- Be comfy
Bypass costumes that drag on the ground, to keep you from tripping. Also, anything that makes you too cold or too hot. Be sure you can take it off without too much trouble for a bathroom break.
PRO TIP: Be Waldo: challenging to find in books, but outstanding in a crowd! A striped red shirt and hat, black-rimmed glasses, and you’re set.
- Set rules
Especially if you’re in an unfamiliar place, you’ll need some guidelines. Teens and preteens should stay together or have a system if they get separated. Watch out for little ones in masks who can’t see all they usually can.
PRO TIP: Wear comfy shoes, from adults to little ones. Good shoes will help prevent you parents from having to tote the toddlers after 5 minutes.
- Stay bright
Take a flashlight with you. Slap reflective tape on any dark costumes. Stick to sidewalks and walking paths and look both ways when crossing the street!
PRO TIP: If you’re making a costume, choose bright colors for the base. Then you won’t need to add reflective or glowing additions.