This story is going to put a HUGE smile on your face. Trust me on this one.
It’s heartbreaking to see kids with disabilities on Halloween who can’t participate in the fun. Obviously, it’s hard to see that on any occasion, but Halloween is supposed to be a great time for everyone, especially kids.
But the reality is that some kids don’t get to enjoy Halloween and a lot of other things because of disabilities. The good news is that Target has started adding wheelchair-adaptive costumes to their Hyde and Eek! Boutique collection. How cool are these?!?!
The costumes feature clothes for the kids and decorations for a wheelchair to complete the outfit – together, the costumes allow kids to partake in the festivities for the entire evening of trick or treating without having to deal with homemade anything.
A Target spokesperson said,
“Based on the response to our Cat & Jack adaptive apparel and Pillowfort sensory-friendly home items, we know that design details can have a huge impact. We’re now bringing that spirit of inclusivity to our new Hyde and Eek! Boutique kids’ adaptive Halloween costumes, which we hope will bring more ease and joy to our guests’ everyday lives.”
The princess costume costs $20 and the carriage runs $45. For the pirate ship get-up, it’s $25 for the costume and $45 for the ship. Honestly, it’s a huge step toward inclusivity for kids, and people online are very happy about it.
Target also sells Halloween costumes for kids with sensory issues. Their shark and unicorn costumes have flat seams and no tags in order to make the kids feel more comfortable.
The costumes will hit the shelves on August 22, or you can preorder them from the store’s website. Good work, Target!