Costumes - Uncle Fester
Most commonly known as Uncle Fester,
he is the older, unmarried brother of
Gomez Addams. He is an outspoken, fun loving and often zany member of the Addams clan,
although he is usually shy and introverted around strangers.
Fester is an inventor of the unusual and loves to
experiment, especially with things that go boom. He has many unusual interests including a
passion for explosives, fireworks and poisons of all types, and mentors
the Addams children in the "unsafe" manufacture and use of
Uncle Fester Costume
Fester is almost always seen wearing a plain, dark colored robe with
a large, oversized collar. The "Fester Addams Family" costume
manufactured by Rubie's Costumes, includes a latex fester mask, a black
hooded robe and a belt cord to hold the robe around the waist, similar
to the one worn in the New Addams Family TV series.
has a ghoulish complexion and is completely bald. For a much more
realistic appearance, we chose not to use the mask that is included with
the costume set, but makeup instead.
The first step is to use a bald skull cap to
make yourself bald. Latex skull caps are one of those things that either
look good or very bad. If you decide to use one, do it right!
sells a quality complete bald cap kit that includes detailed
instructions for applying it. You should be aware that you will need
someone to apply it for you, as it is almost impossible to properly put
on a bald cap and the makeup yourself.
Fester's skin color varied from episode to episode from a
very light gray to an almost dark gray-blue.
For the makeup we choose to use a very light gray grease paint by mixing
a dab of black to white grease paint and cover all exposed
skin on the head, neck and hands. Lightly darken the eye
sockets with a very small amount of black makeup on the tip
of your finger. We suggest that you keep a small container
of the gray grease paint with you Halloween night for
some unknown process, Fester has the unique ability to
conduct and actually generate electricity. One of his
favorite tricks is to place a light bulb in his mouth and
cause it to light up. This effect is easy to duplicate by
using a prop called the "Magic Light Bulb". It looks like a
regular light bulb, but you are able to make it light up
through a hidden mechanism. You can find trick light bulbs
like this one at novelty and magic stores.
One of his favorite means of relaxation is to sit in
his electric chair for a fast recharge. A great display for
your front porch or in the house at a Halloween party is for
Uncle Fester to be sitting in a prop electric chair.
say's "I Love You" like a stink bomb!"
"It doesn't matter whether
you win or lose. It's how many stitches you require."
"Dating is for the