Movie fan spends £24,000 to transform himself into and elf

Fantasy fanatic goes to extreme lengths to become favourite character


One Argentine fantasy fan loved the fictional worlds he saw in movies so much that he decided to dedicate his life - and $30,000 (around £24,000) of his own money - to transform himself into a living, breathing elf.

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This is 25-year old Argentine Luis Padron, a self-described 'plastic elf,' who showed off his ongoing transformation to turn himself into a walking fantasy character to Ruptly in Los Angeles.