Just a wee reminder, when your buying your Halloween costumes cheap is not always the best.
The awful case of TV presenter Claudia Winkleman's daughter, whose Halloween costume burst into flames when brushed by a candle, is a real reminder to put safety at the top of your list this year. Link to Claudia Winklemans Interview
Dressing-up costumes do not have to adhere to the strict flammability rules that clothing does as they are classed as 'toys', not clothing.
• Look for the CE safety marking, many Halloween costumes are classed as toys rather than clothing .
• Look for the 'flame-resistant' label
• Wear clothes under the costume to give some protection to the skin if a costume were to catch fire or melt.
• Beware of tassels and capes that could easily catch fire
• Use LED tea lights for pumpkins rather than traditional tea lights with naked flames.