Halloween is approaching, and with it, the question of costumes. If you’re new to limb loss, you may be tempted to skip out on the festivities this year – but there’s no need for that! Losing a limb (or two, or more) just means your costume options have changed. Read on for three great Halloween costumes for people with limb loss!
#1: The Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail
This is definitely the most versatile option on our list, given that the Black Knight goes through a series of limb losses during his fight scene. No matter how many limbs you’re missing, you can be the Black Knight – even as a quadruple amputee!
Buy or make a black helmet that covers your entire head (including your face!), fashion a suit of armor out of a black tunic and some leggings, add a red dragon on the front, and play up your missing limb with some red paint. Assure everyone around you that it’s “only a flesh wound,” and your costume is complete!
#2: The Leg Lamp from A Christmas Story
Even if you’ve never seen the movie, you’ve probably seen the leg lamp somewhere. This one will require the use of crutches or a cane, though, because you’ll have to leave your leg prosthesis at home!
You’ll need a fishnet stocking, a black high heel, and a lampshade with black fringe around the bottom edge. Rig the lampshade so that it stays around your thigh, and wear plain clothing up top so as not to distract from the genius of your costume! Bonus points for every time you refer to your leg lamp as “fra-GEE-lay.”
#3: Dr. Arliss Loveless from Wild Wild West
Here’s a unique option for wheelchair users, especially double leg amputees. According to villians.wikia.com, Dr. Loveless is “an evil genius who was once part of the Confederate army during the American Civil War and the founder and leader of the Loveless Alliance.” He’s a major villain who seeks to overthrow the United States government and divide it up among himself and his villain friends.
For this costume, think steampunk: top hat, round glasses (dark, preferably), black clothing, and a steam-powered wheelchair.
Embrace Your Possibilities with BioTech!
Here at BioTech, we know that losing a limb is challenging – but that doesn’t mean you should stop having fun! Take advantage of Halloween this year, and dress up like something you couldn’t have pulled off before your limb loss.