Disney Releases Adaptive and Accessible Halloween Costumes
Halloween is just 75 days away, and with the countdown comes the preparation for costumes!
The Walt Disney World company has released a brand new line of what they call “adaptive roleplay” costumes, allowing wheelchair users to participate in the seasonal fun.
The new collection is listed here alongside a variety of other costumes for characters, featuring “Star Wars: The Mandalorian Wheelchair Cover Set,” “Buzz Lightyear Adaptive Costume Collection for Kids—Toy Story,” “Cinderella Adaptive Costume Collection for Kids,” “Buzz Lightyear Spaceship Wheelchair Cover Set” and more.
These costume designs are intended to be inclusive for all users, and that includes adults!
Each of the wheelchair covers tailor-made for individual characters can be utilized for any adult wheelchair mobility aid too.
Disney isn’t the only company jumping on board the accessibility trend this year.
Party City carries a few wheelchair-friendly costuming options such as “Child Wheelchair Police Car Costume,” “Child Wheelchair Pirate Ship Costume” and more.
Spirit Halloween carries three options which are the “Princess Carriage Wheelchair Costume,” “Kids Shark Wheelchair Costume” and “Kids Mermaid Wheelchair Costume”.
HalloweenCostumes.com announced this week that several adaptive costumes for characters such as “Paw Patrol,” “Batman,” “Trolls” and other franchises fitting both wheelchairs and other mobility aids will be coming for children soon.
Target is also rolling out many different kinds of wheelchair and other mobility aid-friendly costuming options for kids and adults such as “Kids’ Adaptive Avengers Captain America Halloween costume,” “Kids’ Adaptive Fishing Boat Halloween Costume,” “Adult Adaptive Witch Halloween Costume with Hat” and many, many more options.
The Good Housekeeping online publication also features a variety of both DIY projects for wheelchair users looking to create their own custom costume as well as adaptive costumes currently for sale online and in stores.
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