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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TV Attorney
Seems like personal injury attorneys buy half of the commercial air time on San Antonio stations these days, so pick your favorite. There's always the 444-4444 guy, the diminutive but loveable Patrick J. Henry or Joe A. Gamez, who suddenly became a ubiquitous TV fixture during the pandemic. Be warned if you go as Jim Adler, your "Texas hammer" may be seized as a weapon as you try to enter a party. 
Photo via YouTube / Davis Law Firm
TV Attorney
Seems like personal injury attorneys buy half of the commercial air time on San Antonio stations these days, so pick your favorite. There's always the 444-4444 guy, the diminutive but loveable Patrick J. Henry or Joe A. Gamez, who suddenly became a ubiquitous TV fixture during the pandemic. Be warned if you go as Jim Adler, your "Texas hammer" may be seized as a weapon as you try to enter a party.
Photo via YouTube / Davis Law Firm
Jalen McKee-Rodriguez
Come on, who wouldn't want to show up at a party as city council's best dressed member? Don't forget the bow tie!
Photo via San Antonio Heron / Chris Stokes
Jalen McKee-Rodriguez
Come on, who wouldn't want to show up at a party as city council's best dressed member? Don't forget the bow tie!
Photo via San Antonio Heron / Chris Stokes
Striking San Antonio Symphony Musician
All you need is a picket sign, a second-hand musical instrument and that old tuxedo or formal dress you wore to prom.
Photo by Sanford Nowlin
Striking San Antonio Symphony Musician
All you need is a picket sign, a second-hand musical instrument and that old tuxedo or formal dress you wore to prom.
Photo by Sanford Nowlin
Someone Hanging Out at Ingram Park Mall
If you’re really down, you’ll get the Marbach Mop and everything. 
Photo via Twitter / mercadoprojects
Someone Hanging Out at Ingram Park Mall
If you’re really down, you’ll get the Marbach Mop and everything.
Photo via Twitter / mercadoprojects
Gov. Greg Abbott's Steel Wall
Use magic markers and scissors to transform a cardboard box into a Department of Public Safety vehicle that you wear over your shoulders. Staple lots of fake taxpayer money onto the hood. Now you've got the perfect representation of the governor's taxpayer funded anti-immigrant stunt. 
Photo via Instagram / texas_dps
Gov. Greg Abbott's Steel Wall
Use magic markers and scissors to transform a cardboard box into a Department of Public Safety vehicle that you wear over your shoulders. Staple lots of fake taxpayer money onto the hood. Now you've got the perfect representation of the governor's taxpayer funded anti-immigrant stunt.
Photo via Instagram / texas_dps
The Donkey Lady
La Llorona isn't your only option for a true San Anto-scary costume. This one may require some work, but think of the screams of terror you'll evoke.
Photo via Instagram / ashtenthorp32
The Donkey Lady
La Llorona isn't your only option for a true San Anto-scary costume. This one may require some work, but think of the screams of terror you'll evoke.
Photo via Instagram / ashtenthorp32
Bud Light Can 
What's more quintessentially San Antonio than a cool, refreshing and nearly flavor-free can of Bud Light? If you're attending a Halloween cookout, just be warned some tipsy guy may attempt to drink you.
Photo via Twitter / budlight
Bud Light Can
What's more quintessentially San Antonio than a cool, refreshing and nearly flavor-free can of Bud Light? If you're attending a Halloween cookout, just be warned some tipsy guy may attempt to drink you.
