Parents build Millennium Falcon costume for 5-year-old son with cerebral palsy
Alright, you’ve seen the coveted Millennium Falcon in many avatars – here’s a Force struck husband and wife who’ve built their 5-year-old son with cerebral palsy a spaceship as Halloween costume. The awe-inspiring spaceship is built by Chantelle and Patrick Bailey for their son Sebastian. The Millennium Falcon with wooden foundation is made from corrugated plastic and it fits snugly around Sebastian’s walker.
Dressed as Han Solo aboard the Millennium Falcon, Sebastian (who cannot otherwise talk) with press of a yellow speech button on the spaceship can communicate with the outside world – using his brother eight year-old Holden’s programmed ‘trick or treat’ or Han Solo’s own iconic one-liners.
It took the husband and wife duo of Chantelle and Patrick Bailey over three weeks to construct the spaceship complete with blue lights in the rear and headlights in the front. The elaborate costume isn’t the couple’s first such costume for Halloween, they have previously built some, including a red phone booth some two years back.
Sebastian went trick or treating to their nearby church in this Millennium Flacon, dressed as Han Salo, while his brother was dressed as Luke Skywalker. His sister’s Eden, 9, and Ava, 3 dressed as bee and Spider-Man, while parents preferred R2-D2 and Chewbacca.