Rolling Thomas the Tank Engine Wheelchair Costume

Rolling Thomas the Tank Engine Wheelchair Costume

My 3 year old said he wanted to be Thomas the Tank Engine for Halloween. I have seen the store bought ones and knew those wouldn’t work out or give him the excitement he really wanted, as he is confined to a wheelchair from a rare genetic disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. So I thought, … Read more

Awesome Toothless and Hiccup Wheelchair Costume

Awesome Toothless and Hiccup Wheelchair Costume

This year my son picked “Hicup” and “Toothless” from the dreamworks movie “How to Train your Dragon”.  This one was a doozie.  We worked the body again with foam board, sanding and sculpting the lines  We made a large square block of foam board from glueing sheets together and forming a square.  We sculpted the … Read more

Awesome Hot Air Balloon for Child’s Wheelchair Costume

Awesome Hot Air Balloon for Child's Wheelchair Costume

I try to make my sons wheel chair part of his costume every year. He gets excited when he goes to school. There are always tons of kids and parents waiting for him to arrive so they can see his costume. A few costume from the past include a king in his throne. A bull … Read more

Coolest Alien in a UFO Costume for a Wheelchair

Coolest Alien in a UFO Costume for a Wheelchair

My son is 8 years old and LOVES this time of year.  We always try to build his costume to incorporate his wheelchair so he can be just like everyone else out trick or treating.  We like to try to be original and not the store bought costumes or the most popular thing of the … Read more

Gentleman Wheelchair Costume

Gentleman Wheelchair Costume

I always like dressing up my wheelchair for Halloween, and this year I think I hit the jackpot!  In the seven years I have been a wheelchair user (thanks to a lovely genetic disease called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome), nothing has ever gotten quite the reaction this year’s costume did! I was initially inspired by some giant … Read more

“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

“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

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