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While some walk like an Egyptian, Travis Gryder walks like a dead man.
For the past four years, the Bastrop teenager has won the city's annual costume contest in his age group.
Despite his many victories, it hasn't stopped him from trying to outdo himself again this year. He showed up to the event as a vampire in a coffin.
“We put the idea together and we try it out,” Travis said. “It's really fun for me to perform in."
His mom, Catherine, enjoys Halloween because it's much bigger here in the U.S. than in her native country of England. She spends about a month creating the costume for the Bastrop Halloween Fest.
"It's trying to keep people's minds ticking over, wondering how it is going on, how it is working, where is the person's real legs and body,” Catherine said. “It's kind of fun keeping people guessing.”
In Bastrop, Halloween is about coming together. The hilly terrain of the area makes door-to-door trick or treating difficult.
Just ask the green blob that was Tyler Zubetz Wednesday evening.
"In our neighborhood, we've got houses miles from each other. We don't do that," he said. "This is much easier, much more fun too."
Every year, the event continues to grow larger. In fact, this year, organizers took up another block of Main Street, and it now takes over all of downtown Bastrop.
Kari Potter and her sons arrived to the event with a strategy.
"We come about 30 minutes before it starts because in about an hour you can't move,” Potter said. “It is so crowded down here."
Local businesses in Bastrop, and generous neighbors, donate their time and money to make Halloween Fest happen.