One of the options offers children in wheelchairs the chance to transform it into a purple princess carriage, while the other covering sees wheelchairs of all sizes turned into a pirate ship, complete with its own pirate flag.
The $45 coverings are easily attachable using “the hook-and-loop closures for a secure fit,” according to Target’s website.
According to the store, the costumes feature openings in the back for “ease of dressing”.
The plush costumes include “flat seams and no tags for an ultra-comfy feel,” according to the descriptions.
On the shark costume, which retails for $25 for toddlers and $30 for older children, hood and fins are “removable to accommodate sensitivities”, while the unicorn costume, available for the same prices, features a detachable hood, tail and wings.
On social media, people are praising the retail giant for the step towards inclusivity.
“I always look forward to Target Halloween stuff but was really happy to see that this year they stock wheelchair accessible costumes,” one person wrote on Twitter. “Everyone should be able to enjoy Halloween.”
Another person tweeted: “Once again leading the charge in authentic inclusivity, Target is launching specially designed Halloween costumes for disabled kids: adaptive clothing and wheelchair accessories to match!”
The inclusive costumes come two years after Target released sensory-friendly clothing items for its popular children’s line Cat & Jack.
“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.”
You can preorder the costumes here.
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