While Halloween is still a few weeks away, your child may already be excited about trick-or-treating at Downtown Naperville’s annual Trick or Treat event. To prepare, you might start thinking about the right costume for your child this year. Below are a few tips to help you pick out the perfect costume that your child will love.
Follow your child’s personality
Of course your child should have some say in his or her Halloween costume. Any costume can be made safer with a few simple adjustments like extra layers to keep warm or shortened scarves to avoid tripping over costumes.
Keep the accessories to a minimum
Any handheld accessories should be small and have straps for carrying when your child has a bagful of candy. It is best to use only a few accessories, because these can be easily lost or become heavy for your child to carry. Capes and hoods may be hazardous, because they can easily drape into an open flame or be stepped on. Keep these items fairly short if your child is dressing up as a little superhero.
Shop for fire-resistant fabrics
Fire hazards are all around on Halloween, so you will want to play it safe with costumes that are not likely to go up in flames. If you are purchasing a costume, make sure it has a label saying that it is flame-resistant. If you are making a costume for your child, synthetic materials such as polyester are better than natural fibers for fire resistance.
For a safe and fun Halloween outing on Sunday, October 27, head to downtown Naperville for a family-friendly Trick or Treat event. You can find details more information about this free event online or by calling 630-544-3372.