Halloween Belongs to Paralympic Ski Racer Who Dons Leg Lamp Costume

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterOctober 30, 2012

Photo Credit: Josh Sundquist Twitter
Photo Credit: Josh Sundquist Twitter

You can call off the search for the best Halloween costume, because we found it. The glorious costume belongs to Paralympic ski racer, Josh Sundquist. 

BuzzFeed managed to catch a tweet from the athlete who dropped this marvel on the masses, bringing an end to all the fun. 

Because the man just won Halloween. 

Here is the tweet from the genius and apparent admirer of the best holiday movie ever, "The Christmas Story."

For Halloween, I dressed as a leg lamp. I had to shave my leg, but I think it was worth it. RT if you agree. twitter.com/JoshSundquist/…

— Josh Sundquist (@JoshSundquist) October 29, 2012

 

Again, you can put away those replacement ref costumes or whatever else you thought would be so clever and topical, because you just got owned. 

We all did, and what's worse, we never saw it coming. 

Sundquist, when he's not being completely awesome at Halloween, is a motivational speaker who also competed in the 2006 Paralympics. 

At the age of 9, he was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer, eventually losing his leg because of it. 

He would later beat the disease and take up ski racing. Here is what his website has to say about his athletic endeavors. 

He trained for the next six years and in 2006 he was named to the US Paralympic Ski Team for the 2006 Paralympics in Turino, Italy. A multi-season athlete, Josh is the only person in history to ever have been named to both the US Paralympic Ski Team and the US Amputee Soccer Team.

Now he is here to make all your costumes look trivial by comparison. 

The only thing missing is a Ralphie voice over or a box in the corner that reads, "Fra-Gee-Lay."

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