Wheelchair Halloween Costumes!
Last year I wrote about halloween costumes for wheelchair users because I was excited to see that for the first time ever, a store had released wheelchair specific Halloween costumes. That’s right – last year, Target had two Halloween costumes that were adaptable specifically for wheelchair users. I am really excited to say that this year Target has expanded their wheelchair costume line and since Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday, I am here to write about costumes once again!
The adaptive costume line at Target now has even more costumes, which also come in adult sizes this year, and feature unique design details like open backs for easy dressing, wheelchair-friendly fits, and hidden openings and pockets for abdominal access. The wheelchair cover accessories appear to be cardboard, and my favorites are the dragon, which features green dragon wings and a dragon headpiece, as well as the witch that comes with cardboard cutouts that give the illusion of a moon and a black cat flying with you on a broom!
If buying a costume isn’t your style and you prefer to make your own, I’ve got a few more ideas for you to incorporate your wheelchair into your costume!
Be a Character in a Sleigh!
Whether you decide to dress as Santa and get a plastic reindeer to attach to the front of your wheelchair, or maybe you want to be the Grinch with Max the dog in front of you, or if you have a husky dog – pretend to be an Alaskan sledder for the day! There’s lots of different sleighs that you can turn into for Halloween!
Be a Politician
In this year of Coronavirus, we have seen countless politicians sitting in front of tables with microphones talking about safety precautions, masks, social distancing, and more. Pick your favorite politician and dress like them, then put a small table on your lap and affix a microphone to it. Voila! You now have a very 2020 costume!
Dress as Your Favorite Wheelchair User!
I said it last year and I’ll say it again – there are so many wheelchair users out there already, why not dress as one of them for Halloween? Did you love how Game of Thrones ended with Bran taking charge? Why not be Bran the Broken for Halloween? What about Lieutenant Dan from Forrest Gump or Professor X from X-Men? I personally love Oracle from the D.C. Comic world.
What will you be this year for Halloween? Don’t forget to share your costumes with Quantum Rehab this year! We want to see your awesome ideas! Check out their Facebook page today!
About Stephanie Woodward: Stephanie is a brand ambassador for Quantum Rehab® and works as a disability rights activist. She has received many awards for helping communities become more accessible, as well as for her actions in fighting for the rights of disabled individuals as it relates to Medicaid and other support services. Click here to learn more about Stephanie.