Disney Drops New Adaptive Costumes for Halloween and Everyday Play
For the millions of people who use mobility aids or have special needs, finding a Halloween or simply dressing up like their favorite character for fun can be difficult. To help close this costume gap and give everyone the ability to dress up and dream, Disney recently expanded its adaptive costume line, including new designs inspired by movie blockbusters like Black Panther and Star Wars.
Introduced in 2021, Disney’s adaptive costumes are created with special modifications to accommodate wheelchairs and other unique needs. The wheelchair cover sets fit most standard wheelchairs with 24-inch wheels, open in the rear and have longer-length inseams for wheelchair-friendly wear. Other adaptive costumes have flap openings on the front center with self-stick fabric closure to accommodate tube access.
Starting at $29.99, the new costumes join a lineup of already beloved outfits, including Buzz Lightyear Spaceship and Cinderella’s Coach wheelchair cover sets and adaptive costumes representing characters like Jasmine, Elsa and Woody.
“I’m thrilled that through the expansion of our Adaptive Roleplay collection, we can further connect our iconic franchises with fans and families worldwide through thoughtful design that allows everyone to take part in their favorite stories and worlds,” Stephanie Young, president of consumer products, games and publishing said in a press release. “With today’s announcement, we’re better able to meet the needs of more of our guests, and we’re excited to see this inspired collection continue to grow.”