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Best Halloween costumes for people with a disability

Say hello to your adaptive Halloween inspiration!

What better time than Halloween to let your imagination run wild, create a costume that’s the perfect blend of creativity and humour – and then take to Instagram to show off your handy-work!

We’ve found a handful of Instagram users whose adapted creations are sure to spark some Halloween inspo this October 31. From a Batmobile wheelchair to a Gingerbread Man who looks good enough to eat, here are our favourite costumes for people with a disability.

E.T. phone home

 

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Embedded content description: Girl in a wheelchair in a red hoodie and jeans. An E.T. doll in a white sheet is sitting in a basket on her handlebars.

Our take: Instagram user nella_says looks ready to take flight in her E.T.-inspired Halloween costume. Steven Spielberg would be so proud!

To the Batmobile!

 

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Embedded content description: A woman in a Batgirl costume and a man in a Robin costume stand next to their son sitting in a Bat Mobile-converted wheelchair.

Our take: This is possibly the cutest family Halloween ensemble we’ve ever seen. On the post, Instagram user may_shannon__ quotes ‘The Dark Knight Rises’: “A hero can be anyone.”

Geni-us!

 

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Embedded content description: A man in a Genie costume stands in a gold lamp in his backyard.

Our take: Motivational speaker John Sundquist, who lost his left leg to cancer as a child, is known for his creative Halloween outfits. On his Genie costume reveal John joked: “Can your friends do this?”

Flamin’ brilliant!

 

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Embedded content description: A man in a pink leotard balancing on two pink poles and holding his foot in a flamingo mask in the air.

Our take: John Sundquist at it again! He writes, “I’d spotted an ostrich at the zoo and thought, ‘Hey that looks like me. If I was, you know, doing a handstand on my crutches’. A few minutes later, I walked by the flamingos and thought, ‘Even better’.”

Full speed ahead

 

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Embedded content description: A girl in a pink Kaftan is pushing a boy in a wheelchair that’s decorated as a Yellow Submarine.

Our take: Beatlemania alert! Instagram user samvvsvwm writes, “First outing of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely-Hearts Club Band and the yellow submarine!”

Choo-choo-choice costume

 

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Embedded content description: A boy in a train driver’s uniform, sitting in a wheelchair decorated as a blue train.

Our take: We were blown away by how talented the creator of this ‘The Little Engine that Could’ costume is. The little conductor looks very pleased with his ride!

Up, up and away!

 

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A post shared by Brittany Morse (@brittanymorse4) on

Embedded content description: A young boy in a brown jacket and bowtie dressed as Carl from ‘Up’.

Our take: Carl from ‘Up’ never looked so adorable! Instagram user brittanymorse4 writes, “Brantley is just over here making the absolute BEST out of having a disability and rocking his medical equipment with his awesome Halloween costume.”

Making a splash

 

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A post shared by Lucy 🐨 (@dietcokelife) on

Embedded content description: Three images of a woman in a wheelchair showing her pink mermaid costume and her sparkly makeup.

Our take: Instagram user dietcokeforlife looks stunning as a mermaid. She writes, “I finally achieved my dream of becoming a mermaid! Because on land, a mermaid would be wheelchair user too.”

The gumdrop buttons!

 

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Embedded content description: A woman dressed up as Gingerbread Man from ‘Shrek’. She’s holding a candy-cane-decorated walking stick and standing in front of a white fence.

Our take: The attention to detail in this Gingerbread Man from ‘Shrek’ costume is incredible. Instagram user amputay_ deserves extra Halloween lollies for her efforts!

OK dear readers, now over to you!

Top image: John Sundquist, Instagram