Target Unveils Wheelchair-Adaptive Halloween Costumes for Kids

Target
Target

Every year around Halloween, pictures of epic homemade costumes that incorporate wheelchairs make the rounds on the web. For many children in wheelchairs and their families, going the do-it-yourself route is their only option if they want to go all out for the holiday. Target is changing that by adding costumes designed for young wheelchair users to its 2019 Halloween line, CNN reports.

The two new adaptive costumes are part of Target's Hyde and Eek! Boutique collection. The first includes a set of pirate ship chair covers to go with an existing pirate costume. The package comes with a swirling sea design for the wheels and a Jolly Roger flag for the back of the chair. The pirate outfit itself features an opening in the back and wide pant legs for easy dressing and undressing.

Pirate ship wheelchair covers.
Target

The second set of wheelchair accessories is designed to complement Target's princess costume. The covers can be attached to the sides of a wheelchair to turn it into a purple princess carriage. Like the pirate costume, the princess dress opens in the back. Both covers can be trimmed with scissors to fit any chair and secured with a simple hook-and-loop system.

The new wheelchair options are just the latest efforts from the brand to offer more accessible clothing choices to kids. Target already sells items without uncomfortable tags and seams to accommodate children who suffer from sensory overload. Costumes with these design features will also be included in the Hyde and Eek! Boutique line this Halloween season.

Each wheelchair cover set costs $45, and is sold separately from its matching costume. You can shop all accessible kids Halloween costumes at Target's online store.

[h/t CNN]

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Family Game Night Just Got a Lot Cozier With This Inflatable Twister Game

Hammacher Schlemmer & Company
Hammacher Schlemmer & Company

With the potential for strained muscles and painful tumbles on your living room floor, Twister doesn't have a reputation for being the most comfortable board game. This unofficial version of the activity should hopefully lead to less bruising. As PopSugar reports, Hammacher Schlemmer & Company has upgraded the classic Twister mat to become a giant, inflatable play-board.

The inflatable game has all the elements of the original Twister: There are red, green, yellow, and blue dots (16 of each color) lined up on a white surface and a spinning wheel that shows you which limb to place where.

Normally the board is a flat sheet, but this one resembles a super-sized blow-up mattress. It measures 15 feet long, 15 feet wide, and 15 inches tall. A 1-hp air blower is included, and you can keep it running as you play so you don't have to worry about the board deflating and throwing off your balance. The game, which is capable of supporting up to 1500 pounds, is the perfect outdoor party accessory.

Contorting your body in relative comfort will cost you: The inflatable game costs $2000—about 100 times the price of a regular Twister board. If you can't resist adding it to your game collection, you can order it from Hammacher Schlemmer's website.

[h/t PopSugar]

This Damn Fine Twin Peaks Box Set Is the Only One Fans Will Ever Need

Amazon
Amazon

Fans of David Lynch’s three-season drama Twin Peaks know there’s quite a lot to excavate. The series, which ran from 1990 to 1991 on ABC and returned for a one-season engagement on Showtime in 2017, has been a perpetual source of ambiguity, red herrings, and the downright inexplicable.

Now there’s a centralized hub of all things Peaks to dwell on. Twin Peaks: From Z to A is a Blu-ray box set containing all episodes of the original series; 1992’s feature film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me; 2017's Twin Peaks: The Return; an international version of the 1990 pilot with additional footage; as well as an abundance of new and archival material totaling 20 hours in length.

The box for the 'Twin Peaks: From Z to A' Blu-ray DVD set is pictured
Amazon

Inside the package, which is illustrated with the Douglas firs that are part of the show’s iconography, are mini-figures of Special Agent Dale Cooper and Laura Palmer, played in the show by Kyle MacLachlan and Sheryl Lee, respectively. The box acts as a diorama of sorts and opens to reveal the Red Room, a location where many of the show’s most surreal moments took place. A series of three-by-five index cards provide backdrops of key scenes. The only thing the set doesn’t have is Lynch’s hand-drawn map of the show’s Washington location, but you can find that here.

The set is limited to 25,000 copies. It retails for $139.99 on Amazon and is due for release on December 10.

[h/t Newsweek]

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