Do Your Part: Carly and Robin as Gomez and Morticia Addams, Halloween 2013

Sometimes, one is called upon to do one’s civic duty for the greater good of all  human civilization, and this is exactly what happened to me yesterday.

'The Addams Family'

We were brainstorming Halloween post ideas, when Senior Editor Rachel remarked idly what a great butch/femme costume Gomez and Morticia Addams would make. I replied, “I can’t believe Carly and Robin [the Greatest Couple of All Time and Queens of the Couples Costume] haven’t done that already.” Laneia decided that such a glaring omission from their Halloween repertoire was inexcusable, and that we must demand justice.

We filed a formal letter of request.

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I started a petition to encourage Carly and Robin to accept our plea. Carly set forth her terms: If we can get 500 people to sign our petition by the end of Sunday, October 20 (9PM PST/12AM EST), they’ll dress up as Gomez and Morticia and do a photoshoot for Autostraddle.  If we can get 1000 people to sign, they’ll dress up AND throw a Halloween party!

For your reference, here is a series of past Robin + Carly Halloween costume situations:

Boris and Natasha

Boris and Natasha

Roger & Jessica Rabbit

Roger & Jessica Rabbit

Edgar Allan Poe and the Raven

Edgar Allan Poe and the Raven

Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson

Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson

Please take a minute out of your busy day and sign our petition and make this Halloween as glorious as humanly possible.  Your signature means a lot to us — and it means a lot to everyone. We can come together as a community to be the (costume) change we want to see in the world.

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Stef Schwartz is a founding member and the self-appointed Vapid Fluff Editor at She currently resides in New York City, where she spends her days writing songs nobody will ever hear and her nights telling much more successful musicians what to do. Follow her on twitter and/or instagram.

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  1. Robin and Carly are so good at costumes. I can’t wait to see them as Gomez and Morticia. #bethecostumechange

  2. I think I was accidentally the first person to sign this when Stef posted it yesterday. I spend way too much time on the internet.


  3. Done!! On behalf of the ridiculously fabulous collection of photos above, this is a thing that I have to see happen.

  4. I need this to happen and I am making strangers sign it. THIS IS AMAZING STEF YOU ARE MY FAV FOR STARTING THIS.

  5. My ex and I did SamRo and LiLo years ago, but I was a very femmey Ronson and she was a MOC Lohan. I might still be bitter that I didn’t get to be Lohan.

  6. I particularly like the email you receive after signing where Steph ends her message saying ” Thanks again, together we’re making change happen”

  7. Is it bad that I *may or may not have* solicited signatures from my family? Even they know how deep my love for The Addams Family goes.

    Grandmaw: “Okay, honey. Let me get my pen.”

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