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Vanellope Von Schweetz Racer Costume

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Vanellope Von Schweetz Racer Costume

Vanellope Von Schweetz Racer Costume

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Costume type:  Costumes for Girls
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes, Wheelchair Costumes

This homemade costume for girls entered our 2016 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Vanessa, the 'Vanellope Von Schweetz Racer' costume creator:

My 3 year old daughter, Abby, is wearing the costume. Abby uses a wheelchair/adaptive stroller to get around and it tends to attract not so great attention to us both on a daily. When I started thinking of what she should be for Halloween I thought it'd be wonderful to have her wheelchair be a part of the costume, to have it be something that the word saw as an amazingly beautiful addition to my amazingly beautiful daughter. I wanted Abby to feel great about herself to enjoy a day where no one said "poor baby" but instead "that's amazing!" And "you're so cool!". I began searching for ideas and one night watching wreck it Ralph it hit me, Vanellope, one of the main characters of the movie was perfect. She was shunned for being different and then it turns out she's the princess ... BUT she still has her perfect imperfections. Vanellope shows that you don't have to be perfect or "normal" to be a princess/star. I made the entire car out of 1inch thick foam boards from Home Depot and cardboard for the curved parts (ei: hood, wheel covers). To get the texture I used spray foam, puffy paint, rubber spray, and craft glue. The entire thing was painted with spray paint (glossy only) the stars and "sprinkles are foam stickers from "Michael's". The entire thing was built to be taken off the wheelchair easily by cutting 4 zip ties that held it onto the wheelchair. When people saw us walking down the street you could hear the gasps and the "oh my goodness look how amazing". Kids ran over to her wanting to play, which is so incredibly rare since they're usually turned away by the wheelchair. Parents stopped to chat with me about typical things and they not once said "I'm so sorry". This costume has been the thing to make my year and my daughters we had so much fun and it was an absolute hit.

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#1 comment by Dee November 2, 2016

Beautiful costume! Abby is so fortunate to have a mom who invests so much into her participation of a "typical" life.
There is no greater disability in society, than the inability to see a person as more!" Robert Hensel

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