Ryan Weimer may just win the award for most dedicated father after making his young son's cosplay dream come true. Weimer's son, Keaton, needs a wheelchair to get around, and back in 2008 he decided to make one heck of a Halloween costume. Weimer made his son a pirate ship to go around his wheelchair, while his son dressed up as a pirate inside the ship. The finished product was pretty amazing:
After receiving some publicity for Keaton's costume in 2008, and again in 2014 with Keaton's How To Train Your Dragon-themed costume, Weimer then decided to create the nonprofit organization Magic Wheelchair. Magic Wheelchair helps turns wheelchair in amazing costumes for trick 'r treaters who need them to get around. Weimer and his wife Lana have five children, three of which require the use of wheelchairs due to being born with a form of Muscular Dystrophy, and each Halloween he endeavors to make them bigger and better costumes to go around their chairs.
Recently Magic Wheelchair used Kickstarter to raised enough funds to create costumes for five kids, and they have managed to do so, raising over $25,000! The five kids who will receive the costumes from Magic Wheelchair were picked from videos that the children and their parents submitted, explaining what they wanted to be for Halloween, and why.
After reach their goal this year, I have no doubt that Magic Wheelchair will be back with many more wheelchair creations in the future. I can't wait to see what costumes Ryan Weimer makes next!
Source: Fashionably Geek