Just because you use a wheelchair doesn’t mean you can’t totally own Halloween.
More and more, people are incorporating their wheelchairs into incredibly creative costumes. Some parents manage to pull off a passable costume using nothing more than cardboard and paint, but some wheelchair-based costumes take Halloween to a whole new level!
Ryan and Lana Weimer of Keizer, Oregon started making wheelchair costumes because three of their five children have Spinal Muscular Atrophy that requires them to use a wheelchair for life. After their sons’ intricate wheelchair Halloween costumes made big waves online, parents from all over began requesting their help to make their own kids epic Halloween costumes too.
Ryan and Lana founded the Magic Wheelchair non-profit with the mission to “put a smile on the face of every child in a wheelchair by transforming their wheelchairs into awesomeness created by our hands and their imaginations.” Here are some of the greatest creations to date.
1. Cinderella’s Coach
2. Gru’s aircraft from “Despicable Me”
3. Bain from “Batman,” complete with brick wall.
4. A fire-breathing dragon.
5. “How To Train Your Dragon”
6. Incredible Hulk and Captain America
7. A Hummingbird
8. A chef in his kitchen
9. Mario’s Cart
10. My Little Pony chariot
12. Disney Mini Mouse car
13. Apollo’s chariot, pulled by seahorses
14. Darth Vader in his ship
15. Call of Duty: Black Ops II Zombie Bus
We absolutely love the creativity and love that goes into all of these wonderful costumes. To the folks at the Magic Wheelchair organization — keep up the great work!