Halloween Dreams Come True: Robin and Carly as Morticia and Gomez Addams (!!!)

It seems like just yesterday that we were living in a world without Carly and Robin dressing up as Gomez and Morticia Addams for Halloween, and the idea of starting an international campaign to convince them to do so was barely a twinkle in my eye. Today, we proudly present to you proof that anything is possible if you just dare to dream, and also if you pressure your friends into doing something they expressed exactly zero previous interest in doing in a very public way. How far we’ve come today, not only as readers of a website but as movers and shakers, purveyors of truth and creators of change.

Here’s something you should know about Carly: the woman knows more about drag queens than most drag queens, and she’s got an astounding eye for detail. Robin makes her living as a professional photographer, and a lot of her friends are stylists and makeup artists. When our mighty Change.org campaign closed, we had over 500 signatures from all our friends and relatives, encouraging Robin and Carly (official Queens of Halloween) to bust out their best Raul Julia and Anjelica Huston. Carly’s first step was to solicit the assistance of her Drag Race comrades, and that is when I knew for certain that this was going to be the greatest photo shoot in all of Autostraddle history.

Robin later explained, “Halloween is kind of our thing. Its our favorite holiday and every year (except for the last year since we planned our wedding during the month of October) we’ve thrown a HUGE Halloween party and spent much time and energy on costume/party prep. If we can’t do Halloween right, we don’t want do it at all!  This year we weren’t sure we had the time to put into making it truly perfect. So when this petition was thrust upon us, we were excited that we might have to strategize and come up with iconic looks. We shopped ebay and vintage stores. We called Christina Natale in to do our makeup and Elisabeth Millay to take pictures. The four hours I spent in the makeup chair and the four days it’s going to take Carly to get that wax out of her hair have been totally worth it.  We hope you enjoy the results!”

To thank Robin and Carly for their fearless and continued commitment to excellence, I threw together this mildly ridiculous cover of the original Addams Family TV show theme, which you can listen to as you browse through their photos.

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/117719899″ width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

Don't torture yourself, Gomez. That's my job.

Don’t torture yourself, Gomez. That’s my job.

Last night you were unhinged. You were like some desperate, howling demon. You frightened me. Do it again!

Last night you were unhinged. You were like some desperate, howling demon. You frightened me. Do it again!

"Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc." We gladly feast on those who would subdue us.

“Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc.” We gladly feast on those who would subdue us.

 

Cara Mia

Cara Mia

 

gomez: how long has it been since we waltzed? morticia: oh, gomez.. hours.

gomez: how long has it been since we waltzed?
morticia: oh, gomez.. hours.

I would die for her. I would kill for her. Either way, what bliss.

Gomez: To live without you, only that would be torture.
Morticia: A day alone, only that would be death.

I'm just like any modern woman trying to have it all. Loving husband, a family. It's just, I wish I had more time to seek out the dark forces and join their hellish crusade.

I’m just like any modern woman trying to have it all. Loving husband, a family. It’s just, I wish I had more time to seek out the dark forces and join their hellish crusade.

 

I would die for her. I would kill for her. Either way, what bliss.

I would die for her. I would kill for her. Either way, what bliss.

Carly also sent along some behind-the-scenes photos, so we can all appreciate the time and effort they spent in the name of serving you, their country, and their community. Isn’t Christina Natale the best makeup artist of all time?

Once again, we cannot thank you enough for signing the petition and making our Halloween dream a reality.  I can’t wait til next year, when we picket in the streets for Rachel, Laneia and Riese to dress up as the Sanderson sisters and sing “I Put A Spell On You” via YouTube.  Happy Halloween!


Are you following us on Facebook?

Profile gravatar of Stef

Stef Schwartz is the self-appointed Vapid Fluff Editor at Autostraddle.com. 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.

Stef has written 298 articles for us.

74 Comments

  1. 0

    This is so much better than the time I tried to dress as Morticia Addams as a child and everyone thought I was dressed as a Nun. Not what I was going for at all. So thanks for vicariously making my childhood dreams come true.

    • 0

      when robin sent us the photos earlier this week i wrote back, and i quote:

      “i love you both so, so deeply it is sort of absurd. like if i ever have a wife one day i doubt i could love her as much as i love robin and carly as people, ya know?”

      so uh, by which i mean yes. yes it is possible to have a crush on a couple. yep.

  2. 0

    THIS IS IMPOSSIBLY PERFECT I HAVE TO TYPE SHOUT TO EXPLAIN HOW GRAND THIS IS

    it’s made more precious by the fact that the Addams couldn’t be a more loving couple, just like Carly and Robin <3

  3. 0

    MY HEART JUST BURST.

    this is everything I imagined that could happen AND MORE. the makeup…the outfits…the captions.

    Steph–way to put this into action.
    and yeah total Robin/Carly couple crush.

    THIS MADE MY HALLOWEEN 😀

  4. 0

    i always thought i had a crush on morticia but i didn’t really have a crush on morticia till i saw this morticia. and i was totally unaware of my adjacent, latent crush on gomez.

    basically i learn so much from all of you all the time

  5. 0

    GOD THIS IS SO GOOD. it’s better than i dreamed it would be, and i dreamed it would be SO GOOD. you’re both perfect, but carly’s commitment to character is really a thing of beauty.

    well fcking done.

Comments are closed.