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.

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Its My First Halloween As A Double Below The Knee Amputee And My Husband And I Went As Forrest Gump And Lieutenant Dan

Its My First Halloween As A Double Below The Knee Amputee And My Husband And I Went As Forrest Gump And Lieutenant Dan

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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

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

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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

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

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KJ
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Your wife has skill, kid looks delighted.

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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.

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Wheelchair Zombie Escaping The Grave Costume I Made For My Daughter

Wheelchair Zombie Escaping The Grave Costume I Made For My Daughter

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Nixxy
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She poses perfectly for that! Good job both of you

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#5

My Son Is In A Wheelchair. I Turned It Into BB8 And Took Him To Hollywood Studios. Here Is The BB8chair Build

My Son Is In A Wheelchair. I Turned It Into BB8 And Took Him To Hollywood Studios. Here Is The BB8chair Build

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#6

My Wife Dressed Up As Lara Croft For Halloween. She's An Amputee So She Improvised

My Wife Dressed Up As Lara Croft For Halloween. She's An Amputee So She Improvised

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Andy Acceber
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's an awfully small crocodile with an awfully big appetite. =)

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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.

#7

Awesome Pirates Of The Caribbean Wheelchair Costume

Awesome Pirates Of The Caribbean Wheelchair Costume

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Mazer
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There needs to be a National Halloween costume making camp for the other abled, you guys are amazingly creative and the Jack Sparrow look - spot on

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#8

Here Is One Of Our Favorite Halloween Costumes

Here Is One Of Our Favorite Halloween Costumes

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KJ
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If anyone needs a picture of pure happiness I suspect we have a winner here.

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#9

When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Awesome Halloween Costumes

When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Awesome Halloween Costumes

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KJ
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He has great costumes, worth a google, he is also the person in the Lumiere outfit.

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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!

#10

Brandon's Dad Turned His Wheelchair Into A Tie Fighter For Halloween

Brandon's Dad Turned His Wheelchair Into A Tie Fighter For Halloween

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#11

This Girl In My Town Has Spinal Muscular Atrophy, And Her Parents Made Her A Cinderella Carriage Around Her Wheelchair

This Girl In My Town Has Spinal Muscular Atrophy, And Her Parents Made Her A Cinderella Carriage Around Her Wheelchair

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Romenriel
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's great that she gets to be Disney princess for Halloween like her sister 😊

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#12

Lady Deadpool

Lady Deadpool

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Mazer
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

LOVE IT!! Details are amazing, Congratulations

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#13

Our First Halloween Costume As A Married Couple

Our First Halloween Costume As A Married Couple

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Cactus McCoy
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

One legged IHOP costumes alway make me laugh so hard...

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#14

Hooray, I Won The Costume Contest At Work

Hooray, I Won The Costume Contest At Work

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Andy Acceber
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Deserved! That's also impressively just the right size stuffed animal for this.

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#15

"My Dog Doesn't Bite." Happy Halloween

"My Dog Doesn't Bite." Happy Halloween

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Caro Caro
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aaaaw, puppy is like "I'm too sweet".

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#16

Can Your Friends Do This?

Can Your Friends Do This?

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#17

Throwback To Halloween 2016

Throwback To Halloween 2016

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KJ
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good for posing, nightmare to move about in.

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#18

Oh Snap! Happy Halloween

Oh Snap! Happy Halloween

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#19

Happy Halloween From Aladdin And Abu

Happy Halloween From Aladdin And Abu

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Andy Acceber
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Teamwork! I love that the sibling is involved.

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#20

Turned My Wheelchair Into The Iron Throne For Halloween

Turned My Wheelchair Into The Iron Throne For Halloween

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Vicky Z
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you also write "last season" on the throne it will be a real Halloween horror story

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#21

It's So Worth It. Hearing Other Kids After Seeing Caleb In His Costume, Say "That's The Coolest Costume I've Ever Seen"

It's So Worth It. Hearing Other Kids After Seeing Caleb In His Costume, Say "That's The Coolest Costume I've Ever Seen"

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Mazer
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It’s a SCOOBY PUPPY!!! Surrounded by his crew!! Nailed it

