This One-Legged Guy Should Win Every Halloween Costume Contest

Josh Sundquist is a motivational speaker, athlete, and all-around good guy. He also happens to have just one leg.


When he was just 9-years-old this amateur costume designer lost his leg to cancer. For a very long time, he was shy about his amputation but that all quickly changed.


As he became comfortable with his loss of a limb, he started to have fun with it.


He followed up that decision with another funny costume in 2012. This time he dressed as the lamp from A Christmas Story — a major award, of course.


His leg lamp costume went viral and he decided to make it a yearly tradition.

“It was obvious that people got a kick out of this on the Internet,” Sundquist said, so he decided it should be a yearly tradition.

In 2013, he dressed as a very impressive flamingo.


“I was just at the zoo one time and I noticed that flamingos look like me doing a crutch handstand,” he said.

In 2014, he played the part of a foosball player.


“A YouTube subscriber suggested it to me at VidCon,” he said. “I thought it was appropriate since last year I was also named to the US Amputee World Cup Team.”

He even dressed as an IHOP sign in 2015. WOW!


“It’s a classic amputee joke,” he said. “This year I decided to anthropomorphize it.”

This year is going to be special…

He will be going as Lumière from Beauty and the Beast.


“I’ve always dealt with the social discomfort of my disability by having a sense of humor,” Sundquist explains. “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. Which may be either weird or refreshing, depending on your perspective.”

Be sure to check out his annual work — it’s both thought-provoking and hilarious.