Tennessee Mother Uses Son's Walker to Create Disney-Inspired Costume

Angler Davis, who uses a walker, is dressed as Carl from Disney's "Up."

ByABC News
October 30, 2015, 1:05 PM
Angler Davis, who uses a walker, is dressed as Carl Fredricksen from Disney's "Up."
Angler Davis, who uses a walker, is dressed as Carl Fredricksen from Disney's "Up."
Ashley Davis

— -- The mother of a 2-year-old boy from Tennessee with developmental delays said nothing will hold him back from trick-or-treating this Halloween.

Angler Davis of Lynchburg will go door-to-door dressed as Carl Fredricksen from Disney's 2009 movie "Up." His walker will be decked out in multicolored balloons.

The toddler's mother, Ashley Davis, said although Angler has difficulty walking, she and her husband are working with him to be more mobile and independent.

"[Angler's] big thing is, 'I walk, I run.' I think it just makes him happy to be like the other kids," Davis said. "Our big thing is to not let him feel like he is different. We treat him like a typical two-year-old."

The fourth grade teacher said putting the costume together was not only empowering but also very practical.

"The only thing we had to buy was the balloons," Davis said. "Everything else we had at home."

Photos of Angler show him wearing a pair of khaki pants, glasses, a grey striped cardigan and a bow-tie from his first birthday, according to Davis.

Despite watching "Up" months ago with Angler, Davis told ABC News that she suspects her son is still not quite sure who he's emulating.

"I think he realizes that's the guy from 'Up,' but he doesn't realize that's who he's dressed up as," Davis said. "I'll show him and he'll just grin."

Davis said Angler attends physical therapy twice a week to build up his core strength.

"He's finally standing independently and the walker is hopefully a temporary thing," Davis said.

"I have dings and scratches all over my walls, but I don't care," Davis said. "I can paint over it."

After receiving positive feedback on Angler's costume, Davis said she is looking forward to being even more creative in 2016.

"This morning, I was like, 'Oh my gosh, what are we going to do next year 'cause nothing is going to top this," she said, noting that in the future she would love to help come up with costume ideas for children with physical disabilities.

"Try not to have limitations just because your kid as a walker or a wheelchair," Davis said. "Just research and try to find something that they love."