Target is helping make this Halloween even more inclusive by releasing adaptive costumes that are wheelchair- and sensory-friendly. And they're available for preorder now!

By Andrea Beck
July 19, 2019
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Target Adaptive Pirate Costume
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This year, Target is making it easier for all kids to find fun Halloween costumes in their Hyde and Eek! Boutique. In addition to cute turtle costumes for babiesspooky ghost and zombie costumes for kids, and a humorous sloth suit for adults, Target is also releasing four brand new adaptive costumes that embrace inclusivity. Two of the new costumes can even dress up wheelchairs, while the other two are specially designed to be sensory-friendly.

According to Target, the new costumes are a result of the positive response to the adaptive apparel included in the Cat & Jack clothing line and the sensory-friendly home products in the Pillowfort collection. “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,” said a spokesperson for Target in an email.

The new inclusive costumes include two options for kids who use wheelchairs. The first is a pirate costume set for $25 which includes a vest, eye patch, and hat, plus pants with wide leg openings that can be put on without taking shoes off. Sold separately from the outfit for $45, you’ll also be able to find a pirate ship wheelchair cover with a Jolly Roger flag and two decorative wheel covers that look like waves.

Target Adaptive Princess Costume
Courtesy of Target
| Credit: Courtesy of Target

Target’s other option is a bright pink princess dress and crown,$20, that has a wheelchair-friendly design and openings in the back to make dressing easier. You can even transform a wheelchair into a carriage fit for a princess with a purple and silver wheelchair cover that includes decorative wheel covers, $45. According to Target, both the pirate and princess wheelchair covers are designed to fit a variety of wheelchair sizes, and both are easy to attach with included hook-and-loop closures.

Target Adaptive Unicorn Costume
Target Adaptive Shark Costume
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Right: Credit: Courtesy of Target

Soon, you’ll also see sensory-friendly kids’ costumes on Target’s shelves. As part of their new adaptive costumes, Target designed two costumes that feature flat seams and no tags for trick-or-treaters who want to be super comfy on Halloween night. Kids can choose between a glittery unicorn or a bright blue shark ($30 each), and both costumes have extra details that are removable to help accommodate sensitivities (the hood, tail, and wings can be removed from the unicorn, while the hood and fins can be taken off the shark).

Though Halloween is still a few months away, it’s never too early to start planning costumes! Target’s new costumes are available now for preorder and will arrive at your door around August 22. In the meantime, you can start thinking about what costumes your trick-or-treaters will want to wear this season, now that there are more inclusive options than ever.