I'm starting to think that Oktoberfest was scheduled alongside Halloween on purpose. Whichever one happened first, (I'm pretty sure it was Halloween) the organizers of the other one were smart enough to combine a drinking holiday with a costume holiday. 

Which in turn gives us awesome costumes like you see here. The BAVARIAN OKTOBERFEST CARRY ME RIDE ON STAG MASCOT COSTUMES, are simply genius. If it wasn't almost $120 I would already own one. But it looks like it might have to wait until next year's Hallotoberfest.