know how to feel about her, but when it comes to her style? We know right where we stand. Punk rock.
“Are they dead?”
“Does it matter?”
From her deadpan voice and steely stare to her stark dress and trademark braids, Wednesday Addams has always been 100% unfuckable-with. Remember: Wednesday’s child might be full of woe, but her pockets are lined with cyanide.
The Bride of Frankenstein
“It’s a perfect night for mystery and horror. The air itself is filled with monsters.”
So much more than the would-be wife of the big bolted guy, The Bride is a monument to feminine intensity, brows like bolts of lightning, and the power of “No.” Her wardrobe asks: Can gothic fashion be white? Answer: Absolutely.