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Yo, October. You're looking good, girl. This weather is not bad, the upcoming tunes are on fire and you present one of the more socially-accepted opportunities for adults to dress up in costumes. In other words, we can officially start talking about Halloween, right? 

Hardcore Halloweeners start brain-storming and costume creating sometimes a full year in advance. But, maybe you're stuck. Or, were frying bigger fish until fall. We scrounged up 5 favorites from years past -- each with a Dallas or Texas edge -- to get your own ideas rolling. 

Have an epic Texas/Dallas-themed costume you want to share? Tweet us a photo. 

Ms. Peggy flyin' in fine form

See. Dallas' skyline really is the best in the world. 

It's nearly impossible to tell which one is authentic. #redpegasus #halloween2014 #dallashalloween

A photo posted by Rachel Porter (@heymapes) on

The Queen of Toddler Tejano

You don't have to be a baby to make this tribute awesome, but it certainly doesn't hurt. 

The Rahr runner

This is Robert Fuentes. He transformed a store-bought "Colt 45" costume into a Rahr beer for the brewery's annual Oktoberfest 5K and party. Further modifications included bubbles that foamed out of the top. 

Monday blues anyone? We know but say waaaaaa?? Holy @%$^ its RACE WEEK! So act like you're working and get yo' spot...

Posted by Rahr Oktoberfest 5K on Monday, September 21, 2015

Dark humor heroes 

Not exactly cutting edge in 2015, but Big Tex is always a hit. Especially when he's deep fried.

Grape emoji 

Remember Texas' confounding signature emoji? Even a lazy DIY-er can pull this off. 

The classic balloon grape costume 🍇🍇🍇 #regram @marques_dubois #halloweencountdown #masterofdisguise

A photo posted by DIY costumes & cosplay (@turtleyenoughfortheturtleclub) on

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