Years ago we read a suggestion in Exceptional Parent magazine to incorporate the wheelchair into the Halloween costume. We’ve had lots of fun doing just that!
Sarah was 13 the year we did this Kissing Booth Wheelchair Costume and not sure she wanted to dress up for Halloween. We were just afraid she would change her mind when Halloween came and her younger brother was getting dressed up. So we went to a Halloween store just to look around and see if anything appealed to her. She lit up when she saw the gaudy blue wig – and then we had to figure out what to do with it! We finally came up with the idea of a kissing booth, figuring that was something a teenage girl would like!
We covered the cardboard box with wood grain contact paper and made a sign saying “Kisses for UNICEF”. A fancy blouse made with shimmery pink fabric that Sarah picked out and wearing pink lipstick were the icing on the cake as far as Sarah was concerned!
The box easily folded flat for transporting when not around the wheelchair. We attached string loops to the inside of the box for hanging the box from the wheelchair. The loops in the back were adjustable to be able to adjust the height/level of the box. A small piece of 1×1 can be used the inside edge of the box to add stability if the long side is bowing too much.