First of All - LIGHT IT UP THIS HALLOWEEN! Dark is not only spooky, but dangerous, too - carry light sticks and flashlights when you go out - see where you are headed, and make sure others (especially drivers!) see you. Make sure Costumes are safe:
  • 100_6937Only purchase or make Costumes from flame retardant materials
  • Trim costumes with reflective tape
  • Carry flashlights (glow sticks, flaming skulls, light sabers, etc.)
  • Costumes should be short enough to prevent children from tripping and falling
  • Wear well-fitting, sturdy shoes
  • Masks should fit! Using face paint or make-up whenever possible is a great alternative
  • Make certain the eye holes are large enough for good peripheral vision
  • Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be of soft and flexible material
  • If it’s cold outside, wear warm clothes under the costume and carry body warmers!
If you set jack-o-lanterns on your porch with candles in them, make sure that they are far enough out of the way so that kids costumes won't accidentally be set on fire. See our Unique Halloween Ideas and read some of our other Halloween Safety Articles: