“The Earnhardt #3″ Wheelchair Costume for 7 Year Old William Joel

"The Earnhardt #3" Wheelchair Costume for 7 Year Old William Joel

7 year old, growing William Joel (born with spina bifida) owns a very special Nascar Dale Earnhardt jacket that surely will NOT fit him next year so this Halloween I decided to make him a wheelchair costume to match his speedy personality & his special jacket.  I first measured huge pieces of cardboard to fit … Read more

Cool Homemade Wall-E Costume with Moving Parts

Cool Homemade Wall-E Costume with Moving Parts

I had this idea for a Wall-E costume with moving parts for about a year and it ended up being pretty good and winning a couple of competitions.  I’ve seen some Wall-w’s on here but none that moved their arms, hands, head and on wheels, so I thought I’d give it a go.. It comes in 5 … Read more

Awesome Bee Flower Wheelchair Car Costume

Awesome Bee Flower Wheelchair Car Costume

Here is a flower car made out of cardboard and decorated with close to 200 paper crepe flowers around a wheelchair.  Each flower was hand made and took about a week to make all the flowers. This was a blast to make and took some time but worth it and fun showing it off at several Halloween events. … Read more

Awesome Homemade Wall-E Halloween Costume

Coolest Homemade Wall-E Halloween Costume

I work at Adobe Systems and they have an annual Halloween party that is out of this world! I am always trying to come up with a costume that rivals those that win the grand prize. I decided a few years ago to give it a try and didn’t win the grand prize until this … Read more

“Impossible” Fairy On Wheels Halloween Costume

"Impossible" Fairy On Wheels Halloween Costume

All my life I wanted to be a fairy for Halloween but everyone said it would be impossible because the wheelchair is in the way. Here’s how I proved them wrong. I found beautiful wings and became a fairy on wheels! I ended up winning first prize that year. The creation of this fairy on … Read more

Head on a Platter Wheelchair Costume for 99 Year Old Granny!

Head on a Platter Wheelchair Costume for 99 Year Old Granny!

My mother is 99 years old, confined to a wheel chair, but yet still filled with life.  Each year a Halloween costume parade is held at the nursing home where she resides. She loves to participate in it, so I try to think of an original idea to use which will also incorporate her wheel chair. This … Read more

Senior Jack in the Box Wheelchair Costume

Senior Jack in the Box Wheelchair Costume

In this photo, my mother is 99 years young, still full of life, but unfortunately, is confined to a wheel chair.  Each Halloween the nursing home where she resides hosts a Halloween costume parade.  Because she is confined to a wheel chair it is difficult to come up with a costume that is original in design.  … Read more

Coolest Wheelchair Batmobile Costume for a Boy

Coolest Wheelchair Batmobile Costume for a Boy

This is a Wheelchair Batmobile Costume I put together for my 10 year old Autistic son. He loves Batman and the villains. He’s in the wheel chair as a result of contracting Transverse Myelitis when he was 6 months old. It’s an incredibly rare disease and at the time he was believed the youngest in North … Read more

Coolest Homemade Buzz Lightyear and RC Wheelchair Costume

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Connor has a leukodystrophy, which means he loses motor function as his disease progresses.  So Mom and Dad try to take moments in his life and make them as special as we can.  Every year I let him pick what he wants to be for halloween.  Whatever he picks, we have to work off of … Read more

The “Jolly Booger” Pirate Ship Wheelchair Costume

Another Halloween, another great wheelchair costume for now 6 year old William Joel!  This year I simply acquired 3 large pieces of cardboard fr

Another Halloween, another great wheelchair costume for now 6 year old William Joel!  This year I simply acquired 3 large pieces of cardboard from a local supermarket and bent them to fit around the chair.  I made a “Jolly Booger” Pirate Ship Wheelchair Costume. I attached the cardboard pieces together with large adhesive Velcro tape. … Read more

