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Costume masks with narrow eye slits obscure a child's ability to see oncoming traffic, curbs, or obstructed pathways. Facial costume make-up is safer, more fun and more comfortable. If masks are worn, they should have openings for the nose and mouth, and large eye holes to allow full vision. Instruct children to wear the mask on top of the head when walking and pull it over the face only when they reach the destination.