Disney has further expanded its adaptive costume line this year, adding to its already popular offerings for a total of 8 costumes and 5 wheelchair covers.
People reports that new this year are adaptive costumes of Jasmine from Aladdin and Woody from Toy Story, as well as a Buzz Lightyear wheelchair cover set.
The adaptive costume line, which debuted in 2020, also includes costumes that allow kids (or adults) to dress as the characters Black Panther, Buzz Lightyear, Cinderella, Elsa, the Mandalorian, and Mr. Incredible. The Black Panther costume even lights up.
To accommodate those with special needs, these costumes are made of stretchy fabric with “self-stick fabric closures” for ease of use, open in the back, and feature a discreet flap opening at the center front for easy tube access as well as bottoms with longer inseams to accommodate seated costume wearers.
For wheelchair users, in addition to the Buzz Lightyear wheelchair cover set that looks like Buzz’s spaceship, Disney offers wheelchair covers that look like a spaceship from The Mandalorian, the magic carpet from Aladdin, the Incredimobile, and Cinderella’s coach.
According to a press release, the wheelchair cover sets fit most standard wheelchairs with 24-inch wheels and come with supportive plastic piping pieces for added stability and long self-stick fabric strips to help keep the pieces in place. It is advised that the wheelchair be operated by a helper when the cover set is attached.
Costumes and wheelchair covers from Disney’s adaptive costume line sell for $49.99 each at the shopDisney website.