Big Tex's New Face Keeps Getting Creepier

Categories: State Fair

In the months since Big Tex met his untimely end, State Fair officials have been releasing snippets of how an iconic 50-foot cowboy statue is designed in the 21st century. First, they showed the hand, then a his head. Today, we get our first good look at Big Tex's face.

The videos seem intended to build excitement for Big Tex's September 27 unveiling, though those chillingly empty eyes and deranged rictus might have another effect entirely.


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ronsoftail
ronsoftail

The eyes......what ole west Texan has BIG WHITE eyes like that?   FREAKY !!!

Ann Barnes
Ann Barnes

Big Tex was always creepy, that was part of his charm!

everlastingphelps
everlastingphelps topcommenter

I like it.  Does anyone know where I can buy a "Keep Big Tex Creepy!" t-shirt?

ruddski
ruddski

I like the demonic cowboy look, but the cursor arrow is parked on screen during the whole exercise. Ruined the experience for me.

don.abbott
don.abbott

It wasn't easy, but they nailed the Lee Harvey Oswald/Burgess Meredith hybrid.

Heino2012
Heino2012

It looks like a cross between the late Jack Palance and Max Hardcore.  Sprechen Sie CREEPY?

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

Why not just put a Guy Fawkes mask up there and be done with it?

EdPoe
EdPoe

What is the point of these bizarre videos?  This one looks like a gene splicing gone horribly wrong, the unholy mutation of Hank Hill crossbred with Beavis and Butthead.

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

Got a definite Jerry Jones / Skeletor vibe going there, if you ask me.

Laurie Baker
Laurie Baker

I'm surprised they didn't make him look like "W".

Dallas Art News
Dallas Art News

Don't forget that Big Tex's face was already creepy. An we're sure that is what everyone is expecting. Cheers.

DirtyP1
DirtyP1

I'm curious. Whoever is putting this together, have they ever seen a real cowboy or looked at the number of teeth in a person's mouth? 28-32 right? I know I'm nit picking but there are 32 visible in his smile from what I can count. Also, ever seen a cowboy with straight teeth? At the 1:36 mark, without a hat he'd be the Green Goblin. 

Yehoodi
Yehoodi

It's The Joker in a Stetson.

Chris Miller
Chris Miller

Surely he'll be painted, or something, so he doesn't look like Cyborg Tex?

woodtronic
woodtronic

Should've made him look like Larry Hagman.

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