Seriously MAGIC Wheelchairs
The nonprofit, Magic Wheelchair, is an organization that “builds epic costumes for kiddos in wheelchairs — at no cost to families.” Founder, Ryan Weimer, first built a magic wheelchair in 2008. Ryan’s son, Keaton, was diagnosed with SMA at 9-months. When Keaton was 3, he wanted to be a pirate for Halloween. That is when Ryan built the first magic wheelchair – a pirate ship that sailed down the neighborhood streets, with Keaton, dressed as a pirate, at the wheel.
Since then, Ryan has launched Magic Wheelchair and his crews now build amazing wheelchair-centric costumes all through the year. All of the efforts are funded through donations and all costumes are given to children at no cost. To learn more, and to donate, visit magicwheelchair.org.
Target announced earlier this year, that in addition to their Cat & Jack adaptive apparel and Pillowfort sensory-friendly pieces, they’d also sell a small selection of children’s Adaptive Halloween Costumes through their Hyde & EEK! Boutique™, in stores and online. They have multiple options for children in wheelchairs as well as sensory-friendly designs. Although there isn’t a huge selection this year, the several choices available are adorable. We hope to see these offering expand next year.
DIY Costume Lovers
Costume Works consistently publishes inspiring DIY ideas for every kind of Halloween custom you can (and cannot) imagine! They have a wonderful selection of wheelchair-centric DIY costume ideas that will get anyone with that DIY bug excited! To view the ideas on Costume Works or submit your own costume photos, go to costume-works.com.