Why insist that kids wear bright, reflective clothing on Halloween? Because there are cars around, and kids aren't always so good about keeping out of their way. That's why the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and candy bags.
What's more, the academy says shoes worn on Halloween should fit well and that costumes should be "short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement, or contact with flame." When buying a costume, mask, beard, or wig, look for a label reading "flame resistant," says the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.