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Wheelchair Halloween Costume Guide

Not sure how to decorate your child’s wheelchair for Halloween? 


We’ve searched the web for creative Halloween costumes that you can build at home or find online. To start, here are five of our favorite looks we found on Instagram:


Hot Air Balloon Pilot


Kirstin, a proud mother of four daughters (two daughters are diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and one is diagnosed with multiple disabilities), created this elaborate costume for one of her girls. The colorful balloon and flags make this truly stand out!



[photo credit: @house_of_redheads]



Elvis Presley


Sam knows how to impersonate the King of Rock riding in a pink Cadillac! Learn more about Sam and his diagnosis with a rare brain disease called Vanishing White Matter disease on his family’s blog.



[photo credit: @samvsvwm]

Cruella de Vil


Zoey looks like the fashionable villain from 101 Dalmatians with her red luxury Panther De Ville—the fun paw-print and feather hat completes the look.



[photo credit: @theduchessofdonuts]


Buzz Lightyear 


Jorden, young cancer survivor, is ready to launch into infinity and beyond as the space ranger in Disney Pixar’s Toy Story—the tap lights on the ship’s wings are a useful detail for trick-or-treating at night.



[photo credit: @lexi.lom]




Steve and The Enderman


Carsyn and his brother Dustyn look awesome in their Minecraft-inspired costumes—this sibling duo is great inspiration for families looking for a unique Halloween theme.



[photo credit: @bysarahhalstead]


For more wheelchair costume ideas, we recommend searching Pinterest or Instagram.


Want to take your wheelchair costume to the next level?


There are amazing organizations dedicated to helping children who want custom wheelchair costumes. The Magic Wheelchair, is one non-profit and Walkin’ and Rollin’ Costumes, an organization based in Kansas City, create amazing costumes for families and their children with special needs. If you choose to work with an organization, be sure to plan ahead—the application process can start as early as August!


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