This Paralympian just won Halloween early with an inspired Beauty and the Beast costume

Paralympic ski racer Josh Sundquist has created THE most brilliant Halloween costume inspired by Beauty and the Beast

A Paralympian called Josh Sundquist has just won the Halloween costume ideas competition early with a truly inspired Beauty and the Beast costume.

Sundquist, who lost his left leg to a rare form of bone cancer when he was a child, had a successful Paralympic career as a ski racer and is now on the U.S Amputee Soccer Team. He’s also a motivational speaker, author of three books and the mastermind of some pretty badass and inventive Halloween looks.

The athlete says he likes to make Halloween costumes which ‘represent a creative twist on my situation, ideally something only I am able to dress as because of the unique shape of my body.’ In the past this has included a flamingo, a gingerbread man, a lamp and a football table figurine.

I'm going to share my 2016 Halloween costume tomorrow! But first, a quick recap

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But perhaps because we’re big old Beauty and the Beast fans, this year Sundquist appears to have outdone himself with a costume inspired by our favourite talking candlestick – Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast, a look he shared on his Instagram account this week.

Want to see my #HalloweenCostume? Be my guest

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Though the costume is a one-off, for anyone who does want to try this look at home Sundquist has also put a how-to video on his website detailing everything from the customised gold morph suit worn over his body to the plasticine moulded over a cardboard cylinder to look like melted wax (clever).

A Beauty and the Beast costume is a pretty timely choice given there’s a live action remake of the Disney movie in the works for March 2017. The remake will star Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast and Luke Evans as Gaston. Lumiere will be played by Ewan McGregor.

In the meantime, bravo to Sundquist for raising the 2016 Halloween costume bar even higher. We can’t wait to see what he does next year.

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