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Choosing the Perfect (and Safest) Costume

by Jared Staver in Personal Injury

Choosing the perfect costume during Halloween can be challenging when there are a variety of options. When picking out a costume, there are several important factors to keep in mind. By following the below tips, you can ensure your and your child’s safety during this year’s Halloween.

If you or a loved one has been hurt because of someone else on Halloween, you should call Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. right away. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers can assess your case and discuss your legal options. Call us for a free consultation at (312) 236-2900.

Wear a Flame Resistant Costume

Being near flames and candles without flame resistant clothing can cause your or your child’s costume to catch fire. So, it is important to make sure that the costume you purchase has flame-resistant material.

Wear Clothing Beneath Your Costume

It is important to wear some sort of clothing underneath your costume. By doing so, the extra layer of clothing can provide a barrier for your skin if your costume does catch on fire. You should also teach your child the “Stop, Drop, and Roll” method so they know what to do if they find themselves in this situation.

Don’t Wear a Cape

Capes can cause others to trip and could even cause strangulation to the person wearing it. In order to protect yourself and those around you, you should avoid wearing a cape this Halloween.

Use Face Paint with Caution

You should only buy face paint that has been approved by the FDA. You can see if it is approved by searching for the CE mark on the packaging and making sure the ingredients are clear. Even if the face paint is FDA approved, it can react differently on some people’s skin than others. So, it is important to perform an allergy test by applying some paint on a small section of skin first to see if your body reacts to it before you put it on your face.

Use Caution with Masks and Other Accessories

If you purchase a mask for your child, make sure it has a CE mark on it indicating its safety. Also, check that the mask fits properly on your child by making sure they can clearly see and easily breathe. Do not allow your child to wear masks near busy roads, since the drivers may not be able to fully see your child.

Wear Bright Clothing

It is important to always wear brightly colored clothing when trick or treating so motorists can easily spot you and your child. It is also a good idea to walk around with a glow stick or put reflective tape on yourself and your child to make yourselves more visible to others.

Wear Proper Shoes

Make sure your child can walk properly in the shoes they are wearing with their costume. It can be easy for your child to trip and become injured if their shoes do not fit properly.

How a Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

Sometimes, even though you take all the necessary precautions to ensure your and your loved one’s safety, other people unfortunately do not. If you are injured because of the carelessness of someone else, contact our Chicago personal injury lawyers right away. We may be able to hold the other party liable and help you collect compensation for your damages and losses.

Schedule a free consultation and Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. today at (312) 236-2900.