Trick-or-Treat: Costume tips to help make Halloween a safe event

MILWAUKEE (WITI) --  Here come the ghosts and goblins…Halloween is on the way! The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) offers some common sense costume tips to help make Halloween a safe event for little princesses, monsters, superheroes and more.

Before you design or shop for a Halloween outfit for your child, use these three simple rules as a guideline for safely dressing your child for Halloween parades and trick-or-treating:

Step One – Prevent fires and burns

    Step Two – See and be seen

      Step Three – Fit for Safety

        An additional safety tip for homeowners: if you leave a lit jack-o-lantern on the porch while kids are trick-or-treating, consider using battery-operated candles or glow sticks instead of open-flame candles to protect the children and your property.

        For additional information, visit the Consumer Protection Bureau at, call the Consumer Information Hotline at 800-422-7128 or send an e-mail to