Safer Halloween Costumes Mean More Holiday FunHalloween is a favorite holiday for the young and young-at-heart alike. No matter your age, a Halloween costume that pays attention to safety can help you avoid injuries and spend the holiday having more fun.
Here are some tips for safer costumes, courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Choose a flame-retardant fabric. Candles are a favorite Halloween decoration, and bonfires are popular this time of year. For your costume, make sure the fabric is labeled “flame-retardant” or “flame-resistant,” and take care around open flames – or replace them with LED look-alikes.
Test makeup before using it. Before putting Halloween makeup on your face or a large part of your body, apply a dot to the inside of your elbow. Watch it for signs of itching, redness, or rash. If you don’t have a reaction, go ahead and use the makeup – just remember to take it off before you sleep!
Be seen. Incorporate reflective tape strips into your costume if you’re going trick or treating, supervising trick or treaters, or expect to be outdoors near traffic at any time during the night. The reflective tape makes it easier for drivers to spot and avoid you. Always use common sense near streets as well, and take the opportunity to teach children to practice using the crosswalk, obeying signals, and looking both ways.
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