Coolest Mickey Mouse and Car Wheelchair Costume

This year my son picked Mickey Mouse as his costume and every year we have to incorporate a costume for the wheelchair.  We start with a heavy c

This year my son picked Mickey Mouse as his costume and every year we have to incorporate a costume for the wheelchair.  We start with a heavy cardboard form that slips right over the wheelchair.  We then layer 2″ foam core on top of the cardboard.  We layered outwards for each piece that we needed, … Read more

Cool R2D2 Costume

R2D2  Costume

I made this R2D2 costume so that my 6 year old son, who has cerebral palsy, would be the coolest kid in elementary school for the parade. I am pretty sure it worked. It is made of foam board and paper mache, and fits over him in his dynamic stander. It is a “Must See”.

Coolest Homemade Circus Animal in a Cage Wheelchair Costume

Homemade Circus Animal in a Cage Wheelchair Costume

We wanted Christopher’s costume to coordinate with his sister’s. We had decided that she was going to be a Circus Clown in a Clown in a Clown Car, so we decided that Christopher would be a Circus Animal in a Cage Wheelchair Costume. The cage was made using parts from an old laundry drying rack … Read more

Coolest Homemade Paratrooper and Chick Magnet Wheelchair Costume

Homemade Paratrooper and Chick Magnet Wheelchair Costume

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 and making this Paratrooper and Chick Magnet Wheelchair Costume! Christopher loves going on the treadmill at his school. He uses a Lite Gait Trainer to suspend him over the … Read more

Coolest Homemade Ladybug Wheelchair Costume Idea

Homemade Ladybug Wheelchair Costume Idea

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 in making this Ladybug Wheelchair Costume Idea! Sarah loved ladybugs so we made her into one for Halloween! I bought a pattern for the cape and hood and made … Read more

Coolest Wheelchair Trike Costume

Coolest Wheelchair Trike Costume

This year William Joel had machine fabricating friends create the coolest 3-wheeler adaption to his small Quickie wheelchair. What started out to be a simple build, was to put the front end of a bicycle on William’s pediatric wheel-chair. As we all know, what usually happens in creating such a build is the desire to … Read more

Coolest Jane In the Box Wheelchair Costume

Homemade Jane In the Box Wheelchair Costume

Being in a wheelchair I like to think outside the box and incorporate my chair into my costume in some way. It must work because until people ask about my costume, they don’t even realize I am in a wheelchair. This year I wanted to be a Jack/Jane in the box and this will work … Read more

Coolest Homemade Gypsy Fortune Teller Wheelchair Costume

Homemade Gypsy Fortune Teller Wheelchair

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! This Gypsy Fortune Teller Wheelchair Costume was probably Sarah’s favorite costume. We cut a piece of cardboard to fit over her wheelchair tray and covered it with red fabric … Read more

Coolest Ever Lilo and Stitch Rocket Costume for a Wheelchair

Lilo and Stitch Rocket

This is the second year that I made my daughter a wheelchair costume. I made her Lilo’s rocketship and she had her little stitch along with her for the ride.  To make the spaceship I created the frame from pool noodles and gorilla tape. Then covered it and shaped it with upholstery foam. Third I … Read more