PHOTOS: Amputee gets creative with Halloween costumes

Josh Sundquist flamingo
Amputee and Paralympic ski racer Josh Sundquist is dressing up as a flamingo this year.
Credit: Josh Sundquist

One leg? No problem.

Amputee, writer and motivational speaker Josh Sundquist isn’t going to let the lack of a left leg get in the way of Halloween fun. After all, this is the same man who lost his leg at the age of nine to cancer and later became a Paralympic skier.

The Paralympian outdid himself this year with his costume, and that’s pretty tough: He has dressed up before as a gingerbread man with an eaten leg and the Leg Lamp from “A Christmas Story.” Sundquist is dressing up this year as a flamingo with crutches as legs and his leg as the neck and beak. His pose in this photo is seriously impressive and Sundquist wears the pink well.

Sundquist posted the photo on his Facebook, and one of his amputee fans responded with his own Halloween costume: Joel Everts posted a photo of himself as a beach-goer whose leg was chomped off by a shark.

Facebook user Joel Everts posted a photo of his Halloween costume in response to Josh Sundquist's flamingo costume.  Credit: Joel Everts / Facebook
Facebook user Joel Everts posted a photo of his Halloween costume in response to Josh Sundquist’s flamingo costume.
Credit: Joel Everts / Facebook

This is one Halloween trend we can hop onto!



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