Tom Hardy wanted to help his son Tommy, a special needs 13-year-old, turn his wheelchair into the coolest Halloween costume ever and after the latest season of Game of Thrones, the father-son duo agreed that Viserion, Daenerys’ former dragon who now belongs to the Night King, was the perfect option. But Tom didn’t just paint a couple of pieces of cardboard blue and then tape them to the side of Tommy’s wheelchair. Tom went all out to transform his son’s wheelchair into an extremely badass dragon. Tommy’s dragon is so realistic that its wings can flap and its eyes can even light up. Hopefully, Tom didn’t give it fire-breathing abilities.
For the past six years, Tom has done everything he can to help his son have the best Halloween costume possible, which includes a Star Wars X-Wing fighter or the Red Baron from Peanuts. To make sure each year’s elaborate costume is better than the last, Tom has enlisted some help from family and friends but, for the most part, it has been nothing but Tom’s hard work (he worked on this year’s costume for almost 50 hours) and ingenuity.
According to Tom, his son loves the big costumes they make every Halloween, as it has made Tommy somewhat of a celebrity in his Massachusetts neighborhood. Other kids or even parents will approach Tommy complimenting him on his costume or asking to take a photo with him. Tommy has cerebral palsy, autism, and epilepsy, leaving him unable to walk or even speak. Some may wonder why someone would put so much time and effort into a costume their child will only wear for one night but for Tom, getting to see the joy on his son’s face as he shows off his unbelievable costumes every year makes it all worth it.