*This article was updated April 2018. Please see the latest news on this fantastic fashion brand and their new team-up!
Recently I read an article about this great fashion brand, Runway of Dreams, and I had to share this story with you.
Mindy Scheier is a mother of three children and a fashion designer. One of her sons has special needs wherein he has to wear braces on his legs to assist with his mobility. One day before school, her son asked if he could wear jeans to school just like his friends. “Of course!”, would be the answer, right? Well, the braces present a unique challenge. If he wears the jeans, then he won’t be able to go to the restroom unassisted. If he doesn’t wear jeans, then he feels left out, like any kid would. What is a mom to do? Well, she created Runway of Dreams.
Runway of Dreams is a line of adaptive clothing to keep kids and adults that are differently-abled, fashionable. Magnetic “buttons” hidden behind buttons allow people that would normally not be able to button a shirt unassisted, to button their own shirt. Openings in the back of a shirt or dress instead of having the garment be a pull-over. It is little details such as these that change the fashion landscape and make it accessable to all. What an amazing idea and what an amazing lady!
Please go to their website and watch the short documentary here and be inspired like I was. You can also find stores to shop for these great pieces should you need them or know someone that would benefit from them.
Update: Tommy Hilfiger has now introduced a complete new line of adaptive clothing for all ages!
The website features USA Paralympians. Take a look at the collection and shop it here.
I already knew about Tee Turtle, but I discovered recently that they have plus size ladies t-shirts! Not only that, but they have sales on their tees for $12! All good stuff. Take a look at their shirts here.
Here are three recent acquisitions from Tee Turtle that I got for twelve bucks a piece. I’m wearing a women’s relaxed fit in 2XL. I am a size 18/20 for reference.
First up is Star Lord:
I styled my t-shirt with my trusty cosplay Walkman and Star Lord jacket from Merchoid. Get the jacket here.
Next up is my Doctor Strange shirt:
I styled my t-shirt with a pencil skirt, belt and Eye of Agamotto necklace, all from Amazon.
Last up is my Marvel shirt:
I styled my shirt with a plaid skirt from Torrid and a bandana from Dollar Tree.
I love the variety of t-shirts that they offer. I obviously went straight for the Marvel selections, but check out their Halloween t-shirts, which are amazing!
Elhoffer Design has some great new items up for pre-sale. With Elhoffer Design, the overall amount of sizes ordered depends on the interest in the pre-sale, so if you want any of these items, then pounce!
Potter Inspired and Anglophile Items
First up are the Loony and Serpent Slayer cardis:
Both cardis are a vintage-style silhouette, which are universally flattering. Elhoffer Design also carries all of their items size inclusive, up to 3XL. The sizes are women’s and not junior’s sizing as well, so a 3XL is a true 3XL. I should know, that is the size I wear in her clothes. I wear a size 18/20 for reference.
Elhoffer also has a dolman sweater inspired by Fantastic Beasts and a very cute Union Jack cardi.
Star Wars Inspired Items
Next up are some Star Wars inspired items:
The Scavenger Vest has attached arm warmers and is super-soft. The General cape comes in two colors, brown and grey, and is one size fits all. Both items are great for casual cosplay or bounding.
All items are available at special pre-order prices now at elhofferdesign.com. Make sure you order them now before the prices go up and to make sure you get the size you want.
Until next time…
Love, Kim and Scout
*All photos: elhofferdesign.com
** I am the Administrations Manager for elhofferdesign.com
Elhoffer Design, destination for all the great nerd-inspired and bounding wear, has two new cardigans we just have to tell you about.
The first is the Patriotic Cardigan, which is available for pre-order now.
As always, it is the attention to detail that makes Elhoffer Design pieces so great. The little star buttons are the cutest! This cardi can be worn with your Captain America, Wonder Woman or 4th of July wear. Get your own here.
The other new cardi that we love is the Serpent Slayer cardi, which reminds us of one of our favorite Gryffindors, Neville. The hood is detachable, which makes it super versatile.
I’ve seen this sweater in person, and let me tell you, it is SO SOFT! You can also always count on Elhoffer Design to bring you pieces that are size inclusive, truly plus size, and with lots of comfy stretch. Get yours here.