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Buy flame-resistant costumes or make them from flame-resistance material. Look for the markings on the label, box or material. To prevent clothing ignition, handmade costumes can be flame-proofed: dip fabrics into a solution of 2.5 mL warm water, 200 mL borax and 85 mL boric acid. Drip dry and iron. To preserve flame resistance, this must be repeated after each washing.