Disney Expands Costume Options For Children With Disabilities
Just in time for Halloween, Disney is adding to its lineup of costumes customized to meet the needs of kids with various disabilities.
The company said it is now offering eight adaptive costumes and five wheelchair covers, allowing children to dress as iconic characters like Jasmine from “Aladdin,” Woody or Buzz Lightyear from “Toy Story,” Elsa from “Frozen 2,” Black Panther and more.
The adaptive costumes feature stretch fabric that opens in the back to make them easier to get on and off as well as longer inseams for wheelchair-friendly wear and flap openings on the front to allow for tube access. Wheelchair covers are designed to fit standard 24-inch wheels.
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Disney first introduced its line of adaptive costumes in 2020. Naveen Seshadri, executive vice president of global retail at Disney, said that the success of the products has prompted the company to produce more.
“Disney’s adaptive roleplay line has been really well received by the community and popular among both children and adults,” Seshadri said. “As we expand the adaptive roleplay collection, we are able to connect our iconic franchises with fans and families with thoughtful design that meets the needs of more of our guests and allows everyone to take part in their favorite stories.”
Disney’s adaptive costumes and wheelchair covers are available on its website for $49.99 each.
In addition to Disney, Target also offers a selection of adaptive costumes for kids.
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