As Halloween creeps up on us once again, creativity and popular movies or books might influence kids’ costume choice.
But with their parents help, they can consider safety measures as well.
According to Consumer Reports, it’s advised to avoid full-face masks as they can obstruct vision or even block airways.
Make up would be the best alternative.
Keep the costumes fitted – avoid baggy or long costumes to stay safe from any trips along the way.
Also check the material to see if it’s flame resistant, to protect from any possible jack-o-lantern flames.
Halloween is meant to be spooky, but being out and about once the sun goes down can sometimes be more scary than you’d like.
If you’re looking to avoid any potential risks when it comes to outdoor trick-or-treating here are some alternatives:
Edgewood Vista senior living community will have trick-or-treating for kids ages 10 and under, that’s from 3:30 to five on Halloween.
At four, Nature’s Nook is holding a Halloween-themed craft for ages five and up – call 837-0002 to reserve a spot.
The Minot Optimist’s Club will be hosting their 35th Halloween family party from five to eight.
And from 5:30 to seven the Dakota Square Mall will have indoor trick-or-treating.
Crime Prevention Officer Aaron Moss said these alternatives are usually the all-around safest options on Halloween.
“So trick or treat at homes of friends and relatives, people you’re familiar with and avoid the risks that are unnecessary to be taken just so you can enjoy the holiday,” Moss said.
“Trick or treating indoors from various organizations that participate in those tend to be safer than walking around where there’s traffic and generally with people that you don’t know. It’s indoors, it’s warm, it’s safe.”