Fire Resistance

Southover Bonfire Society 2014
To Make a Costume Fire Resistant:

  • Make up a solution of 7oz borax and 3oz of Boric acid in gallon of hot water.
  • Soak the costume for two minutes and ring out. Line dry.
  • Repeat every time the costume is washed.

Alternatively commercial fire retardants are available online or from shops like the-stitchery.

the-stitchery currently stocks “FireCheck” 750 ml spray ( for the price of £13.99* (no discount) which can be bought online for £18.90. the-stitchery also offers an all-year 10% discount on costume supplies!*


*correct at time of writing (Oct 2016)