Manage episode 244521457 series 1946597
We met up with Dani and David at a local gastro pub, Country Fare to discuss their latest epic costume design for Magic Wheelchairs. Together they are working on a Halloween themed build that will be revealed at Comic Con For Kids.
"Magic Wheelchair is a nonprofit organization that builds epic costumes for kiddos in wheelchairs — at no cost to families. Their mission is to bring communities together to create unforgettable moments for children around the world by transforming their wheelchairs into magic. To be eligible for a Magic Wheelchair costume, a kiddo must be between the ages of 5 and 17 and primarily use a wheelchair for mobility."
There are teams from all over the world donating their time to create unforgettable costumes for wheelchairs. Each team is given a budget of $1500 for their build and team sizes range from just a couple of people to large college groups. Intially, Teams meet with the kids to discuss ideas and themes but nothing is revealed until the costume is complete. Additional materials can be donated and as you can see on their website, some builds are incredibly detailed and elaborate.
Magic Wheelchair operates on donations and volunteers only. If you are interested in becoming involved please check out the links below.