As you begin your preparations for this year’s Halloween festivities, we want to make sure those cool costumes of your favorite superhero, monster, or cartoon character will keep you safe while enjoying the day.

Whether you plan to dress up like Superman, Elmo, or a scary Vampire, keep the following safety tips in mind when trying on your costume:

Choose fire-retardant costumes:  Check the labels of your costumes, as well as all your accessories to ensure they are fire resistant. This should include any wigs, shoe covers, and accessories which may compliment your look.

Use Make up instead of Masks:  Using a mask may impair your vision and may cause you to dehydrate, as the heat builds up during your “trick or treating” around the neighborhood.  Instead, consider choosing hypoallergenic makeup commonly used for face painting as an alternative.

Size matters:  When trying on your costume, ensure you have selected the proper fit.  Any dangling or loose fitting items, may cause a tripping hazard for you and your friends.  Take this into consideration when selecting the proper footwear as well.  Chances are this will be a long night of walking with your friends to collect treats therefore, choose comfortable shoes with the proper fit.

Taking into consideration and applying these tips will assist you in enjoying a Happy Halloween. For more information on costume and other Halloween safety tips click here

Don’t forget to keep your furry friends safe when selecting their costumes.  Many of these same safety tips apply to them.  The ASPCA has advise on how to keep your dog or cat safe this Halloween, while dressing them up as well.  


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