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Costume ideas for the disabled

For people with a handicap or disability, finding a good Halloween Costume can be a challenge. We've put together a few ideas below to help you or someone you love out. The costumes range from quite simple to very elaborate depending upon your inclination and time. We also have pages for more handicapped costume ideas, ideas for costumes for people using walkers and costume ideas for people using wheelchairs. The Halloween.com Forums also have sections to discuss these type of costume ideas.


  • * Wrap a foot in an ace bandage. Get some mittens or ski hat. Instant injured skier costume!
  • * Drummer Costume. Attach containers (e.g ice-cream containers, empty paint-cans) to a wheelchair with rope, duct-tape or similar material. Use a hoola-hop with card-board for the bass drum (over the front of the chair). Use paint-brushes or large pencils for drum-sticks. Dress in appropriate attair for the music to be played (e.g. rock, 50s etc)
  • * Fred Flintstone and car costume. Obviously dress as Fred with a pre-purchased costume. Create the sides and top of the car from cardboard or light wood. Ditto for the dash. Cover the side-wheels in grey plastic. Voila, Fred Flintstone driving his car.
  • * King or Queen and throne costume. Wrap back and rests with gold or silver paper. Attach garland, plastic jewels and the like to the cart. Dress up regally in velvet or velour. Buy a crown and scepter and even the costume at a costume store.
  • * Pumpkin Costume. Get a big orange leaf bag, cut a hole in the large end and put it over a wheelchair. Instant pumpkin!
  • * For someone on a respirator, you could be a deep sea diver. (Or someone with the bends, decompression sickness).
If you have more ideas or want to talk more about it, come and see the Halloween.com Forums costume section.

Some other great inspiration is shown below:

  • Photos of costumes from the Bridge School: from a fireman in a fire truck (the wheel chair) to an ice cream stand to a flower in a garden to Alladin on his magic carpet to a biker and babe! These are some wonderful costume ideas.
  • The MDA also has some pictures of more costume ideas.
  • And finally, there are more great ideas are on this page.
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