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 DIYed IHOP sign, is his best yet.
For the past five years, Sundquist has posted a pictures of himself in costumes only he can pull off: In 2014, he was a foosball player (’cause duh, those little plastic guys only have a single leg for kicking!). In 2013, he was a pink flamingo…and his leg was the head. 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 Web site.
By the way, Sundquist does a lot more than just craft amazing Halloween costumes. He’s a ski racer and soccer player, he only person in history to ever have been named to both the U.S. Paralympic Ski Team and the U.S. Amputee Soccer Team, 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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