October 16, 2021

25 puro San Antonio Halloween costumes to try out this year

If you're still waffling on what kind of costume to wear for Halloween this year, let us suggest taking a homegrown approach. By that we mean putting together a creative costume that keys on on San Antonio and Texas culture and public figures. Consider this your puro San Anto idea list!  
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Pan Dulce
Dress up as your favorite sugary pastry from the neighborhood bakery. A cocha makes a great choice, but don't limit yourself. Make it a couples costume by having your partner go as a cup of Mexican hot chocolate or a package of Nestle Abuelita mix. 
Photo via Instagram / artofzyanya
Pan Dulce
Dress up as your favorite sugary pastry from the neighborhood bakery. A cocha makes a great choice, but don't limit yourself. Make it a couples costume by having your partner go as a cup of Mexican hot chocolate or a package of Nestle Abuelita mix.
Photo via Instagram / artofzyanya
Isis Romero
If you've got amazing hair and a great smile, why not go as fired KSAT news anchor Isis Romero? Augment your camera-ready threads by carrying a pink termination notice in one hand and perhaps even a lawsuit in the other.
Photo via Instagram / romero_isis
Isis Romero
If you've got amazing hair and a great smile, why not go as fired KSAT news anchor Isis Romero? Augment your camera-ready threads by carrying a pink termination notice in one hand and perhaps even a lawsuit in the other.
Photo via Instagram / romero_isis
Mike Yuchnitz
If you went as the Tiger King last year, keep the party going by dressing up as San Antonio's own Tiger King, the late Mike Yuchnitz. The optical chain owner became a local demi-celebrity by dressing like a pimp on his TV commercials, then grabbed headlines after he was arrested in 2010 for allegedly trying to hire a hitman to shoot his wife of 32 years.
Photo via YouTube / Ben Kubany
Mike Yuchnitz
If you went as the Tiger King last year, keep the party going by dressing up as San Antonio's own Tiger King, the late Mike Yuchnitz. The optical chain owner became a local demi-celebrity by dressing like a pimp on his TV commercials, then grabbed headlines after he was arrested in 2010 for allegedly trying to hire a hitman to shoot his wife of 32 years.
Photo via YouTube / Ben Kubany
Barbacoa and Big Red
Need a couple's costume? Dress one person up a as styrofoam container of barbacoa — use shreds of brown carpet to stick out the top — and the other as a bottle of big red. Puro San Anto, baby.
Photo via Instagram / alanisgood
Barbacoa and Big Red
Need a couple's costume? Dress one person up a as styrofoam container of barbacoa — use shreds of brown carpet to stick out the top — and the other as a bottle of big red. Puro San Anto, baby.
Photo via Instagram / alanisgood
"No Fucks Given" Pop
Depending on which side of the political divide, you either love or hate the "No Fucks Given" version of Spurs Coach Greg Popovich who emerged during the NBA bubble. Remember when he skewered Texas' GOP leaders as "cowards?" Grab a black “Vote: your life depends on it” T-shirt and a white Spurs hat to complete the look. 
Photo via Twitter / RealTomPetrini
"No Fucks Given" Pop
Depending on which side of the political divide, you either love or hate the "No Fucks Given" version of Spurs Coach Greg Popovich who emerged during the NBA bubble. Remember when he skewered Texas' GOP leaders as "cowards?" Grab a black “Vote: your life depends on it” T-shirt and a white Spurs hat to complete the look.
Photo via Twitter / RealTomPetrini
Hispanic Elvis
"Though the debate rages whether he's "Mexican Elvis" or “Hispanic Elvis,” he's a beloved local celebrity — and he's not Spurs Jesus. The costume is more relevant than ever now that the guy's got his own mural.
Photo via Instagram / taino_impressions
Hispanic Elvis
"Though the debate rages whether he's "Mexican Elvis" or “Hispanic Elvis,” he's a beloved local celebrity — and he's not Spurs Jesus. The costume is more relevant than ever now that the guy's got his own mural.
Photo via Instagram / taino_impressions
Chicken on a Stick
Costumes come no more festive than this NIOSA treat. Search for light brown carpet fragments to make your chicken crust and order a foam jalapeno hat online.
Photo by Jaime Monzon
Chicken on a Stick
Costumes come no more festive than this NIOSA treat. Search for light brown carpet fragments to make your chicken crust and order a foam jalapeno hat online.
Photo by Jaime Monzon
La Llorona
When it comes to scary San Antonio lore, nothing beats La Llorona. Prepare to frighten everyone you meet. 
Photo via Instagram / makeupbyanaisv
La Llorona
When it comes to scary San Antonio lore, nothing beats La Llorona. Prepare to frighten everyone you meet.
Photo via Instagram / makeupbyanaisv
Baby Spur
With veteran players largely gone from the Spurs' current lineup, you have plenty of "Baby Spurs" to choose from. Just order one of their jerseys — 18-year-old Joshua Primo's is a good choice — and complete the look by hanging a pacifier around your neck and holding a rattle.
Photo via Instagram / spurs
Baby Spur
With veteran players largely gone from the Spurs' current lineup, you have plenty of "Baby Spurs" to choose from. Just order one of their jerseys — 18-year-old Joshua Primo's is a good choice — and complete the look by hanging a pacifier around your neck and holding a rattle.
Photo via Instagram / spurs
Greg Abbott and Donald Trump 
This one makes a great couples costume, so long as the partner dressed up like Greg Abbott is up for an uncomfortable Halloween. That person will need to keep their face firmly embedded in the Trump costume wearer's posterior all goddamn night.
Photo via aInstagram / governorabbott
Greg Abbott and Donald Trump
This one makes a great couples costume, so long as the partner dressed up like Greg Abbott is up for an uncomfortable Halloween. That person will need to keep their face firmly embedded in the Trump costume wearer's posterior all goddamn night.
Photo via aInstagram / governorabbott