October 2018 Photo Contest
Focus on Texas: Costume Party
Playing dress-up is fun—and fun to see

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    Gary Joseff, CoServ: Joseff’s granddaughter, Kaiya Ellis, 8, celebrates her birthday party on a “pirate ship” out of Port Aransas.
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    Pearl Nemeth, Grayson-Collin EC: “My friends and I dressed as Spice Girls for a trivia night at our church.”
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    Judy Truesdell, Farmers EC: “Little mouse Tristan Zachary is pulled along by his dad at Wylie’s Boo on Ballard trick-or-treat event.”
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    Penny Smith, Bowie-Cass EC: Co-op members James and Penny Smith (Shaggy and Velma, right), with grandson Gavin Porterfield (Scooby-Doo, center), and Brian and Marilyn Porterfield (Fred and Daphne) are ready for the annual family Halloween party.
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    Sharmyn Bailey, United Cooperative Services: Brian Giddens prepares for the Halloween race at Cowtown BMX in Fort Worth.
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    Web Extra: Weslea Wilks, Pedernales EC: “My husband and I dressed up as Forrest Gump and Jenny and won first place in a couples’ costume contest.”
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    Web Extra: Ferrell Bagby, Taylor EC: Bagby’s son, Tony, was the spaceman Ace Frehley (second place) at a costume contest at Guitars and Cadillacs in Abilene. Captain Jack Sparrow won first place.
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    Web Extra: Amanda Hunt, Bowie-Cass EC: “We have dress-up days once a month at HealthCare Express, and this was one of my favorites: Thelma Harper from Mama’s Family.”
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    Web Extra: Joanne French, Grayson-Collin EC: “My son Jack in his homemade mummy costume”
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    Web Extra: Robin Womack, Big Country EC: “My son was a busy toddler and oblivious to all the work my brother was doing on his daughter’s witch makeup. He noticed her about the time we clicked the camera. This picture is a family classic.”
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    Web Extra: Susan Elrod, Guadalupe Valley EC: Miniature schnauzer Max, poses as the Easter bunny at Almosta Ranch in Stockdale.
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    Web Extra: Lacy Rogers, Bandera EC: Kate, 3, is off to visit the goat in her “tutu dress.”
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    Web Extra: Margaret Ondrias, San Bernard EC: A “Fabulous Fifties” costume party

Young or old, with friends or family, active or just actively seeking candy—Texans love to dress up. These winners are prepped, padded, painted and posed in their favorite getups this month as we celebrate the right to party!