Josh Sundquist lost a leg to cancer at 9, but that hasn’t stopped him from remaining a “Halloween enthusiast” (his words) as an adult and dressing up in clever costumes that make the most of — and celebrate — his missing limb.
This year’s costume, an excellently crafted IHOP sign, is his best yet.
For the past five years, Sundquist has posted pictures of himself in costumes only he can pull off: In 2014, he was a foosball player (’cause, duh, those little plastic guys have only a single leg for kicking!). In 2013, he was a pink flamingo … and his leg was the head. The year 2012 saw him as the leg lamp from A Christmas Story, which may be the most perfect one-legged costume of all time; and in 2010 he dressed as a gingerbread man with one leg bitten off. (Click through our slideshow to see ’em all!)
“Got something that makes you ‘different’? Instead of being self-conscious, embarrassed, or ashamed … find a way to celebrate it,” Sundquist writes on his website.
By the way, Sundquist does a lot more than just create amazing Halloween costumes. He’s a ski racer and soccer player and the only person in history to ever have been named to both the U.S. Paralympic Ski Team and the U.S. Amputee Soccer Team. He is also the best-selling author of the memoir Just Don’t Fall, a motivational speaker, and a YouTube star best known for his viral hit “The Amputee Rap.”
So what have you done today?
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