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How to make your kid's costume safer

With Halloween just around the corner, your child probably has his or her costume already picked out -- but maybe not ready to go.

To get your child's costume completely Halloween-ready, follow these safety tips.

Be prepared for the weather

Rain or shine, trick-or-treating must go on. Make sure you're prepared for the worst weather that could come on Halloween night.

In case of rain, acquire boots, an umbrella, a poncho and a plastic bag for candy. For temperatures that dip down low in the evening, prepare warm clothing that can go beneath your child's costume. In contrast, purchase a small portable fan if your child is dressed as Wookie and temperatures may be too hot.

Substitute makeup for masks

Masks can greatly limit a child's vision. However, with the help of online tutorials, you can substitute most masks by using makeup instead. Just make sure to do a practice make-up session before the big night.

If your child's costume will involve makeup, check the ingredients of the face paint to ensure your child doesn't have any allergies. You can also test the paint on a small area of the skin to be on the safe side. Once the night is over, prevent the potential for skin irritation by washing off all of the face paint with a warm washcloth and a gentle cleanser or makeup remover.

Avoid hazardous costumes

Many costumes include capes, weapons or other extras that could cause a trip and fall or another injury while your child walks from house to house trick-or-treating.

Generally, it's best to leave out the capes for trick-or-treating. But, if your child insists, try cutting it up higher if it sweeps the ground.

Many costumes include weapons, but these can easily be substituted with a foam version if the one your child has one that is too hard or sharp.

Light up the night

One of the best ways to make a costume more visible to traffic is to add actual lights to it! If your child will be a fairy for Halloween, look for wings with lights or secure to the costume with super glue. You can also use costume-themed Flashlights or light-up gloves.

Just be sure that your child's costume is not flammable and that there are no electric hazards, such as cracked or bare wires.

Increasing the visibility of your child's costume and limiting hazards that he or she faces is extra important on Halloween. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have found kids are twice as likely to get hit by a car on Halloween than usual due to the number of hard-to-see children roaming the street in costume.

If your child is injured on Halloween, a personal injury attorney can help. Contact a lawyer as soon as possible to talk about the circumstance and the legal options available.

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