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Creative Dad Turns Daughter's Wheelchair Into Cinderella's Carriage

Even though stores like Target have launched inclusive costume lines for children, there are still some resourceful parents out there who decide to make their own inclusive costumes for their kids.

One dad's DIY costume for his daughter's wheelchair has gone viral after he managed to turn her into a true princess.

Josh Jaconelli's six-year-old daughter, Ava, uses a wheelchair.

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Ava suffers from seizures and vision problems as a result of Aicardi syndrome. The condition is caused by a genetic malformation.

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For Halloween, Josh decided to build his daughter a magical costume.

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He used plumbing pipe, tinsel, and fairy lights to make Cinderella's carriage come to life for Ava. The little girl completed her look with a beautiful blue dress.

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Josh shared the photos and video of the costume on Facebook where it quickly gained worldwide attention.

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"After a lot of work done on a costume we made our wee princess her carriage and she is away to school for Halloween, enjoy princess," Josh, who resides in Glasgow, Scotland, wrote in the post.

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Online, people fell in love with this amazing DIY costume crafted by a devoted dad.

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Josh's post has received 44,000 shares and over 2,000 comments, with many people praising this dad for his creativity.

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Josh's love for his daughter touched a lot of people's hearts.

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It just goes to show that parents will do whatever they can to go the extra mile for their children.

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Josh isn't the first parent to make a custom costume for their child, either.

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This costume was shared to Reddit recently. This Big Hero 6 costume was made by an amazing DIY mom.

"For those who haven't seen, every year she makes my son who has cerebral palsy a costume for his wheelchair. This year he is Hiro riding Baymax from the movie Big Hero 6," said Reddit user G3g3nsch3in in a post.

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Lat year, this little boy went as a conductor on The Polar Express.

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I can't wait to see what this creative family comes up with next year!

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It seems that companies are also starting to recognize the need for inclusive costumes for children.

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Target made headlines this year with their line of wheelchair-friendly costumes which came in two designs.

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The company's adaptive costumes also featured flat seams for children with sensory issues.

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A number of the costumes also had abdominal access pockets for children who use ostomy bags. It's great to see companies following these parents' leads and making costumes so every child can participate in Halloween or dress-up games.

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