Or in this modern day and age, a walking iPhone.
They've traveled in costume with parents in tow, to Uptown Normal for a massive feast where the main course is really sweet.
For most, it's all about the candy.
"Sharks don't really eat candy, but if you were a shark and you were dressed up, you'd want to get lots of candy," explained a costumed shark Jace Berndt.
Treats run the gamut, from chocolate to caramels.
"Reese's peanut butter cups, M&M's and Twix, and Kit Kat, all the good stuff."
Everything is being dished out by more than 50 local vendors.
"We get to know all the businesses too and meet all the people so we're having a great time," said parent Tina Parker.
Halloween might seem like it's only for kids, but that's folklore, after witnessing dozens of grownups going all out.
"I am having the best time of my life!" exclaimed Trick or Treater Amber High.
As more join in the yearly celebration, it's a time for people to let their hair down, take a hay-rack ride, and just enjoy a night where their imaginations...just like their sugar levels can soar.