Major retailers may finally be stepping up to make the commercial costume industry more inclusive with Target‘s new line of Halloween costumes for kids with disabilities.
The online descriptions say they were
“thoughtfully designed with openings in the back that lend ease of dressing.”
“an allover plush construction for a soft and cozy feel…”
“flat seams with no tags…”
“a hidden opening in the front pocket for convenient abdominal access”
Thiss latest product line appears to be the first time a major retailer offered options for those with disabilities and sensitivities.
These are long overdue. The fashion world also has a ways to go when it comes to promoting inclusivity.
SIDE NOTE: Kids (and Lady Gaga, it seems) wouldn’t get the reference but Bette Midler kind of invented the genre with her Delores DeLago mermaid in a wheelchair character. Why oh WHY didn’t they make That one!? Miss(ed) Opportunity.
(Photos, Target, screen grab; via HuffPo)