Halloween is that time of the year when various creative outfits tend to surface but Paralympian, Josh Sundquist takes it to a whole new level!
Josh, a Paralympic racer, lost his left leg at the tender age of nine due to life-threatening bone cancer, Ewing’s sarcoma.
The athlete never fails to look at the bright side of life. Instead of whining about his disability, Josh chooses to celebrate it by dressing up in wonderful Halloween costumes!
For instance, in 2012, Josh dressed up as the one-legged lamp from ‘A Christmas Story’. In 2015, he dressed as the sign for the IHOP restaurant. In the past, he was even Lumiere, the candle-holder from the ‘Beauty and the Beast.’
This year, Josh is back with a different kind of leg lamp costume – the iconic Pixar Lamp! (Check out the mind blowing image below)
As a young child, the Virginia native used to be embarrassed and ashamed growing up with a disability. In his personal blog, Josh speaks about his tough transition to self-acceptance.
“In high school, I wore a prosthesis all the time and didn’t want anyone to find out I was missing a leg. But now I’m more comfortable with who I am and what I look like, and I guess with these Halloween costumes you could even say that I celebrate what makes me different.”
Apart from making amazing Halloween costumes, Josh is also a published author and motivational speaker. To top it off, he has also performed his own comedy sketch titled “We Should Hang Out Sometimes” and graduated with a Masters in Communication.
Josh has definitely left an inspiring leg-acy!
Watch entertaining clips of Josh’s Halloween costumes over the years.
*Featured image sourced from Instagram/joshsundquist, Twitter/Josh Sundquist