Technology is fascinating. And I know you can find pretty much anything on the Internet, but the fact that this dad found the directions to create what he did is pretty darn amazing.
Often, parents of children with special needs struggle to find Halloween costumes that will accommodate medical equipment or provide a proper fit. And figuring out how to make one? Yikes.
There's good news; shopDisney has added new ensembles to their already impressive line of adaptive play costumes. And from 8/30 - 9/26, there's a 20% off sale for all costume and costume accessory orders of $75+ with code Spooky.
When looking for the right costume, kids with unique needs have a lot of extra factors to consider: wheelchair wheels get tangled up in too-long material, feeding tubes could get twisted the wrong way, and children with sensory processing disorders struggle with the wrong kind of fabric, seams, or tags. There are a lot of different obstacles that can come between a kid and the ability to wear the costume of their choice, which is why it's so awesome that more and more companies are recognizing the need for inclusive creations that make it easy for everyone to enjoy the magic of make-believe.
Created with inclusivity in mind, the adaptive line is designed to discreetly accommodate tubes or wires from the front or the back, with lots of stretch, extra length and roomier cut, and self-stick fabric closures to make getting dressed hassle-free. The online shop provides details on sizing and breaks down the magical elements of each outfit and accessory, taking the guesswork out of selecting the perfect costume for the whole family.
Your child will be able to defeat Emperor Zurg in comfort with the Buzz Lightyear costume featuring a discreet flap opening at the front for easy tube access, with self-stick fabric closure. There is also an opening at the rear for wheelchair-friendly wear, and longer-length inseams to accommodate seated guests. To infinity and beyond!
An added bonus: many of the costumes offer a coordinating wheelchair cover set to add a major boost of fun. Kids can give their ride a total makeover—all covers are made to fit standard size chairs with 24" wheels—to transform it into anything from The Mandalorian's Razor Crest ship to Cinderella's Coach. Some options even come equipped with sounds and lights!
From babies to adults and adaptive to the group, shopDisney's expansive variety of Halloween costumes and accessories are inclusive of all.
Don't forget about your furry companions! Everyone loves to see a costumed pet trotting around, regardless of the occasion. You can literally dress your four-legged friend to look like Sven from Frozen, which might not sound like something you need in your life but...you totally do. CUTENESS OVERLOAD.
This year has been tough for everyone, so when a child gets that look of unfettered joy that comes from finally getting to wear the costume of their dreams, it's extra rewarding. Don't wait until the last minute to start looking for the right ensemble!
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No stranger to being an advocate for treating people with kindness, gentleman heartthrob Harry Styles gave some straightforward dating advice mid-concert that left female fans feeling empowered.
During his Love On Tour stop in Detroit, Styles found a fan holding a sign that read, "Should I text him?" which received boos among the crowd. However, in typical Harry fashion, his reply was simply, "is he nice to you?"
You can watch the full video here:
“should i text him?” TRASH TRASH TRASH!! @Harry_Styles https://t.co/B2cvfzzAKW— 𝚡𝚘𝚡𝚘, 𝚊𝚕𝚣. ♡︎ (@𝚡𝚘𝚡𝚘, 𝚊𝚕𝚣. ♡︎)1632370280.0
He concluded with, "My personal opinion is that if there's any sort of games, trash, trash, trash, not for you," a piece of advice that resulted in raucous applause and a flood of tweets from fans.
This is more than your run-of-the-mill fan-girling. There's plenty of evidence out there that shows Harry Styles has been a champion for feminism in a way that few men have succeeded. And that goes far beyond his fashion choices.
Take for instance in 2014 when he joined the #HeForShe movement in supporting gender equality.
I'm supporting @UN_Women and @EmWatson in #HeForShe As should you.. http://t.co/RYtM4SKkqN— Harry Styles. (@Harry Styles.)1411659942.0
Or in 2017, when he wore T-shirt that bearing the slogan "Women are smarter."
Harry wore a Vintage 'Women are smarter' t-shirt by IAS.
The 'Women are smarter' campaign was inspired by the Women's March in Washington January 21st. A portion of all proceeds are donated to local Planned Parenthoods.https://t.co/L4VuYQGBSa pic.twitter.com/S0rA7Yq0VE
— HSD (@hsdaily) October 16, 2019
Or my personal favorite, in 2017 when Harry had his Rolling Stones interview, and was quick to defend his fanbase.
"Young girls like the Beatles. You gonna tell me they're not serious? How can you say young girls don't get it? They're our future. Our future doctors, lawyers, mothers, presidents, they kind of keep the world going. Teenage-girl fans—they don't lie. If they like you, they're there. They don't act 'too cool.' They like you, and they tell you. Which is sick."
It's no wonder why some dub him the "Feminist Prince." And with his special brand of sincerity and charm that encourages women to step into their own power...long may he reign.