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Halloween Safety Tips And Choosing The Perfect Costume

Updated on September 8, 2017
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The bewitching hour
The bewitching hour

Trick-or- Treat! Do you like my costume?

October is a month full of excitement, color and enthusiasm, especially exciting around the Halloween holiday which falls on October 31st. It is that time of year when folks are buzzing with fall passion. Saying goodbye to summer activities and welcoming the cooler air into their adventures. Fall is a perfect time to throw seasonal parties, have roaring bonfires, and take road trips to see the colors of autumn change before winter sets in.

Halloween parties are high on the list of fun and exciting things to do in the month of October. You can no doubt find an abundance of Halloween activities in your community or surrounding area.One of the best parts about Halloween, is you get to dress up in an awesome Halloween costume and invade the party circuit in your Halloween finest. Trick-or-treating is also an option you might like to consider as well.

Whether you are an adult, or dressing up your child, or a teenager not ready to give up the Halloween spirit, picking out a Halloween costume can be a spine-tingling task, yet a thrilling experience to say the least. Deciding on what character to embrace for a night of fun is one of the most appealing things about Halloween. But picking out costumes that are safe for everyone should be a consideration. Your safety and those around are just as important.

Take a look at some of the safety tips for children and adults alike.

Halloween Costume Tips For The Children:

The easier the costume for your young child to get around in, the less distracted they will be, and the more fun they are going to have. If for instance the costume is to long or hiding their eyes they are left trying to adjust and not concentrating on celebrating the evening. So go easy on the obstruction of the costume. You want your child to have a pleasant and enjoyable time, not left trying to maneuver around the neighborhood in a ill fitting Halloween costume.

  • Be sure your child has a safe, yet entertaining costume that fits perfectly for their needs. Movement and ease of body parts are especially critical for smaller children.
  • If you are using weapons of any kind, be sure that weapon is safe for your child or anyone who makes contact with it. Using soft plastic when possible is most ideal, and paper mache' weapons make great props for a younger child's costume.
  • Use lots of reflective tape, flashlights, glow sticks and other playful lighting in abundance to keep your child safe and happy. The lighting will help keep your child clearly seen by others. These kinds of items can be found very cheaply at dollar or discount stores.
  • Caution your child about the possible dangers of eating candy before you approve it. Not everybody can be trusted to dish out safe treats for the kids.

Making A Halloween Costume can be easy and fun
Making A Halloween Costume can be easy and fun

Halloween Costume Tips For The Adults

Go Ahead Get Dressed up

Many adults hit the streets with their young children for Halloween, or raid the rounds of all the Halloween parties throughout their neighborhoods.

  • Some adults like their costume to be super sexy and provocative for Halloween. Be sure your costume is not ill-fitting, you do want to avoid any costume malfunctions. Having all your movable parts safely tucked into place will avoid later embarrassment.
  • The best bet is safe non-toxic make-up if you are going for the really guts, gore, and blood look. Dress warmly if your climate is cold. It's no fun at all if you're shivering your most private parts off.
  • If you are drinking and driving from a party, don't forget to pick a trusted designated driver. Or use a taxi, or even a bus can be fun on Halloween.
  • Remember Halloween is supposed to be scary yet fun, don't be afraid to check out the yard sales, thrift stores and even your attic. You just might scoop some awesome materials you can use for a super creative Halloween costume.
  • If you like to sew, don't be afraid to create that stunning costume to impress all your friends. Use old clothes, and design something that will be sure to inspire all your friends.

You don't always have to spend a bus load of money at the costume stores for that perfect Halloween costume. Old clothes tucked away are quite useful. Ask your friends and family about old stuff they don't want. Neighbors are also a great resource. Thrift stores are super stocked with great Halloween ideas this time of year. Keep your eyes peeled for that deal and that special costume will pop right out at you.

Happy Halloween!

Scary or not scary, just have fun!
Scary or not scary, just have fun!

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