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Feel Good Fridays: Top Costumes and FDA Tips for Halloween 2011

By October 28, 2011April 15th, 2018General Updates

On Halloween, you can be anyone (or anything) you want to be. Leave it up to your imagination and the possibilities can be endless.

The Top Halloween Costumes for 2011 combine political figures and the most popular movies, shows and celebrities of the year including:

  • GOP Presidential Candidates
  • Muammar Ghaddafi
  • The Royal Couple: Kate Middleton and Prince William
  • Charlie Sheen
  • An Occupy Wall Street Protester
  • Beyonce
  • Smurfs
  • Captain America
  • Angry Birds
  • Vintage Flight Attendant from the show “Pan Am”


There comes a time, however, when a costume choice unfortunately lasts longer than your Halloween haunting. According to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), those decorative eye contacts you would use to look like a Twilight Vampire, or Avatar creature could lead to conjunctivitis (pink eye), corneal scratches or infections, and even blindness in extreme cases. Be sure to buy prescribed contact lenses from an opthalmologist or optometrist. Read the full article for details on where to buy decorative contact lenses (and where not to buy them as well!).

Also be sure to wear flame retardant costumes that are bright and reflective so you will be more visible while walking around at night. If you plan to paint your face, check the FDA list of makeup additives to be that they are FDA approved.

Halloween can be fun and exciting when you are celebrating, but you don’t want to miss work or school because you still look like Captain America.

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