One-Legged Guy Nails His Halloween Costume, And We Can’t Stop Laughing.
Cancer may have taken Josh Sundquist's leg away but it certainly didn't take away his love for Halloween. Now let's face it. There aren't too many one-legged costumes floating around in Party City or on Amazon.com. But that didn't kill Sunquist's buzz in the least. The creative genius turned a disadvantage into an advantage by coming up with some awesome costumes that make light of an otherwise tough life as an amputee. In the process he proved that if he can have an abundant Halloween spirit, anyone can. Take a look at the incredible costumes he came up with that show he certainly has a leg up the situation.
Sundquist had to find a costume that would incorprate his uniqueness. So he came up with a delicious solution.
In 2010, he turned himself into the Gingerbread man from "Shrek" which naturally had one leg missing because it had been bitten off.
For Sundquist, life with only one leg can be a drag sometimes.
Especially when he and his wife, Ashley got inspired by the one legged lamp from the classic film, "The Christmas Story."
Sundquist taught us that being an amputee can improve your ability to do handstands as an exotic bird.
So in 2013, he came up with the idea of dressing up as a flamingo after visiting the zoo. In the end, his butt became the creature's head, his one foot was its head and then he used crutches to make the legs.
If there's one thing you can say about him is that he's creative.
It's a far cry from the little boy who lost his leg at the age of 9, but was later diagnosed cancer-free by the time he was 13.
He's not shy on social media and he always welcomes requests and suggestions from his followers.
In 2014, he asked YouTubers to suggest ideas for a Halloween costume, and they came up with a table soccer player, which he was more than happy to try to make. Besides, he does play soccer in real life too. He's even a part of the U.S. Amputee Soccer Team.
Does something seem a little off to you about this IHOP Restaurant sign?
It should. It's not really a sign at all. It's Sundquist in a really convincing costume. Before anyone else could make the joke on social media, he beat them to the punch and said he chose this because IHOP sounds like "I Hop."
Losing his leg had initially made him feel very awkward.
So he fought that socially odd sensation with his costumes in order to feel better about himself and have a little fun in the process too.
He's certainly come a long way, and now he's an inspiration to others.
Sundquist began ski-racing at 16 and eventually grew up to become a part of the U.S. Paralympic Ski Team. He's also working wonders as a motivational speaker to show others like him that there is life after amputation.
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