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Coolest Firetruck, Fireman and Flame Couple Costume 12

by Daniel S
(Canton, MI USA)

Coolest Firetruck, Fireman and Flame Couple Costume 12

Coolest Firetruck, Fireman and Flame Couple Costume 12

Coolest Firetruck, Fireman and Flame Couple Costume 12
Coolest Firetruck, Fireman and Flame Couple Costume 12
Coolest Firetruck, Fireman and Flame Couple Costume 12

Our son Matthew (5) needed new rain boots for school. My wife took him shopping, and they came home from the store with the black and red fireman boots. He said to me "Daddy. I want to be a fireman for Halloween", and so our plans were made.

The costume combination had to be such that it would be obvious and acceptable with or without the truck, as this year he is in school, and had to go to school in costume. A trip to the resale store provided plain black shirt and pants, which we sewed with safety yellow stripes, added a flag patch and ironed on "Fire Chief Matthew" on the back.

The truck started life as a cardboard box. Add to that some poster board, duck brand adhesive fabric, a red rotating party light, two small led headlights, and piece of scrap belting for straps and viola- MSFD engine 5 was completed.

Feeling that his costume needed something more, and since we had another kid lying around, we decided to use that second kid as a walking talking prop for Matthew's costume, and what brings out the fire trucks? Fire.

Our second son Jonathan's (2) fire costume is felt and fleece attached to an existing shirt and pants, and stiffened inside with cardboard.

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Coolest Firefighter Costume 8

by Jessica
(Syracuse, NY)

Homemade Firefighter Costume

Homemade Firefighter Costume

Our little two year old loves everything about a firefighter. He loves the trucks, the sounds, and the lights. Naturally he takes right after his father.

I found this Firefighter costume online and it was perfect. He looked just like his father! Everyone loved it. He still wears it around.

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Reflective Tape
by: Anonymous

Just bought my kid a firefighter costume.

Trying to rig up a sprayer pack for him.

Wondering why is it that they cheap out on the tape and don't even use real reflective tape?

I remember back in the late 70's parents were going crazy with reflective tape and flashlights for safety. I think it would be a good idea to use the real thing...guess we can't expect CHINA to care about our kids safety.

Will be picking up some real reflective tape at the hardware store for sure tomorrow!

reflective tape answer
by: Anonymous

I know this one! Because of toxicity regulations for children's costumes it is now impossible for costume manufacturers to use true reflective tape. The actual stuff is high in some pretty toxic materials. Since kids may chew on their costumes the testing standards have been tightened to make sure no unhealthful results may occur from any aspect of the kids costume.

Yes the reflective tape is a plus for safety while trick or treating. Go figure.

Some costume manufacturers (Like the company Teetot who supplies to Costco at Halloween) use a more reflective tape than most but it's not as reflective as actual fire fighters have.

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