Josh Sundquist, a former Paralympian ski racer with a fantastic sense of humour, will be dressing up as a foosball player for Halloween this year. Yes, the actual foosball figure..
Sundquist is well-known for bizarre fancy dress costumes and he is currently a member of the U.S. Amputee soccer team; whom he will represent at the 2014 Amputee World Cup in Mexico, which is where he got the idea of what to wear.
A video on the motivational speaker's Facebook account, which explains how he floats on the 'bar' to which he is attached, will be linked to this article, so we get to see the preparation and creation of the outfit which the 30-year-old will be wearing next week.
The costume idea is probably one of the most unique ever, however Sundquist is eager to dress as a human foosball player.
In the past, the motivational speaker has been known to dress as a gingerbread man missing a leg, the leg lamp from 'A Christmas Story' and a flamingo, so it's not hard to see why people love his personality.
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"I’ve always dealt with the social discomfort of my disability by having a sense of humour, but I used to be much more self-conscious," he says.
"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."
Sundquist lost his leg to Ewing's sarcoma aged just nine years old, which gave him the determination to become a Paralympian ski racer.
The author then moved to Colorado in order to pursue his career, which eventually lead to him competing at the 2006 Games in Turin, where he represented the United States Paralympic Ski Team, winning no medals.
He retired following the Olympic Games and returned to Virginia where he graduated with a degree in business; before earning a masters in communications, as well as winning the Body-for-Life contest in 2006.
The 30-year-old has always spoke to audiences about his life and career, as well as writing books, which include the national bestseller, 'Just Don't Fall: How I Grew Up, Conquered Illness and Made it Down the Mountain.'
His famous line, 'We Should Hang Out Some Time', also made it into a book, which describes the troubles Josh had growing up, when he felt very embarrassed.
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