Halloween Costumes — don’t let nickel allergy scare you away from having 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
- Canes, staffs, pitch forks
- Eye glass frames
- Gold-especially white and yellow 10k and 14k
- Grills for teeth (think rapper)
- Hair pins and clips
- Hand bag clutches
- Heirloom jewelry
- Metal buttons and snaps
- Suspender clips
- Swords and sabers
- Wands- magical of course!
- Wings- fairy/angel
If you are unsure if an item contains nickel, don’t wait for your skin to tell you! Nickel Alert® nickel detection kit can quickly and easily test for nickel in anything metal saving you from a painful 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.