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Disney Has Started Selling Costumes That Are Wheelchair-Friendly
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Disney Has Started Selling Costumes That Are Wheelchair-Friendly

It always feels extremely nice to see different brands trying to make their production as inclusive as possible.

For instance, recently, Disney has taken an important step forward by launching their first-ever line of adaptive costumes and wheelchair covers for youngsters with disabilities to wear on Halloween. These new costumes are inspired by Toy Story, The Incredibles 2 and Cinderella so now every kid o Halloween will be able to turn into some of their favorite magical characters.

More info: shopdisney.com

Let’s take a look at this new line of costumes!

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Apparently, these wheelchair covers fit most wheelchairs, come with either 12 or 22 supportive plastic piping pieces for added stability, are easy to assemble and include all the needed instructions.

Gotta admit, this looks adorable

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Disney points out, that the wheelchair must be operated with a helper when the costume is attached and that it is not to be used with battery-powered wheelchairs.

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Talking about the costumes, apparently, they open in the back for front entry only, the back of the skirt on the cinderella costume is completely open for wheelchair-friendly wear, the skirt is an ankle-length to accommodate seated guests, besides, the flap opening at centre front is created for easy tube access.

“Rev up your chair by transforming it into an incredible super car!”

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“Cinderella’s arrival will grace any royal ball in this elegant adaptive costume, which features an opening at the back and a discreet flap in the front centre for easy tube access. With a ”Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo,” our glittering gown, detailed in silver foil filigree, star dusted skirts, organza trims, and a bejewelled cameo, is an enchanting dress-up dream,” Disney writes on their website.

“Your Space Ranger’s imagination will take flight to infinity and beyond while wearing this adaptive Buzz Lightyear Costume”

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“They’ll feel like true royalty when you transform their chair into a magical Cinderella Coach. Plastic piping adds stability along the wheel covers and long self-stick fabric strips keep the pieces in place for an enchanting dress-up adventure,” the Cinderella-inspired wheelchair cover description reads.

“Your young super will love donning this Incredibles costume and transforming into a member of the Parr family”

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A girl named Annie Segarra even posted a photo of her with the new Cinderella wheelchair cover

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And here’s how people responded

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Little Dino
Community Member
2 years ago

I love the idea and that they are being inclusive! However, I checked their website and it's $50 for the cardboard cut-out and an additional $50 for the outfit. I may just be a cheap person, but that's a bit overpriced for some cardboard and a child's dress. Still love the inclusivity, though! :)

Phunny Philosopher
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2 years ago

Yes- it couldn't work in my area. 9 out of 10 halloweens are thunderstorms. Also- girls in wheelchairs can wear whole skirts just like any other girl. Don't need the back cut out. How embarrassing if she needs to stand.

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Lsai Aeon
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2 years ago

while this is cute and all. Those are cardboard cutouts, they won't last long. Also, do they come with the outfit or is that an extra? I can see them charging just as much if not more for the cardboard cutouts that go on a wheelchair as they do for an outfit, meaning this will be double the price. I'm very skeptical and honestly would rather make my own pieces to fit my chair

Raving Native
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2 years ago

WHY HAS THIS TAKEN SO LONG TO BE CREATED?! We've needed these for our kids for a long time now. I'm so glad this exists now!

Chutney Hawkes
Community Member
2 years ago

Because (as an active wheelchair user) I can say that these are terribly designed. They limit visibility, range of movement & they cost a fortune (as every item designed for the disabled does). What's wrong with wearing the outfit & leaving the wheelchair standard & functional? Are we teaching kids to be ashamed of their chairs? I wasn't wheelchair bound until adulthood (yeah wheelchair bound, I'm bound to my chair because I'd be pretty fucked if it wasn't within my reach). I know some kids will love these but I hate that these overpriced things exist.

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Little Dino
Community Member
2 years ago

I love the idea and that they are being inclusive! However, I checked their website and it's $50 for the cardboard cut-out and an additional $50 for the outfit. I may just be a cheap person, but that's a bit overpriced for some cardboard and a child's dress. Still love the inclusivity, though! :)

Phunny Philosopher
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes- it couldn't work in my area. 9 out of 10 halloweens are thunderstorms. Also- girls in wheelchairs can wear whole skirts just like any other girl. Don't need the back cut out. How embarrassing if she needs to stand.

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Lsai Aeon
Community Member
2 years ago

while this is cute and all. Those are cardboard cutouts, they won't last long. Also, do they come with the outfit or is that an extra? I can see them charging just as much if not more for the cardboard cutouts that go on a wheelchair as they do for an outfit, meaning this will be double the price. I'm very skeptical and honestly would rather make my own pieces to fit my chair

Raving Native
Community Member
2 years ago

WHY HAS THIS TAKEN SO LONG TO BE CREATED?! We've needed these for our kids for a long time now. I'm so glad this exists now!

Chutney Hawkes
Community Member
2 years ago

Because (as an active wheelchair user) I can say that these are terribly designed. They limit visibility, range of movement & they cost a fortune (as every item designed for the disabled does). What's wrong with wearing the outfit & leaving the wheelchair standard & functional? Are we teaching kids to be ashamed of their chairs? I wasn't wheelchair bound until adulthood (yeah wheelchair bound, I'm bound to my chair because I'd be pretty fucked if it wasn't within my reach). I know some kids will love these but I hate that these overpriced things exist.

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