Halloween and Dressing Up

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. In the past, it was hard to celebrate because I tend to always be traveling this time of year, so I didn’t dress up that much. I do miss going to Halloween parties. It’s always fun to see what costumes my friends wore. 

Me and Mya as Clark Kent/Superman and super dog

The few times I did dress up for Halloween, I had some pretty good costumes. Last year, I dressed up as Superman’s alter ego, Clark Kent. Mya, of course, went as super dog. Another year, I dressed up as a shark attack victim turned zombie. Pretty unusual combination, right? I loved that costume. One year, Mya went as Yoda from Star Wars.

With the COVID-19 pandemic still a major issue, I haven’t made any costume plans. It’s no fun to dress up in a costume if you don’t have someplace to go! Still, there may be some diehard Halloween fans that are going to persevere and wear costumes, go trick-or-treating with family or attend a small, socially distanced party. No matter what your plans are this year, it’s important to stay safe. Here are a few safety rules that I know Officer Morgan would approve of!

Mya dressed up as Yoda

If you are taking kids trick-or-treating, make sure you do a head count before stopping at each house, to ensure every kid is accounted for. Always be aware of cars when crossing the street or parking lots. If you are a Quantum® power wheelchair user like me, take full advantage of the LED fender lights on your power wheelchair. These lights let you see and enable others to see you, especially when crossing the street at night. If you don’t have lights on your power wheelchair, be sure to take a flashlight with you or wear reflective clothing. And finally, remember those important rules in this new normal of ours: practice social distancing, wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.

Check out some other tips for a wheelchair-friendly Halloween celebration.