This moment of revelation came care of The Corndog Festival, an annual event organized by Gwen Kaushagen in honor of a corn dog prank she and a friend played many years ago. Now it's a premier kickoff event for the State Fair of Texas. Each year--this is the ninth--fans gather, decorated corn dogs in hand, to participate in the "corn dog styling competition" and munch on all-you-can-eat corn dogs and tater tots. While The Corny Tones perform live music, celebrity judges pick the top wieners in several categories, including biggest, best movie adaptation and celebrity look-alike. Previous entries have included corn dogs attired as a tube of lipstick (ketchup red, of course), Marilyn Monroe, SpongeBob SquarePants, Snoop Dogg, Star Trek and Charlie's Angels characters. Our personal favorite: "Veggie Dog," a cucumber on a stick. And it all benefits Dog & Kitty City, Dallas' only no-kill shelter. Kill a dog in the name of style; save another one with your entry fee.