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The 20 Best, Weirdest and Most Bizarre Dallas Costumes of 2012

From A-Kon, 2012
From A-Kon, 2012
Photo by Catherine Downes

Dallas, you're crazy and that's why we love you. From conventions to pet parades, zombie runs to Kiss concerts, you found a way to stand out from the crowd. You know why? Because normal is boring, that's why.

Let's take a look back at the strangest, most beautiful or simply most inventive costumes of 2013. Here's our top 20.

The 20 Best, Weirdest and Most Bizarre Dallas Costumes of 2012
Photo by Catherine Downes

Lady, I don't know how you drank or sat or got in the cab at the end of Halloween, but you brought the party. I salute you for going wild, girl.

The 20 Best, Weirdest and Most Bizarre Dallas Costumes of 2012
Photo by Roderick Pollum

I still can't figure out why Jack isn't more excited. He's at a Maxim Magazine party and the ladies be hangin'.

The 20 Best, Weirdest and Most Bizarre Dallas Costumes of 2012
Photo by Jay Barker

The Gay Pride Parade was off, like a dozen chains. Shantay, you stay.

The 20 Best, Weirdest and Most Bizarre Dallas Costumes of 2012

Commitment to costume? Nailed it.

 

The 20 Best, Weirdest and Most Bizarre Dallas Costumes of 2012
Photo by Jay Barker

They had to cross worlds to find each other -- there's a lesson in there somewhere.

The 20 Best, Weirdest and Most Bizarre Dallas Costumes of 2012
Photo by Jay Barker

You win, okay? Just don't hurt me.

The 20 Best, Weirdest and Most Bizarre Dallas Costumes of 2012
Photo by Rachel Parker

Get him, zombie business man! Close that very important deal.

The 20 Best, Weirdest and Most Bizarre Dallas Costumes of 2012
Photo by Catherine Downes

Friends who ultra cosplay out together, stay together.

 

The 20 Best, Weirdest and Most Bizarre Dallas Costumes of 2012
Photo by Mike Mezeul

Who loves a great Kiss concert? We do. Oh, and these guys. Keep on shoutin'.

The 20 Best, Weirdest and Most Bizarre Dallas Costumes of 2012
Photo by Catherine Downes

Sometimes a great haircut and a few, key accessories are all you need. At least if you're a dog.

The 20 Best, Weirdest and Most Bizarre Dallas Costumes of 2012
Photo by Jay Barker

Basking in Stan Lee's watchful glow. Good job, fellas.

The 20 Best, Weirdest and Most Bizarre Dallas Costumes of 2012
Photo by Roderick Pollum

IT solidified my lifelong fear of clowns, but I might have avoided the night terrors entirely if I'd known that monster hated breast cancer too.

The 20 Best, Weirdest and Most Bizarre Dallas Costumes of 2012
Photo by Jay Barker

Man, I like a dwarf who appreciates a fine crochet beard. I want to find his girlfriend's Etsy site -- I bet it's amazing.

 

The 20 Best, Weirdest and Most Bizarre Dallas Costumes of 2012
Photo by Jay Barker

Wow. Just wow.

The 20 Best, Weirdest and Most Bizarre Dallas Costumes of 2012

Photos like this make me think two things: 1.) I'm really glad they got together. And 2.) What do you think they do for a living?

The 20 Best, Weirdest and Most Bizarre Dallas Costumes of 2012
Photo by Catherine Downes

Honey keeps her cosplay game tight.

The 20 Best, Weirdest and Most Bizarre Dallas Costumes of 2012
Photo by Jay Barker

Awesomest family ever. I bet Halloween at their house is AMAZING.

The 20 Best, Weirdest and Most Bizarre Dallas Costumes of 2012
Photo by Catherine Downes

I just want to keep this picture in a locket and open it up when I'm feeling blue. In addition to having a great outfit, this little guy has an indomitable spirit. Truck on, little monster. Truck on.

Great job Dallas! We can't wait to see how you top yourselves in 2013.


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