Adapting to life with a disability is never easy, and everyone needs to find their own ways of how to cope with limitations and overcome challenges.
But as you might've seen in our previous article, some people can summon the strength for these difficult tasks even in something as simple as a Halloween costume.
So with everything that we've been through this year, we at Bored Panda decided it's time to revisit this wholesome topic and pay tribute to those who choose to celebrate their differences and use them as resources for especially creative costumes.
After all, these folks embody what we all so desperately need right now. Perseverance.
Its My First Halloween As A Double Below The Knee Amputee And My Husband And I Went As Forrest Gump And Lieutenant Dan
Last Year I Did Several Halloween Costumes And This One Is Honestly One Of My Favorites. I Want To Wear My Skeleton Hand Around All The Time
My Son Is 4 With Cerebral Palsy. Every Year My Wife Builds Him A Costume To Go On His Wheelchair. He's Obsessed With Polar Express So This Year He Went As A Train Engineer
One of the people who has helped Halloween make tremendous leaps in inclusivity is US motivational speaker, comedian, writer, and former Paralympian, Josh Sundquist. Every year, he dresses up in a costume that makes use of his disability. In 2020, he transformed into Baby Groot from Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy.'
Josh said that his main 'addiction' in life is making people laugh. "As addictions go, this is a pretty good one. It has very few side effects. And it's free (other than the annual cost of building a Halloween costume)," he told Bored Panda earlier.
Wheelchair Zombie Escaping The Grave Costume I Made For My Daughter
My Son Is In A Wheelchair. I Turned It Into BB8 And Took Him To Hollywood Studios. Here Is The BB8chair Build
My Wife Dressed Up As Lara Croft For Halloween. She's An Amputee So She Improvised
Back in high school, Sundquist didn't want anyone to find out that he was missing a leg, so he wore a prosthesis at all times. However, he eventually became more comfortable with who he is and what he looks like, and his Halloween costumes are a way to celebrate just that.
Sundquist also shared some advice for everyone who's currently struggling with their own problems. "If you're carrying a heavy burden, you have three options: you can hold on a little longer, you can find someone to share the load, or you can decide it's time to let go. All three are equally valid. Wisdom is choosing the best one for this particular moment," he said.
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So far, Sundquist has embodied Gingy the Gingerbread Man from Shrek, a flamingo, a foosball player, Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast, Tigger from Winnie the Pooh, the incredibly famous Pixar lamp, and others. We can't wait to see what he has planned for this year.
As for all of you who are still unsure about who or what to dress as for the spooky occasion, I hope these pictures will inspire you not to get rid of your unique attributes when developing your Halloween look but to accentuate them. Good luck!
Brandon's Dad Turned His Wheelchair Into A Tie Fighter For Halloween
This Girl In My Town Has Spinal Muscular Atrophy, And Her Parents Made Her A Cinderella Carriage Around Her Wheelchair
Hooray, I Won The Costume Contest At Work
"My Dog Doesn't Bite." Happy Halloween
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Happy Halloween From Aladdin And Abu
Turned My Wheelchair Into The Iron Throne For Halloween
It's So Worth It. Hearing Other Kids After Seeing Caleb In His Costume, Say "That's The Coolest Costume I've Ever Seen"
Turned My Son's Wheelchair Into The Millennium Falcon
That's Not Really A Tree. It's A Man Dressed As A Tree. And Get This: That's Not Really Santa! It's A Dog Dressed As Santa
Black Panther Wheelchair Costume
My Friend And I Are Both In Wheelchairs So We Did A Mario Kart Group Costume This Halloween
I Don't Know If It's Held Up After A Full Day Of Teaching, But Here's My Sally Costume
Sam Was Single-Minded About What He Wanted To Be This Year For Halloween. He Knew He Wanted To Be A Bunny And The Wheelchair Had To Be A Carrot
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My Friend Built A Halo Warthog Costume For A Boy In A Wheelchair, Since He Lives At The Hospital And Doesn't Get Out To Play Much
This will make life a whole lot more fun! And tomorrow he's going to be driving it in a parade.
Confusing Trick-Or-Treaters With A Posable Skeleton Arm For The Last 2 Years
Lord Vader Is Pleased With Papaws Work On The Tie Fighter Advanced. He Out Did Himself On The Wheelchair Costume This Year
Throwback To 2 Years Ago When I Was The Victim Of A Shark Attack For My First Halloween As An Amputee
Guy In My School Was Confined To A Wheelchair. Great Spirit For His Dressing Up
John's Arrowhead Patrick Mahomes' Wheelchair Costume Turned Out Incredible
3-Year-Old King Bran Stark In Epic Wheelchair Costume
Every Year My Wife Makes My Son A Costume For His Wheelchair. This Year He Is Hiro Riding Baymax From The Movie Big Hero 6
Happy Halloween From The Invisible Man
Here’s My Favorite Cheetah Costume On My Cheetah Legs
My Son Has Cerebral Palsy And Is In A Wheelchair. So My Wife Made Him A Paw Patrol Vehicle For Halloween
My Coworker Is An Amputee. This Was Her Costume
Cilindric The German From The Asterix And Obelix
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