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don't let your broken bone stop your from trick-or-treating in style

Don’t Let Your Broken Bone Stop You From Trick-Or-Treating in Style

Broken bones can be a real bummer, but that shouldn’t keep you from trick or treating! 

CastCoverz! has plenty of options to help incorporate your cast or brace into your Halloween costume OR to be the Halloween statement on its own!

Working around a cast, boot, sling or crutches may seem daunting when trying to put together a costume, but we have tons of creative options at CastCoverz! to make your costume work!

Here are a few CastCoverz! products we think will help you feel better, heal better, and still be a part of Halloween festivities! 

Tubez! in Wicked Webs

Wearing a brace is scary enough! With Tubez! you can conceal your brace, picc-line or a tattoo in “Wicked Webs” (also available in Tubez! for Legs, Armz!, Bootz! and Legz!), and turn into a spider superhero for Halloween. Tubez! can also be worn as an undersleeve to prevent skin abrasions. Please measure carefully because each Tubez! is custom and can’t be returned due to incorrect sizing measurements or otherwise.

 

 

Bootz! in Dark Skulls

 

If you’re looking to be a skeleton for Halloween, this Bootz! cover in “Dark Skulls” is perfect for you! (Also available in Armz! and Legz!) Protect your boot, cover your toes and those stick-to-everything Velcro straps. Easy on/off design with no elastic, Velcro, buttons, or zippers!

 

 

Slingz! in Africa 

If you want to be a classic cheetah for Halloween, this is the perfect coverup for your sling to blend into your costume! Fashion meets function with this animal print Slingz! (also available in Armz!, Legz!, Bootz!, and Crutchwear). 

 

 

 

 

Crutchwear in Rainbow Tie Dye

If you’re going for a 70’s inspired hippie costume, we have this groovy Crutchwear to match your outfit (other groovy options from Armz!, Legz!, Slingz! and Bootz!). Optional convenient hands-free bag for keys, cell phone, wallet, water bottle, and all of your essential items NOW WITH Anchoring Loops to prevent items from spilling out or unequal weight distribution! 

 

 

Standard Print Crutch Wear in Moo

Don’t let your broken foot stop you from a cute costume! This year incorporate your Crutch Wear in “Moo” to be a farmer, cow, or cowgirl(boy) this Halloween! Using crutches can now be comfortable, convenient, and fashionable. The 4 piece cover set includes 2 hand grips and 2 crutch tops. Add our handy crutch bag to carry all your essentials, too! 

 

 

 

Legz! in Going Dotty

This Halloween you can match your ladybug costume to your broken bone. Adding this cute polka dotted Legz! In “Going Dotty” will give you some bright red ladybug legs! (Also available in Armz!, Bootz!, Tubez!, Crutchwear and Slingz!)

 

 

 

 

 

Armz! in Tie Dye Pink Purple

If you’re looking to be a mermaid for Halloween, we’ve got you covered! This Armz! in “Tie Dye Pink Purple” (also available in Legz! and Bootz!) is perfect to add to your costume. Your broken arm will blend right into your costume with your shiny tail!

 

 

 

 

If it’s raining (or snowing for those of you up north;) don’t forget your Slickerz! leg cast cover. Our closed-toe design and WEATHERproof fabric keep your leg cast, bandages, and toes clean and dry from rain, slush, and snow. A drawstring cord prevents the elements from going down your leg, too! If it’s your hand you need covered, we’ve got you covered with Mittz! 

 

CastCoverz! customers have gone above and beyond with their creative-cast-incorporating- costumes in the past. For more costume inspiration, read one of our most popular blog posts here

All of us at CastCoverz! wish you a fun and safe Halloween celebration!

Winter Safety Tips for Those on Crutches

Guest Post by Goodbye Crutches

There’s no worse time of the year to be nursing an injury than during the winter. It may be hard to get out on crutches during any other season, but during the winter it’s downright dangerous.

Here are 5 safety tips to help you navigate the winter months safely on one leg:

CastCoverZ! Color Crutches

CastCoverZ! Color Crutches

  1. Keep Your Crutches Well – Crutches are going to be dangerous no matter what, but in order to make sure they are as stable as possible, you will want them to be in the best possible working order. If the tips are even a tiny bit worn, get new ones. New tips will help prevent sliding on the snow and ice. The tips can grip the ground better and if they are worn, they could cause an accident. Make sure the crutches are adjusted to fit you perfectly so you can walk upright as comfortably and slowly as possible.
  2. Use Sand or Salt – Keep some sidewalk salt or sand in your car with you at all times. Whenever you have to get out somewhere that looks slippery, spread a little sand or salt right outside your car door so you can get your crutches and steady yourself as safely as possible. You will want to keep your driveway and sidewalk salted as well, but when you have no control over the street conditions, keep that salt and sand with you to do the best you can at keeping yourself safe.
  3. Check into Alternatives to Crutches – No matter how well you do on crutches,Goodbye Crutches they are still dangerous mobility devices in the winter. You might want to check into alternatives, like those offered by Goodbye Crutches. Goodbye Crutches has three great devices that can help you get around easier and with more safety. The Seated Scooter, for example, is a wheeled device that allows you to sit and scoot yourself from place to place, while keeping your bad leg elevated and out of the way. You will remain stable at all times in the seated position and you don’t have to worry about slipping at all. The Knee Scooter works much the same way, only you stand and place the knee of your bad leg on the padded area. You have handlebars to keep you stable and a basket to carry your keys and other items. The Hands Free Crutch is even a better option than crutches. This device attaches to your bad leg and allows you to walk much like normal, while retaining the use of your hands. Having your hands available to balance you is never a bad thing in the winter.
  4. Ask for Help – It’s hard to give up your independence for any reason, but when it comes to your safety, sometimes you have to do what you have to do. Ask friends and family members to run some of your errands for you so you don’t have to venture out into the cold, icy weather. When you do go out, have someone meet you at your car to help usher you inside safely. Having one injury is bad enough, you don’t want to add another to it.
  5. Think of Comfort – In order to advance your recovery, you need to think of your
    CastCoverZ! Sleeping Bagz!

    CastCoverZ! Sleeping Bagz!

    comfort, as well as your safety. Things like cold toes can not only be uncomfortable and irritating, but also dangerous in colder temperatures.  CastCoverZ! Sleeperz! for legs (arms, too) and Sleeping Bagz! are made from soft micro-fiber or fleece to keep your toes warm and cozy, while protecting your sheets from snags and cooties, too!  Be sure to check out their Bootz!, BootGuardz!, and BootGuardzXtreme!, for keeping your toes & leg warm and clean while wearing a walking boot out in the elements.  Think through other comfort levels and research what you can do to fix them during the winter months.

Safety must be a high priority for you while you recover. During the winter, it is an even bigger burden. Think ahead and use these tips to get yourself to the other side of the season safely, on one leg.

How to Survive the Holidays on One Foot

How to Survive Christmas on One FootChristmas is a magical time of the year…so much to see and do…so little time.  Add to that the fact that this year, you only have one foot on which to do it all and Christmas becomes a bit of a nightmare. How will you do it?  Here are a few tips to help you survive and even enjoy the holiday season despite your injury.

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