by Shaun Heasley | September 15, 2020
With Halloween fast approaching, some major retailers are dramatically expanding the costume choices for kids and adults with disabilities.
Target and Disney are introducing a slew of new costumes with special accessibility features such as open backs to make dressing easier, hidden openings for abdominal access and wheelchair-friendly fits.
Target is doubling its collection of adaptive costumes — which were first released last year — with more choices and by including offerings in adult sizes in addition to children’s.
“Whether you’re simply getting dressed every day or dressing up for special moments like Halloween, everyone deserves to feel included and celebrated,” said Julie Guggemos, Target’s senior vice president and chief design officer. “And at Target, we know that great, inclusive design makes all the difference.”
Target’s adaptive costumes range from $20 to $35 and are available on the retailer’s website.
Meanwhile, Disney is entering the adaptive costume space for the first time, bringing favorites like Cinderella and Buzz Lightyear to a wider audience.
The Disney collection includes three adaptive costumes for kids and two wheelchair coverings, which are available online for $39.99 each.