Arts & Culture

Josh Sundquist to Return to Grace for Seminar on Choosing Best Costumes

by Ethan Horst

Josh Sundquist, author, speaker, comedian, member of the U.S. National Amputee Soccer Team, and former member of the U.S. Paralympic Ski Team, announced his return to Grace College to deliver a very special seminar on Monday, April 1, at 7:30 a.m. in Westminster Conference Room. In addition to his many accomplishments in public speaking and athletics, Sundquist is also notable for his innovative Halloween costumes. In years past, he has dressed as a flamingo, a foosball player, an iHop sign, and, most recently, the Genie from Disney’s “Aladdin.”

Sundquist’s seminar, titled “Charisma and Costuming,” will include both practical instruction and costume theory, along with Sundquist’s trademark blend of humorous and poignant storytelling. “It takes a great deal of behind-the-scenes planning and homework to create consistently funny costumes,” Sundquist said. “Most people just see a comedian doing funny things and assume it’s a natural talent. It is, but it’s also something they can learn.”

The seminar is free and open to all Grace students, staff, and faculty. However, Sundquist requests that students wishing to attend would RSVP by emailing him at

Image above: Josh Sundquist, author, speaker, and comedian, addressing Grace College students during chapel on February 21, 2019.