Dad Turns Son’s Wheelchair Into ‘Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1 for Halloween
Movies| | By Brian Delpozo
In an attempt to top himself this year, Miller looked to another franchise his son loves: Ghostbusters. “Jeremy’s seen all three shows (movies) and watches the cartoons on Netflix. He loves the music, he loves that it’s a comedy with some pretty cool gadgets and adventure,” Miller told Mashable.
Inspired, Miller began crafting a frame to turn Jeremy’s wheelchair into the Ecto-1, the titular characters’ vehicle from the film. According to Miller, the design is heavily detailed, including “working headlights, siren lights, tail lights and speakers for the Ghostbusters siren and theme music.” He continued, explaining that “The roof rack includes yellow canisters, green canisters, blue tubes, ladder, red probe, siren light, two speakers (one for the Ghostbusters siren and one for theme music), satellite dish and whatever the white & red canister is from the Ecto-1.”
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According to Miller, the Ecto-1 was the “most complicated and difficult build,” of any costume he’s ever made for Jeremy. However, in the end the resultant smiles made it worth the effort. “We’ve come to love the smiles we bring to kids and their parents as we’ve shared it. So we decided to share the costume with the kids at some of the local Children’s Hospitals.” Check out Miller’s Star Wars-themed costume from last year!
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