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#22

Turned My Son's Wheelchair Into The Millennium Falcon

Turned My Son's Wheelchair Into The Millennium Falcon

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Mazer
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nice work Dad, hope your son soars (in seeing this, I’m reminded of a night sky stencil you might be interested in. https://www.ursamajorstencils.com/products/night-sky

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#23

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

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

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#24

Black Panther Wheelchair Costume

Black Panther Wheelchair Costume

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#25

Wait, There's A Human Inside That Lamp

Wait, There's A Human Inside That Lamp

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#26

My Friend And I Are Both In Wheelchairs So We Did A Mario Kart Group Costume This Halloween

My Friend And I Are Both In Wheelchairs So We Did A Mario Kart Group Costume This Halloween

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Ashley Harrold
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They even have Lakitu and a banana I love it XD

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#27

I Don't Know If It's Held Up After A Full Day Of Teaching, But Here's My Sally Costume

I Don't Know If It's Held Up After A Full Day Of Teaching, But Here's My Sally Costume

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#29

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

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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#30

I Am Groot

I Am Groot

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Mazer
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No waaaaasy!! Serious work went into that costume, NAILED IT!!

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#31

Amputee Halloween Is The Best

Amputee Halloween Is The Best

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#32

Unfortunately Not A Real Harpoon But I Made This One

Unfortunately Not A Real Harpoon But I Made This One

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#33

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

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.

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#34

Ice Cream Costume

Ice Cream Costume

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#35

Confusing Trick-Or-Treaters With A Posable Skeleton Arm For The Last 2 Years

Confusing Trick-Or-Treaters With A Posable Skeleton Arm For The Last 2 Years

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KJ
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This seems like a thing that could be used year round to confuse people.

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#36

Lord Vader Is Pleased With Papaws Work On The Tie Fighter Advanced. He Out Did Himself On The Wheelchair Costume This Year

Lord Vader Is Pleased With Papaws Work On The Tie Fighter Advanced. He Out Did Himself On The Wheelchair Costume This Year

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#37

Wheelchair Costume

Wheelchair Costume

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Zena Marsh
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Shows the pioneering spirit. Love the horse.

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#38

Throwback To 2 Years Ago When I Was The Victim Of A Shark Attack For My First Halloween As An Amputee

Throwback To 2 Years Ago When I Was The Victim Of A Shark Attack For My First Halloween As An Amputee

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Vicky Z
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow! How much strength she must have to overcome such a traumatic experience and make jokes about it!!!

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#39

Did You Help Your Clients Out With Halloween This Year?

Did You Help Your Clients Out With Halloween This Year?

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Mazer
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

LOL, prosthetic techs are going to have to branch out for the holidays

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#40

Guy In My School Was Confined To A Wheelchair. Great Spirit For His Dressing Up

Guy In My School Was Confined To A Wheelchair. Great Spirit For His Dressing Up

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#41

Fantastic Use Of His Stand Up Wheelchair

Fantastic Use Of His Stand Up Wheelchair

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#42

John's Arrowhead Patrick Mahomes' Wheelchair Costume Turned Out Incredible

John's Arrowhead Patrick Mahomes' Wheelchair Costume Turned Out Incredible

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#43

3-Year-Old King Bran Stark In Epic Wheelchair Costume

3-Year-Old King Bran Stark In Epic Wheelchair Costume

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#44

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

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

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#45

Happy Halloween From The Invisible Man

Happy Halloween From The Invisible Man

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#46

Here’s My Favorite Cheetah Costume On My Cheetah Legs

Here’s My Favorite Cheetah Costume On My Cheetah Legs

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Mazer
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Letting your inner cheetah out, excellent

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#47

I'm Planning On Doing That Version Eventually

I'm Planning On Doing That Version Eventually

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Vicky Z
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is this the same girl from the top with the skeleton hand ?

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#48

My Son Has Cerebral Palsy And Is In A Wheelchair. So My Wife Made Him A Paw Patrol Vehicle For Halloween

My Son Has Cerebral Palsy And Is In A Wheelchair. So My Wife Made Him A Paw Patrol Vehicle For Halloween

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#49

My Coworker Is An Amputee. This Was Her Costume

My Coworker Is An Amputee. This Was Her Costume

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#50

Cilindric The German From The Asterix And Obelix

Cilindric The German From The Asterix And Obelix

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