For a no sew option, I'd go to thrift shops and look for 2 things:
a long slim black dress that comes done to below the knees
a huge 1980's pouffy tulle skirt that is floor length.
than wear the dress over the skirt and it'll look like one long fish-tail dress.
Or, just buy the dress, and than buy 10 or 12 yards of black tulle and have a friend who can sew, sew the tulle into layers of ruffles at the bottom of the dress.
I'm in the process of making Morticia Addams. I bought this pattern: http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction...on_id=26750673
to make it with, because the skirt is absolutely perfect! I'll have to change the sleeves some, but that's pretty easy to do - just find the right sleeves on another pattern! LOL!
I'm going to make it out of black stretch panne velvet (I'm going to Jo-Ann's to buy that later today). It takes 10 yards - 7 yards for the skirt ruffle/train alone!
I'm thinking of adding a PVC/Pleather waist cinching corset and a top hat with a floor length black veil. I know that's not accurate to her show/movie costumes, but I'm going for a more "SteamPunk Wedding" look here. You know - what she would have looked like at her wedding before the kids came along.
Now if only I had a Gomez to go with me! =P