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Goth girl guide: How to dress like Wednesday Addams

Colour makes Wednesday Addams physically sick; she breaks out into hives and the flesh peels off her bones. We have a feeling she wouldn't think fondly of the dopamine dressing trend. But Ms Addams is not alone (even if she wishes she was), simply the mainstream misanthrope leader of health goths, punks, emos, enter every subgenre of black-dressing you can imagine.

Do we want to be her? Absolutely. And even more so after watching Tim Burton's Wednesday on Netflix. Academy Award-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood put Jenna Ortega in everything from Prada's Monolith Lace-Ups to that ruffled Alaïa dress, channelling the Wednesday we all know and love, while still managing to keep her style feeling fresh.

Needless to say, Wednesday Addams' wardrobe is a hit. On TikTok #wednesdayaddamscosplay has tracked up over 143 million views, with users layering a hundred different shades of black to emulate her outfits on the Netflix series. There are other elements of the show people are obsessing over, like the fact that Jenna Ortega didn't blink while on set, and the scene from Nevermore Academy's school dance where Wednesday imitated the moves of Siouxsie Sioux and Bob Fosse’s The Rich Man’s Frug dance number from Broadway musical Sweet Charity, to the sound of Goo Goo Muck by The Cramps. A stroke of genius.

We might be entering summer, but goths still visit the beach. Have you seen Days of the Bagnold Summer? Anyway, below find the RUSSH edit of wardrobe pieces, if you too are looking to cosplay as the latest iteration of Wednesday Addams. As for the sadism and grade eight violin skills? You'll need to bring that yourself.


SIMONE ROCHA Organza Midi Dress

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MIU MIU Crepe Blouse


PRADA Monolith Lace Ups


SHRIMPS Jacques Coat

SANDY LIANG Mary Jane in Black


PRADA Nylon Backpack

THE VAMPIRE'S WIFE Mini Fortune Teller dress

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