Target Just Released Adaptive Halloween Costumes for Kids with Disabilities
Target is helping make this Halloween even more inclusive by releasing adaptive costumes that are wheelchair- and sensory-friendly. Hurry, because they're available for preorder now!
This year, Target is making it easier for all kids to find fun Halloween costumes. In addition to their classic Frozen costumes and Disney outfits, Target is also releasing 19 new adaptive kids costumes that embrace inclusivity. Last year, Target released four wheelchair- and sensory-friendly costumes for the first time, and just announced they'd be expanding the 2020 collection with more than a dozen new costumes—and a new adaptive line for adults, too.
Several of the new costumes can work around wheelchairs, while others in the collection are specially designed to be sensory-friendly to make those with autism and sensory challenges more comfortable on the holiday.
According to Target, the costumes are a result of the positive response to the adaptive apparel included in the Cat & Jack clothing line and the sensory-friendly home products in the Pillowfort collection.
Though Halloween is still a few months away, it’s never too early to start planning costumes! While these costumes are only available for pre-order now, you'll start seeing them on Target’s shelves soon. But if there's one you've already got your eye on, we recommend pre-ordering it now as some of the styles are already beginning to sell out.
Seven of the new costumes are specially designed wheelchair covers. For $35, you can easily transform any wheelchair into a mermaid clam shell ($35), a rocket ship ($35), a dragon ($35), a a princess carriage ($35), a flying witch ($35), a pirate ship ($35), or a construction truck ($35) with these easy add-ons. These covers allow an individual who relies on a wheelchair to incorporate the device into their costume for a seriously impressive Halloween look.
Target also offers full costumes with wheelchair-friendly designs and openings in the back to make dressing easier. Plus, many of them are designed to be easily put on after someone is already sitting in the wheelchair: No tight leg holes and tough zippers to worry about! Choose from dresses and jumpsuits themed like a witch ($25), a mermaid ($30), a construction worker ($25), a princess ($20), a robot ($30), and a pirate ($25), many of which can be draped over the torso and legs for maximum comfort. The soft material of these costumes make them comfortable to sit in, so Halloween night will be as enjoyable as possible.
As part of their new adaptive costumes, Target has also designed costumes that feature flat seams and no tags for little monsters who want to be super comfy on Halloween night. Kids who wear sizes 6-18 can choose between a pink plush unicorn ($30) or a bright blue shark ($30), and both costumes have extra details that are removable to help accommodate sensitivities (the hood, tail, and wings can be removed from the unicorn, while the hood and fins can be taken off the shark).
The costumes are all available now for preorder and will arrive at your door around August 22. In the meantime, you can start thinking about what costumes your kids will want to wear this season, now that there are more inclusive options than ever.