One-legged Paralympian Josh Sundquist Has The Best Halloween Costume of 2012…Bar None

I’m not sure what you’re going as for Halloween, but I’m pretty sure that your costume isn’t nearly as good as Josh Sundquist’s.

Sundquist, a former Paralympic skier who lost his left leg to cancer as a child, is dressing up as the leg lamp from the 1983 classic A Christmas Story:

From Sundquist’s Facebook page


Sundquist, who competed in the 2006 Winter Paralympics in Turin and currently makes his living as an author and motivational speaker, has a knack for clever Halloween costumes.

Two years ago he went as a gingerbread man who’d had a leg bitten off:

From Sundquist’s Facebook page

Hat tip: USA Today

About Josh Tinley

Josh Tinley writes the Away From The Action column at Midwest Sports Fans, covering all aspects of sport aside from what actually happens on the field, court, or track. Josh grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from the University of Evansville and Vanderbilt Divinity School. He is the author of Kneeling in the End Zone: Spiritual Lessons From the World of Sports and the managing editor of LinC, a weekly curriculum for teens that explores the intersection of faith and culture. Josh lives outside Nashville with his wife, Ashlee, and children, Meyer (7), Resha Kate (5), and Malachi (3). He will not allow himself to die before the Evansville Purple Aces make another trip to the NCAA Tournament. Follow him on Twitter @joshtinley or send him an e-mail.


  1. Josh Sundquist has an incredibly creative, brave way of dealing with his handicapp, which for him doesn’t seem to be a handicapp anymore. He is truly inspirational.

  2. I think he needs to “stamp” the Italian phrase ‘fragile’ on his leg to top it off!

  3. Myfriend Scott W, same story same way cancer. He climbs mountains in Wa.State. He’s a one legged #kicker. Total Bad!@#!

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