“See This Amputee’s Amazing Halloween Costume as Lumiere From ‘Beauty and the Beast’” originally appeared on ABC News and was reprinted with permission.
One amputee took a page out of a fairytale this Halloween.
Josh Sundquist, who had his left leg amputated after being diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer at the age of 9, is dressing up as Lumière from “Beauty and the Beast.”
A photo of the Santa Monica, California, man as the animated candlestick is now going viral online. In an Instagram caption, Sundquist wrote, “Want to see my #HalloweenCostume? Be my guest.”
Sundquist, 32, told ABC News he’s been brainstorming his Halloween costume for about three months. He keeps a running list of ideas on his phone.
The motivational speaker gets help from his assistant, Lisa McLaughlin, to create his costumes each year, which have gone viral before.
“They’re pretty time-consuming,” he said. “But Lisa basically builds them from scratch. She’s incredibly good at crafting.”
McLaughlin spent weeks creating Lumière.
According to Sundquist, McLaughlin purchased a metallic gold morph suit. Next, the base was made out of papier-mâché and covered with gold fabric. The candle holder was made out of decorative tubes — or poster board glued into a cylinder — topped with clay to create the illusion of dripping wax.
“On my face is a silicon nose that I bought on Amazon and clown makeup,” Sundquist added.
Previously, Sundquist has dressed up as the Gingerbread Man, an IHOP sign and even a pink flamingo.
“The flamingo — that was really crazy,” Sundquist recalled. “Probably no matter how many costumes I make there’s never going to be one that’s quite as uncanny looking as this one.”