In partnership with our friends at Magic Wheelchair, a team of Decatur Makers with help from REARLab at Georgia Tech built two 8′ long rolling costumes requested by two cool kids, Armani and Chase, which were powered by their wheelchairs and complete with with working lights and sounds.
Magic Wheelchair is a nonprofit organization that builds epic costumes for kiddos in wheelchairs — at no cost to families. Their vision is to put a smile on the face of every child in a wheelchair by transforming their wheelchairs into awesomeness created by our hands and their imaginations.
Our first costume reveal was at Walker Stalker Con on Saturday, Oct 27, for a kiddo who wanted to be a zombie in the Tranzit bus from the Call of Duty Black Ops II video game for Halloween. He even got a visit from Austin Amelio from the Walking Dead. Armani’s smile says it all!
The second costume reveal was at Maker Faire Atlanta on Sunday, Oct 28, for a kiddo who wanted to be Bruno Mars in the Uptown Funk video. He rocked it!
Thanks to all our volunteers (over 15 of us touched these projects over a three week period) who spent so much time and shared their expertise to make this happen; Such an incredibly creative community!
Magic Wheelchair is also collecting donations to help pay for the builds. If you’re interested in making a gift, please click here
and put “For the awesome builds by Decatur Makers for Armani and Chase!” in the Comments section. Thank you!