Wisconsin's consumer protection agency is offering a variety
of safety tips for trick-or-treaters heading out on
fires in homemade costumers, the state Department of
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says to pick
flame-resistant materials and avoid costumes that are
billowy and baggy to minimize the risk of the fabric
catching on fire.
reflective tape on costumes to make children more visible to
passing vehicles is also recommended, along with carrying
flashlights with fresh batteries and glow sticks.
DATCP says costumes should fit properly to avoid the risk of
falling. It says costumes should also not include sharp or
pointed objects that could be dangerous if someone does