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

Fantasy fanatic goes to extreme lengths to become favourite character

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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.