Free candy, superheroes, princesses, ghouls and goblins — what’s not to like about Halloween? Children look forward to it, from planning that special outfit to vying to get the most candy.
Creating a costume can be the most fun. But safety and comfort should be the first two considerations.
If children wear masks, make sure the eye holes are big enough for them to see where they’re walking and the nose holes are big enough to breathe through.
If you are buying a costume, make sure the material is flame-retardant.
Check any props like swords, pitchforks and scythes that should have smooth, soft edges and be light enough so the props won’t be a burden throughout the evening.
Look at the length of the costume to make sure it won’t trip anyone. Get a costume that has a little extra room so you can put a sweater or a sweatshirt under it if the weather is cool.