Venetian Gondolier – Cody’s Wheelchair Costume 2012

I made the costume using cardboard, it is strapped to his wheelchair and open on the back so the wheelchair can still be pushed.
Every year I make a

I made the wheelchair costume using cardboard, it is strapped to his wheelchair and open on the back so the wheelchair can still be pushed. Every year I make a different costume for my son Cody. This costume was made using cardboard, I cut the cardboard in the shape of a gondola, sprayed painted with … Read more

Homemade Pee-Wee Herman Wheelchair Costume

for most of my life I was completely able-bodied, however after a long series of illnesses over the last couple of years I have found myself a full-t

for most of my life I was completely able-bodied, however after a long series of illnesses over the last couple of years I have found myself a full-time wheelchair user. I have always loved Halloween and had no idea how to enjoy it in my new body. Thankfully, the Internet gave me all kinds of … Read more

Awesome Batmobile Wheelchair Costume!

Our son William was born 3 months premature and as a result of complication from his early start he has cerebral palsy.  Last year he decided he

Our son William was born 3 months premature and as a result of complication from his early start he has cerebral palsy.  Last year he decided he wanted to be Batman so his dad Matt decided to make a Batmobile to go over his wheelchair.  They spent time in the shop working on the design, … Read more

“Mac Kenseth” (Matt Kenseth) Wheelchair Car Costume

My wife is a teacher at a local elementary school, and she was looking for a wheelchair costume for one of her students.  Kenesth is a native of

My wife is a teacher at a local elementary school, and she was looking for a wheelchair costume for one of her students.  Kenesth is a native of a neighboring city, and had won a recent race with this car paint scheme.  All the “Pit Crew” are teachers and support staff.  The girl’s name is … Read more

Coolest Spongebob Squarepants in a Motorboat Wheelchair Costume

My son loves Spongebob Squarepants, so he chose Spongebob for his Halloween costume.  To accomodate his wheelchair, we decided to have Spongebob

My son loves Spongebob Squarepants, so he chose Spongebob Squarepants in a motorboat wheelchair costume for his Halloween costume.  To accommodate his wheelchair, we decided to have Spongebob sit in his motorboat.  The Spongebob costume we purchased at a local Target.  We used two large sheets of cardboard from a refrigerator cardboard box, stretched it around the chair in … Read more

Addy Caddy Flower Car Wheelchair Costume

This car was a fun project put together overnight when the thought came to me on a whim a day before her Boo at the Zoo night and was a big hit.&nbsp

This Addy Caddy Flower car wheelchair costume was a fun project put together overnight when the thought came to me on a whim a day before her Boo at the Zoo night and was a big hit.  We always have cardboard boxes at the house for my daughter’s supplies and equipment so I knew I could make … Read more

Derek on the Campaign Trail in a Wheelchair Costume

Derek is a 10 year old boy in a wheelchair. I try to make a costume out of any type of box so it works the easiest to put on and off easily on the wh

Derek is a 10 year old boy in a wheelchair. I try to make a costume out of any type of box so it works the easiest to put on and off easily on the wheelchair. His costumes cannot have any thing that needs to put on his head or any clothing that is too … Read more

Coolest Bon Jovi Drummer “Tico” in a Wheelchair Costume

Derek is a 10 year old handicapped boy in a wheelchair.  The only music that he will listen to is Bon Jovi.  That is the only songs on his

Derek is a 10 year old handicapped boy in a wheelchair.  The only music that he will listen to is Bon Jovi.  That is the only songs on his mp3 player, if there is anything else on it he will drop it.  He went to the Bon Jovi concert 2 years ago and loved it!

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

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 Pickled Head in a Jar and Wheelchair Table Costume

Homemade Pickled Head in a Jar and Wheelchair Table Costume

Our Homemade Pickled Head in a Jar and Wheelchair Table Costume won a contest last year which made us more determined to come up with something better last year. I suffered a knee injury about two months ago, and just when I had recovered I was bitten by a venimous copperhead snake. So not completely … 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