Photo via Twitter / budlight
COVID Denier
Plenty of places on the internet sell T-shirts with bullshit slogans like "COVID-19 is an inside job" and "Reject Big Pharma," but if you want to make the costume truly scary, assemble a fake ventilator out of old junk you find in the garage.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons / Hu Nhu
COVID Denier
Plenty of places on the internet sell T-shirts with bullshit slogans like "COVID-19 is an inside job" and "Reject Big Pharma," but if you want to make the costume truly scary, assemble a fake ventilator out of old junk you find in the garage.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons / Hu Nhu
Ted Cruz and [IInsert Celebrity Name Here]
Ted Cruz solo costumes are a little played out right now. Anyone can grab an ass-ugly fake beard from the costume shop. So, expand the Senate's part-time insurrectionist and full-time internet troll into a couples costume by having your partner dress up as Patton Oswalt, Daisy Ridley, Mark Cuban or AOC. Tweet insults back and forth all night.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons / Gage Skidmore
Ted Cruz and [IInsert Celebrity Name Here]
Ted Cruz solo costumes are a little played out right now. Anyone can grab an ass-ugly fake beard from the costume shop. So, expand the Senate's part-time insurrectionist and full-time internet troll into a couples costume by having your partner dress up as Patton Oswalt, Daisy Ridley, Mark Cuban or AOC. Tweet insults back and forth all night.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons / Gage Skidmore
Thoughts and Prayers
Here's a couple's costume idea: Put on your best business attire and go as Texas Republican politicians tweeting after a school shooting. One partner can wear a sign around their neck reading "Thoughts" and the other can wear "Prayers."
Photo via Twitter / JohnCornyn
Thoughts and Prayers
Here's a couple's costume idea: Put on your best business attire and go as Texas Republican politicians tweeting after a school shooting. One partner can wear a sign around their neck reading "Thoughts" and the other can wear "Prayers."
Photo via Twitter / JohnCornyn
Handmaid
As Texas continues to wage its war on women, this costume based on Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel "The Handmaid's Tale" has become even more topical — and scary.
Photo by Hulu
Handmaid
As Texas continues to wage its war on women, this costume based on Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel "The Handmaid's Tale" has become even more topical — and scary.
Photo by Hulu
Pastor John Hagee
Grab a Bible, an offering plate, a nice suit and some white powder for your hair, and you've got this costume covered. Of course, it's even better if you can spout some of Hagee's choice nuggets of wisdom, like "The Harry Potter series is the thing that convinces me the Antichrist is not far off," "Human sacrifice is common in America" or "We have a vaccine. The name is Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God." Amen!
Photo via Instagram / pastorjohnhagee
Pastor John Hagee
Grab a Bible, an offering plate, a nice suit and some white powder for your hair, and you've got this costume covered. Of course, it's even better if you can spout some of Hagee's choice nuggets of wisdom, like "The Harry Potter series is the thing that convinces me the Antichrist is not far off," "Human sacrifice is common in America" or "We have a vaccine. The name is Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God." Amen!
Photo via Instagram / pastorjohnhagee
Piñata
Go the colorful route and be a piñata. Just be ready to haul ass if you see someone coming toward you with a stick and a candy-hungry look in their eyes.
Photo via Instagram / ernestolivo
Piñata
Go the colorful route and be a piñata. Just be ready to haul ass if you see someone coming toward you with a stick and a candy-hungry look in their eyes.
Photo via Instagram / ernestolivo
Beto O'Rourke
There's a good chance you applied fake sweat stains to a blue button-up shirt when you dressed up as Beto during his 2018 U.S. Senate run. Grab it from the closet, because everything old is new again. The former El Paso congressman is teasing a run against Gov. Greg "No Abortions or Vaccines Allowed" Abbott, a politician who seems to be working overtime to become just as reviled as Ted Cruz.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons / Gage Skidmore
Beto O'Rourke
There's a good chance you applied fake sweat stains to a blue button-up shirt when you dressed up as Beto during his 2018 U.S. Senate run. Grab it from the closet, because everything old is new again. The former El Paso congressman is teasing a run against Gov. Greg "No Abortions or Vaccines Allowed" Abbott, a politician who seems to be working overtime to become just as reviled as Ted Cruz.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons / Gage Skidmore
Local Healthcare Worker
Not all costumes need to be scary or goofy. If you're looking for one that's truly heroic, forget the store-bought Marvel costume and suit up in some scrubs. These folks continue to work their asses off to keep us healthy through the pandemic — even when many of us refused to listen to the science and get jabbed. 
Photo via Instagram / eveandpie
Local Healthcare Worker
Not all costumes need to be scary or goofy. If you're looking for one that's truly heroic, forget the store-bought Marvel costume and suit up in some scrubs. These folks continue to work their asses off to keep us healthy through the pandemic — even when many of us refused to listen to the science and get jabbed.
Photo via Instagram / eveandpie