Costumes - Lurch
The extremely devoted family butler, Lurch is also
considered to be one of the family. Like the
Frankenstein monster, it is believed that Lurch was
created out of spare body parts from the Addams
ancestral graveyard, which his somewhat
gruesome appearance supports.
He is very tall and lumbering, yet somehow arrives at his
When a family member
summons him via an ever-present bell pull (in the form of a
hangman's noose), Lurch appears immediately and answers in a
deep, resounding voice, "You rang?
Lurch is also known for playing the harpsichord or pipe
organ to entertain the family. His best friend and buddy is
While there's no actual "Lurch" costume, and never has been
to our knowledge, the "Ghost in the Attic Groom" costume
works well. This costume covers your corpse in an elegant
ensemble of tuxedo jacket, pants, top hat, shirt, vest, and
bow tie. Just lose the top hat and gloves, Lurch never wears
them. The "Ghost in the Attic Groom" costume set and Addams
Family costumes are available at your local Halloween
For the makeup 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, use this on the lips as well.
We suggest that you keep a small container
of the gray grease paint with you Halloween night for
touch-ups. Use styling gel and comb the hair down over the
forehead for that classic Frankenstein's monster
The most common words you will hear Lurch speak in
his very deep voice are:
"Yes, Mrs. Addams"