Now, the trick to this is two-fold:
- You need fire that burns with a cool enough flame that you won't get hurt.
- You must wear a fabric that won't ignite.
Natural fabrics, such as cotton, linen and wool, are heat-resistant. When these fabrics are soaked with an alcohol/water mix, they do not burn. Synthetic fabrics, such as rayon and nylon, melt or ignite. Don't mess with fire and synthetics.
Be The Girl on FireYou only want to do this effect, for a costume or whatever, using a highly controlled fire. Minimize the risk of injury or spreading the fire by doing one of the following. Protect your skin. Water and petroleum jelly both confer some protection against heat damage. It's a good idea to keep a barrier between flames and your skin. Don't set your clothes on fire, even using an alcohol gel, because the risk to yourself, others and property is too great! If you don't believe me, spend a few minutes cruising YouTube. You can:
Do you have Girl on Fire costume ideas (for responsible adults who know fire is not a toy)? If so, be sure to post a reply.