Ideas for creative costumes can come from the fact that you look especially like a character, an inside joke with friends, or the fact that you only have one leg.
Josh Sundquist is a motivational speaker and Paralympic athlete who had his left leg amputated when he was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer as a child. In 2010, Josh thought that he would give his friends a bit of a laugh and dressed as a partially-eaten Gingerbread Man for Halloween. A few years later, his then-girlfriend had the idea for him to dress up as the leg lamp from A Christmas Story. Ever since then, he has been using Halloween to come up with costumes that show you don’t have to let a disability limit your creativity.
Here are some of Josh’s costumes from past years.
This year, Josh dressed up as Genie from Aladdin, with his wife as Aladdin and their dog as Abu. He worked with Jenny Newman to make the costume, and had invisible crutches made by Thomas Fetterman. He also consulted with Broose Johnson, a Disney animator who worked on Aladdin, and whom Sundquist met when he was younger thanks to Make-A-Wish.
As you can see, the final result is quite impressive!
Josh is also a Celebrity Ambassador with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. He regularly attends events across the country to raise money for children’s hospitals.
Which of Josh’s costumes is your favorite? Let us know!