Every year, many parents often go out of their way to make creative Halloween costumes for their children who are disabled. This year, big-name stores will be providing costumes for wheelchair users.
Target's Hyde and Eek! Boutique line has unveiled two new Halloween costumes for kids in wheelchairs. These costumes make Halloween easy and fun for parents and children. One of the costumes turns the chair into a Pirate Ship and the other one transforms it into a Princess Carriage. The covers for the chair are sold separate from the costume itself and will retail at $45 each. The Princess Grown set and Pirate "get-up" will range from $20-$25 each.
The new line includes two new costumes for kids with sensory issues, too. The costumes are a cute unicorn with wings and a little shark. These two costumes don't have any tags and are seamless. They are simple costumes and feature a removable hood. They are designed to be soft and cozy. There's also a hidden pocket for easy abdominal access, should that be needed. These two will retail at $30 each.
Target's line is the first line by the major retailer that offers fun costumes for those with disabilities. This news comes about two years after Target introduced clothing for children with disabilities and pieces for kids with sensory issues. Other brands, such as Tommy Hilfiger, Zappos and Lands’ End have also released clothing for disabled children over the years. Abbi Brown, a disability rights activist and writer, chimed in when the news broke saying, "Once again leading the charge in authentic inclusivity, @Target is launching specially designed Halloween costumes for disabled kids: adaptive clothing and wheelchair accessories to match!"
Though these creations may be long overdue, the fact of the matter is, no one wants to feel different. These additions have been welcomed by many and perhaps we'll see more designs in the near future.
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