Helpful Tips to Keep Halloween Costumes Safe & Spooky

Happy Halloween! With one of the most festive holidays just around the corner, it is time to start making sure your child’s Halloween costume is not going to go up in flames. Your little tike’s costume can still be cute while being safe. Gathered are some important safety tips for Halloween costumes:

  • Make sure that your superhero’s cape is not dragging on the floor and causing a hazard. Any long costumes should be hemmed to ensure safety while trick or treating. One big fall can mean the end of trick or treating.
  • Do not let your little goblin or ninja walk around with hindered visibility. If their costume requires a mask, try to use face paint to create the look instead. Masks often restrict visibility which can prove to be extremely dangerous on Halloween. However, if you choose to use face paint, make sure to test the product on their hand to make sure they do not experience an allergic reaction.
  • Speaking of visibility, it is important that your child is able to be seen by drivers on the road. To increase visibility, either apply reflective tape to their costume or have them hold a glow stick or flashlight.
  • Make sure that your child’s Halloween costume is not flammable, as running pass a Jack-o-Lantern in a flammable costume can prove to yield extremely dangerous results. This is another reason why hemming your child’s costume is important.
  • Since your child will be excited to collect candy during their trick or treating extravaganza, make sure that they do not run from house to house. This will not only tire them out, making it harder for them to collect the most candy, but it can also be extremely dangerous with all the Halloween decorations surrounding each home.

Happy Halloween! We encourage you to celebrate safely and responsibly to ensure that your holiday is memorable for all the right reasons! Contact Tri-Star Insurance Professionals, Inc. in Plano for all of your Texas insurance needs.