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Target Adds Costumes that Accommodate Wheelchairs to Kids' Halloween Collection

Target Adds Costumes that Accommodate Wheelchairs to Kids' Halloween Collection

The Adaptive Costume Collection attaches easily to wheelchairs and can be cut down to size—making Halloween an inclusive holiday for everyone to enjoy.

While parents of children with disabilities often must think outside of the box to make functional Halloween costumes for their little ones, they will now have the option to buy them for their kids this fall. The beast of a retailer Target just made dressing up for Halloween an easier task for children with disabilities by unveiling a sneak peak of its Hyde and Eek! Boutique this week, a collection which will now offer Halloween costumes adapted for children in wheelchairs.

"Based on the response to our Cat & Jack adaptive apparel and Pillowfort sensory-friendly home items, we know that design details can have a huge impact," a Target spokesperson told CBS News Thursday. "We're now bringing that spirit of inclusivity to our new Hyde and Eek! Boutique kids' adaptive Halloween costumes, which we hope will bring more ease and joy to our guests' everyday lives."

One of the costumes enables children to transform their wheelchair into a pirate ship, complete with a vest, a hat, pants with leg openings wide enough to put them over shoes, an eye patch, and openings in the back to make it easy to dress for children in wheelchairs. The costume also features a pirate ship wheelchair cover, adaptive for any wheelchair sizes. This includes ocean-themed covers and a black Jolly Roger flag, plus intricate ship sides that attach with hook-and-loop closures.

Another one turns your kid’s wheelchair into a purple princess carriage, which goes with a hot pink or gold dress that has an opening in the back for a wheelchair compatible design, plus a crown for your little prince or princess. The carriage includes hook-and-loop closures as well and has the ability to be cut and fit to any wheelchair size.

You can preorder the pirate set or princess collection now on Target’s website, and it will be expected to arrive on or soon after August 22.

Main Image: The pirate costume turns a wheelchair into a pirate ship! Courtesy of Target, via Red Tricycle. 

Laura D'Angelo

Author: Laura D’Angelo is an editorial intern for NYMetroParents and a junior majoring in English at Binghamton University. When she’s not writing features on all the best spots to bring your kids to in New York, you can often find her playing guitar or lounging at the beach. See More

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