CARS.COM — Halloween costumes aren’t just for kids anymore. People “of a certain age” dress up for Halloween. They dress up their babies. They dress up their houses. Heck, some even dress up their pets. So it was only a matter of time before dressing up one’s car officially became a thing.
We don’t know exactly when Halloween car costumes first dawned on someone, or why the first car-stume was donned. But we do know that a desire among families looking for safe alternatives to letting their kids roam around the streets after dark taking candy from strangers — against parents’ best advice every day of the year except Oct. 31 — has led to the advent of “trunk-or-treating.”