Halloween Costume Ideas for Children with Cerebral Palsy

| October 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

For children with cerebral palsy, finding a Halloween costume can be difficult (especially for those who are confined to wheelchairs). Below, I’ve listed a few possibilities that may be beneficial to parents with disabled children. If you have other ideas, please leave a comment below the article!

  1. Han Solo Costume for Child with Cerebral PalsyHan Solo from Star Wars - A little creativity on the part of one parent made this costume a real winner. The main part of the Millennium Falcon costume is constructed of simple materials including corrugated plastic, random hardware pieces, and a button that plays audio of Han Solo quotes.

  2. Toothless Costume for Children with Cerebral PalsyToothless the Dragon - One family’s dedication to building their son the best costume on the block is inspiring others across the nation to create these unforgettable Halloween costumes for kids who use wheelchairs.

  3. Cinderella Costume for Kids with Cerebral PalsyCinderella - Three senior entrepreneurship students from Quinnipiac University granted the wish of a five-year-old child by transforming her wheelchair into a coach. The materials they used were cardboard, fabric, and several dozen lights.

  4. Santa Costume for Kids with Cerebral PalsySanta’s sleigh - With the help of two of her brothers (and the University of Michigan) a young girl with cerebral palsy was able to fulfill her dream of trick or treating in a Santa costume, complete with sleigh and reindeer.

  5. Biker Costume for Children with Cerebral PalsyBiker Costume - Students and the grandmother of a seven year old at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Saskatoon, Canada built an attachment that converted the child’s wheelchair into a motorcycle.

  6. Scooby-Doo Costume for Kids with Cerebral PalsyScooby-Doo Mystery Machine - The father of a four-year-old in British Columbia, Canada built Scooby-Doo’s Mystery Machine for his child. He used a child-sized wagon to complete the project (which consisted of many late night hours).

  7. UP Movie Costume for Kids with CPCarl from the movie “Up” - Last year, one father created a replica of the balloon-topped airborne house from the movie Up.

The costumes listed above were just the ones that I thought were unique (and awesome), but these are many additional sources for costume ideas. For example, the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy shows pictures of some costumes created for children with cerebral palsy on its Facebook page. United Cerebral Palsy has some great ideas for costumes on their Facebook page, and there’s even a Pinterest album FULL of special needs Halloween costumes.


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