In recent years there is a new Halloween custom called Trunk or Treat (a variation on trick or treating), and here’s our spin on it: Steampunk Trunk Or Treat!
On October 31st, the night before Halloween, parents and children all over the world celebrate the holiday by dressing up in costumes and going out trick-or-treating. While some people think that this is just a Western Halloween tradition and that no other cultures ever celebrate this night, we know for sure that this isn’t true because we have numerous examples from all over the world.
Triskaidekaphobia or “an irrational fear of the number 13” is a common phobia in many countries and it has been documented as far back as at least 1887. There are several theories about how it developed but one of them is that it came from an ancient Celtic myth where a tribe was cursed by their god to never add to their numbers higher than 13 again. It could also be tied to an old superstition where if you see a rabbit hop across your path thirteen times, you will soon have bad luck. It doesn’t matter where you live though because there are cultures all over the world who share these beliefs. Many of them include festivals called Thirteen Days of Trick or Treating which is exactly what we are going to talk about today!
Why Do They Call It Trunk Or Treat?
The term trunk or treat is a play on the words “trunk or treat” and might have come from the phrase “treat or trick.” It’s meaning is to visit somebody’s house and receive either a treat or a prank. In most parts of the United States, children and their parents go to each other’s houses on Halloween night and ask for candy. The kids usually carry around plastic bags that they fill up with candy before they leave. The parents give them some type of small gift as well. On Halloween night, many people have parties at their homes. It’s customary in many places for people to give out goodie bags to children when they come to their door- sometimes these are just small snacks, sometimes it includes a toy, but often times it includes candy! People might also put out dishes of candy where kids can take what they want so it’s easier for them to get what they need without having to walk all over the neighborhood knocking on doors. One way you can use this idea is by having your child dress up like a witch or a vampire and then you could place some treats for them in jars around your house on Halloween night!
What Is The Difference Between Trunk And Treat And Trick Or Treat?
Trunk and Treat is a celebratory festival that takes place on October 31st in some countries. Families get together and decorate their trunks with treats like candy, fruit, and soda. Then they go out trick-or-treating to find other families who are also celebrating the day. Some people might know it as “Thirteen Days of Trick or Treating.” On the other hand, Trick or Treat is a holiday where kids go around asking for treats from houses instead of decorating trunks. The reason why it’s called “trick” is because some children will pretend to be hurt or sick so they can trick the person into giving them something good. The word “trick” could also have its roots from an old Scottish tradition where witches would lure children in by playing music to lure them in close enough for them to snatch up and cook for their own meal later.
Do Parents Dress Up For Trunk Or Treat?
It’s a pretty common question that parents ask their children on this day. One of the most popular articles out there is from The Huffington Post where they asked, “Do Parents Dress Up For Trunk Or Treat?” and they answered with a resounding “yes!” Many parents are tempted to dress up in funny costumes and walk their kids around to trick-or-treat at houses that give out candy but others opt for something a little more simple like going grocery shopping or just staying in. But, it doesn’t matter how you celebrate because if your kids get an amazing costume and you have fun walking around together, then it’s all worth it!
How Do You Decorate Your Trunk Steampunk Style?
If you want to celebrate the holiday in a Steampunk fashion, you’ll need some items. Some good things that you might need are: A hat A black-and-white striped shirt A vest with a long skirt A black belt with gold buttons and a watch chain on it An eye mask Padding for your hands
Steampunk Custom Ideas For T&T
Triskaidekaphobia or fear of the number 13 is such a common phobia that it exists in different cultures all over the world. This makes sense because, as with most superstitions, there is probably some truth to it. Halloween falls on October 31st and this is where the tradition of trick-or-treating began. Unfortunately, at least for some people, the tradition of dressing up in costumes and going out trick-or-treating can be ruined by their fear of the number 13. There are some who will just avoid doing anything with numbers on costumes or shirts but this doesn’t have to be the case! You can find steampunk pieces that will add a little more fun to your costume while still being appropriate for trick-or-treating. Here are some ideas: A Steampunk Trunk A Steampunk Telly A Steampunk Hat
For more Steampunk custom ideas, check out my guide: How to Make Steampunk Clothes