Safe Halloween costumes for children

Safe Halloween costumes for children

Halloween is a time for fun for many children.  Part of the fun for children is dressing up as their favorite character.  Here are a few tips to make sure you pick the safest costume for your child.

  • Costumes should be light, bright, and clearly visible.
  • Make sure all costumes allow for good visibility and are comfortable to walk in without tripping
  • Look for flame resistant fabrics such as nylon or polyester or look for the label “flame resistant.” Flame resistant fabrics will resist burning and should extinguish quickly.
  • Be sure that there are no flowing garments that a child could stumble over.
  • Use make-up instead of a mask for better visibility.
  • Use reflective tape on costumes and bags.
  • Use small bags so children won’t trip.
  • Use cardboard to make toy weapons such as swords, knives and other costume accessories.