Halloween time is here! The time of year to get out the fancy costumes, and get excited about ticks and treats. For wheelchair users it can be tricky. How do you make a boy in a wheelchair look like a pirate? and a girl look like a fairy?
however with some creative thinking wheelchair users can have the BEST Halloween costumes. Dress their wheelchair up as well as them. If your child want to be a astronaut, turn his wheelchair into a rocket ship! Get some cardboard boxes, a bit of paint, and some glue, and you can turn your child into almost anything:
- princess in a cart
- horse rider on a horse
- peppa pig in her car
- pirate in a boat
- train driver in a train
- bob the builder in a digger
- a farmer in a tracker
- a pilot in an airplane
- a race car driver
- an animal, such as a elephant or shark
However if you don’t have time to spend an afternoon thinking up and creating some amazing costume for your child, The Reject Shop have costumes especially designed for wheelchairs . The Reject Shop range features two costumes that fit over a child’s wheelchair, and easily attach to it with velcro. With the puff of a magic wand, one of the costumes transforms the chair into a gorgeous princess carriage, while an ‘Ahoy Captain’ will see the other transform into a pirate ship. As every wheelchair is different, multiple velcro pieces are included with each costume to ensure that it fits.
the Halloween wheelchair range will be available in selected stores nationally from Tuesday 29th October, just in time for Halloween. Retailing for $49 each, it’s hoped that the range will make children in wheelchairs feel every bit a part of the Halloween celebrations. Below are the two costumes on offer.
If you are still stuck for ideas some of the following websites may be able to help: