Beetlejuice in the Waiting Room Costume
Every year, Anthony Alfano’s parents, Tony and Deanna, make an epic Halloween costume for Anthony and his wheelchair. They’ve been making him costumes since he was born. Over the years, Anthony has been Beetlejuice, Zoltar, Mini-Me, the Wheel of Fortune wheel, a Lincoln Memorial snow globe, and a Chicago Blackhawks goalie.
One of his costumes, the Wheel of Fortune, even got him invited onto the show itself. “We got to go and see and meet Pat and Vanna and watch two live tapings, and Anthony was ecstatic,” said his mom, Deanna. His father Tony described it as “the best feeling ever,” comparing it to “watching your kid hit a home run in a baseball game.”
Anthony often misses out on doing things that many other kids do, like kicking a ball around outside or using playground equipment, because he has cerebral palsy. Anthony’s mom told ABC News “He has like a stigma for having special needs. So this is a way that they look at him and they see this, like, bright, happy kid and it makes them feel good; in return puts a smile on his face when he gets all the attention.”
My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Costume
This My Little Pony Rainbow Dash costume was made by nonprofit, Magic Wheelchair, for a girl named Dahlia. They made this magnificent rig using foam insulation board, wood putty, balloons, papier-mâché, spray insulation, plastic pipes, spray paint, a multicolored wig, and a whole lot of glitter. See how it was made here: youtu.be/V35We8HTKfc
Mario & Luigi Costume
Cassie McLelland has two sons with amazing personalities. Pictured above is Caleb dressed as Mario and Benjamin dressed as Luigi. Cassie makes them costumes every year.
When people pay attention and ask questions about Caleb’s unique Halloween costumes that incorporate his wheelchair, Cassie tries to use each interaction as an opportunity to spread awareness about spina bifida, a condition that Caleb was born with. “October is spina bifida awareness month, so his costumes have proven to be a great way to shine a light on spina bifida in a fun and creative way,” Cassie told the Today show.
Doctor Who Costume
Atticus “Atti” Edmonds has one cool mom. Writing her craft blog under the pseudonym, Reese Dixon, Tresa Edmunds, made Atti into Doctor Who for Halloween of 2011 and the costume has been an internet hit ever since. She initially thought it’d be easy to find an adorable tweed jacket for her little boy, but she was proven wrong. So, she took a larger tweed jacket and made it the right size. Since his days as the Doc, Atti has become an internet sensation again with his love for skateboarding.
With the help of police officer and costume designer, Cory Hunt, little Zoe got to be Super Girl for Comic-Con a couple of years ago. Her biggest request is that she got to wear a cape, and she got so much more.
Cory and his team worked tirelessly over the space of 3 weeks, in over 100-degree weather to get the costume ready in time for Zoe to make her debut.
After finding out about the Halloween costume, the company who made Zoe’s wheelchair, Ki Mobility, donated an ergonomic handle so that her parents easily maneuver her wheelchair even with the additions.