How one amputee is turning his ‘lemons’ into fantastic Halloween costumes


Paralympian and motivational speaker Josh Sundquist was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer as a boy which required that his left leg be amputated. For the past few years, Josh has gone above and beyond to make super creative Halloween costumes that showcase, rather than hide, the fact that he is missing a limb. In the past, he’s been a partially-consumed gingerbread man, the leg lamp from A Christmas Story, and a gravity-defying flamingo.

What’s he got in store for Halloween 2014? He won’t tell just yet but, from the sounds of it, it’s going to be a doozy. A fan of his suggested the costume idea to him at VidCon and now he’s raising funds on Indiegogo to make it happen.

Check out his video:

He says:

I don’t want to give too much away, but it is a very appropriate costume for this year and this stage of my life. It tells the continuation of my story in a visual way. And similar the flamingo costume, it will have a sort of visual illusion to it. It will look impossible, and you’ll be compelled to stare at it for a long time before you laugh out loud. But I will NOT be doing anything with Photoshop. It’s going to be a 100% real photograph, which is why it is becoming kind of expensive to build.

UPDATE [10/28/14]: Josh has unveiled his 2014 Halloween costume, a foosball player! Inspired.