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Halloween Costumes — don’t let nickel allergy scare you away from having fun.

Don't let nickel allergy scare you aware from Halloween fun!

Halloween is such a great time of year: candy, costumes and carved pumpkins.  But if you have nickel allergy, you know that finding nickel free costume props can be a little scary.  Typically, the inexpensive jewelry and accessories used to adorn costumes are laden with nickel because it is durable and cheap.

Very few online costume sites mention the material the accessory is made of, so it is difficult to shop for safe items.

 Items that may contain nickel:

  • Belts and buckles (think cowboys and pirates) 
  • Boning in corsets 
  • Bracelets 
  • Canes, staffs, pitch forks 
  • Earrings 
  • Eye glass frames 
  • Gold-especially white and yellow 10k and 14k 
  • Grills for teeth (think rapper) 
  • Hair pins and clips 
  • Hand bag clutches 
  • Headbands 
  • Heirloom jewelry 
  • Metal buttons and snaps 
  • Necklaces 
  • Rings 
  • Suspender clips 
  • Swords and sabers
a close up of a bird 
  • Tiaras 
  • Wands- magical of course! 
  • Watches 
  • Wings- fairy/angel 
  • Zippers 

If you are unsure if an item contains nickel, don’t wait for your skin to tell you! Nickel Alert™ nickel detection kitcan quickly and easily test for nickel in anything metal saving you from a painful rash.

Once nickel is detected, apply clinically proven Nickel Guard™ nickel barrier coating to ensure there is no direct skin to metal contact and no nickel allergy rash.

Halloween costumes are too much fun to give up. Simply use Nickel Alert and Nickel Guard, the Nickel Solution™ kit to avoid a nickel allergy rash.


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How to Measure Your Belt Size

Most of our belts are sized from the Buckle Fold to the Middle Hole. A 36” belt will have a middle hole at 36” and two holes on either side of the center spaced 1” apart each. A 36” belt can be worn as small as 34” and as big as 38”.

There are several options to determine your ideal belt size.

The ideal way is to measure your waist through your belt loops. This measurement is the size of belt you should purchase (i.e. if you have a 34” measurement, order a 34” belt).

How To Measure Your Belt Size

An alternative option is to measure your old belt from the  Buckle Fold to the Hole you use. If your belt measures 38” from buckle fold to the hole you use most; then order a 38” belt. This will give you a belt with 2 holes either side of the hole you use most.

If you still have questions, please call us!  704-947-1917


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