Giving a Jane Z edge to her gothic aesthetic with a convincing French edge and dichromatic sartorial choices, Wednesday Addams becomes an iconic villain with her quirky personality and sardonic comebacks. Shortly after its release on Netflix, Jenna Ortega stars as the main character in the Netflix show, an angsty teenager seeking independence from her parents. Wednesday It has gained wild popularity. The anti-hero became the number one choice for cosplay this year due to the high relatability scale and cool Kubrick vision. Reason? Black and White ticks all the boxes for the perfect macabre patronage, channeling “kooky” energy, goofy charisma, and the new generation of tweens.
Although it was Ortega’s self-choreographed Rave’N dance that stole the show, the costumes didn’t hold back much from the action. Reflecting the emotions and attitudes of the characters, the costumes of each cast member tell a whole story about them. Here are some scattered Nevermore outtakes.
PS: If you haven’t guessed it already, spoiler alert.
1. Wednesday Addams
A young goth fashion woman with an outward feel, Wednesday captivates the audience with her non-conformist attitude, which makes a case for the confused and strange crowd, who shout that they choose to stay this way, but in a cool way. The main character’s almost uniform beauty tells us about her social boundaries and how she chooses to be her own person. The stunning Addams daughter is first introduced to us in a fitted black dress with plunging necklines, warning anyone who approaches her of her sharp and natural nature as we all know what happened to Piranhas. As we travel with Wednesday to Nevermore Academy and her life takes turns at a school for outcasts like her, we find her clothes more relaxed as she finds new friendships and romances.
She starts experimenting with life in touch with the Dark Academy and looks at her checked fall layers and striped cardigans. The Rave’N Dance, a full bloodbath in her mortal existence (see what I did there?), saw her finally get somewhere, embracing her high school jaunty side with tulle and offbeat moves. Finally, her evolution comes full circle with the series finale, where she bids adieu to the academy for the holidays. In contrast to the first scene with her pointy collar, we see Wednesday changed in a lacy collar, which will be dead to old Wednesday.
2. Marilyn Thornhill
Super-villain Joseph Carkstone devotee Laurel Gates uses the name Marilyn Thornhill to secretly plan a genocide-like massacre to get up and close with the Nevermore castaways. While none of us suspected that the self-proclaimed ‘dorm mother’, the auburn-haired teacher could ever be antagonistic, her entire persona gave off her shadowy evil spirit. A perfect example of why one should be wary of too much sweetness, Thornhill tries to hide her dark intentions behind a pair of cute floral prints and bright red boots. Moreover, it is not surprising that she chose red color for her hair and shoes, guess what is the color of revenge. Also, neither a cat nor a woman can be trusted with cat-eye glasses.
3. Morticia Addams
The quintessential vamp, Mama Addams is a vintage queen with her signature floor-length tulle skirt, center-parted straight black hair and burgundy lips. While Morticia Addams always seems calm and composed, giving off a calm aura, her black swimsuit with blood on the back and her bright red lipstick hinting at a troubled and dark past she’s trying to leave behind. A train of dress or a trail of history will never leave you.
4. Larissa Weems
Always keeping a smiling face, Principal Weems looks straight out of a Hitchcockian film. With a mysterious lifestyle and hidden lifestyle, the character’s enigmatic beauty is brought out in monochromatic pastels and classic women’s coats and dresses. Moreover, when we see that she repeats her pieces, it speaks of her ingenuity. As our feelings for her oscillate between being a fan of Nevermore Academy or having some ulterior motives for some personal vendetta, the suspense is translated against her refined appearance, which she can’t wait for. Is there another side to Larissa Weems? Only next season will tell.
5. Enid Sinclair
The super bubbly and sunny Pole opposite her classmate Wednesday Addams is the closest Enid Sinclair gets to the rainbow. Adding a big splash of color everywhere she goes, this late-blooming wolf is a vivid kaleidoscope of characters who want her to look at the world she enters with little mercy. While the other werewolves that are part of Nevermore tend to have shaggy fur and a more down-to-earth nature, Sinclair is a mile away from that charm. Perhaps because her family considers her a black sheep, she finds solace in the sober, carefree world of fuzzy coats, pink berets and bright checks. She doesn’t want to abide by her family’s directive to go to a conversion camp, and so she creates a different identity for herself, one that is super-feminine and dripping pink, at odds with her wolf pack behavior. Rebelling in her own subtle ways, Enid Sinclair may be the new icon for those dealing with sexuality and identity crises.