Halloween is approaching fast, and many parents are frantically searching for costumes. This can be a challenge for any parent, but parents of children with disabilities often face even more complicated challenges to the costume dilemma. Disney aims to ease that challenge by offering both adaptive costumes and wheelchair covers.
This line of costumes comes in 8 different varieties with a character to suit almost any Disney interest: Elsa, Jasmine, Cinderella Buzz Lightyear, the Mandalorian, Woody, Black Panther, and Mr. Incredible. Wheelchair covers are available to transform wheelchairs into Aladdin’s magic carpet, Cinderella’s coach, Buzz Lightyear’s Spaceship, Mando’s Razor Crest, or the Incredimobile. Each costume and wheelchair cover are sold separately and are $49.99 each.
According to Disability Scoop, “The adaptive costumes feature stretch fabric that opens in the back to make them easier to get on and off as well as longer inseams for wheelchair-friendly wear and flap openings on the front to allow for tube access. Wheelchair covers are designed to fit standard 24-inch wheels.”
This inside line was first introduced in 2020 and was wildly successful. Disney has expanded the line this year, offering more choices than ever in a move we hope continues in the coming years. Naveen Seshadri, Disney’s executive vice president of global retail, said, “Disney’s adaptive roleplay line has been really well received by the community and popular among both children and adults,” Seshadri said. “As we expand the adaptive roleplay collection, we are able to connect our iconic franchises with fans and families with thoughtful design that meets the needs of more of our guests and allows everyone to take part in their favorite stories.”
Our favorite part about this line is that it isn’t limited to just Halloween. These costumes are great year-round for dress-up play or just to add a little Disney Magic to the day. The costumes are available for purchase on shopDisney.com.