Fashion for the Differently Abled: How to make even the klunkiest of braces look good. As well as wheel chair and crutches decorations.
If you have EDS, you have been in a brace at least once in your life. And if you’re like me you’ve come up with all sorts of names for them; The Klunker, The Stupid Thing, and The Heavy One for example, if you’ve done this, you know you’ve had to wear a brace a few too many times. Well, if you’re one of these people, I have one tool that will change your life…. STICKERS!! When you’re thinking the brace is just too ugly, make it cute! Get personalized stickers, some bejeweled stickers, hearts, flower ones, teddy- bears. The best part is when you get bored of them you can just peel it off! Duct tape is another great tool. They have different colors of duct tape and all different patterns. I’m sure you can find one to spruce up your brace, tape up your crutches with, or even your wheelchair if necessary. In order to make sure the duct tape isn’t permanent fold over a small piece of the edge so you can peel it off easily.
Here are some of my favorite patterns of duct tape:
A lot of choices right?
Now I’ll talk about fashionable crutches, without just duct tape, they are possible by the way. Now the medical community does have some really cute crutch covers, I have cow colored ones. And now they even make colored crutches! Those one’s aren’t as comfortable because there isn’t as much padding on the arm but what price beauty?
These are just a few options. The first one is made to make the colored crutches more comfortable with more padding, the second one are the multi-colored crutches, and the third one are a bunch of different crutch covers!
Wheel chairs are easy to make fashionable too. Ribbons are always fun because you can tie them around the handles, you can get cute backpacks too that make a statement. Backpacks can be hung off of the handles, they can hold meds, money, drinks, snacks and still look good. Or you could always go Lady Gaga style and get a solid gold wheel chair. By the way, I want to know what you all think of that; tacky or awesome? Let me know.
Make the best out of a wheel chair. If you get a custom one you can choose the colors. There was a period when I was in a wheel chair all of the time because I was so sick, I’m not like that anymore actually I haven’t used it in a really long time except for recently because of a knee injury (klunker the sequel), but I got a custom chair that I made a sparkly black color. You can choose any color available for the specific chair. Let your personality shine!
Well that’s it for now, but I’ll have more fashion for the differently abled that isn’t just EDS directed. Trust me, I even have figured out a way to rock the purple POTs and RSD legs. I never need nail polish, that’s for sure. ☺
Lots of Love,
The Sick Chick
Posted on Wed, May 1, 2013
by David Garrison