EIGHT-YEAR-OLD Jeremy Miller has given us total costume goals, all thanks to his dad Ryan.
Jeremy has spina bifida, meaning that he uses a wheelchair, and every year Ryan goes above and beyond to build him the coolest Halloween costume.
This year, Jeremy looks like he’s straight out of Ghostbusters as his wheelchair was transformed into Ecto-1 from the movies.
The main reason that Ryan goes to all this effort will really warm your heart.
Ryan says: “Jeremy does use a wheelchair and that means at school and with friends he can get left behind. Especially when he was younger we wanted to make sure he was able to be included.
“So this was a way for us to make him the centre of attention and help him to shine. We love the smile that it brings to his face and he really gets into character when he is in the costumes.”
We have no doubts that Jeremy is the envy of the neighbourhood with his incredible costumes. It all started when Jeremy was two and used a walker.
As he was dressing up as Batman for Halloween, Ryan decided to make a Batmobile to go around it.
The outfit was such a huge hit at their church’s Halloween event that next year when Jeremy went as Darth Vader, Ryan transformed his wheelchair into a Tie Fighter.
“From there every year we wanted to surprise people with what we were going to do and how we were going to make his costume bigger and better,” Ryan says.
Each year the costumes have certainly got increasingly impressive – there has been a pirate ship, an amazing light-up carriage for Mickey Mouse, Captain America’s motorbike and a Snowspeeder from the Empire Strikes Back.
Making Jeremy’s Halloween as awesome as possible isn’t the only reason Ryan goes to so much effort every year.
He says: “We’ve also come to love the smiles that it brings to others’ faces, and with this latest costume we were able to share it with some of the patients at Rady Children’s Hospital where Jeremy goes for his checkups.”
While the costumes are a lot of fun, as you can imagine it’s also a lot of work for Jeremy and his wife Beth. He says that the early costumes usually took a couple of hours the day before, but in recent years it’s taken two or three weeks working nights and weekends.
This year’s creation took a solid month and a half of work – tough, but definitely worth it.
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