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Extreme Body Modifications… Fantasy Fan Turned Himself Into an Elf

Text & Photos via Oddity Central

Luis Padron, a 25-year-old fantasy fan and cosplay enthusiast from Argentina, has spent tens of thousands of dollars altering his looks in his desire to become a real-life elf.

Luis says he became obsessed with fantastic beings like elves and angels after being bullied as a child. He used to get picked on because he dyed his hair and had a different dress style than most boys his age, and since he didn’t have many friends growing up, he spent all of his free time reading fantasy books and dressing as his favorite characters. By the end of high-school, his unusual looks and natural quirkiness let to him becoming admired, and that just fueled his desire to be different. Now, he’s trying to make the changes permanent with the help of cosmetic medical procedures.

“I was bullied as a child and as an escape I would submerge myself in fantasy movies like Labyrinth and The NeverEnding Story, as well as other fantasy tales,” Luis Padron told Caters News. “Over time things changed, older teens liked me because I was unique and that’s what encouraged me to start turning what I felt on the inside into a reality. I started with cosplay but it wasn’t enough, I wanted to change to become my own perception of beauty.”

By age 14, Luis had already decided to go under the knife to permanently alter his appearance, and six years later he had his first plastic surgery. Although the young fantasy fan didn’t reveal what it was exactly, he did say that it helped convince him that it was the right decision. This was only the beginning of a long, ongoing string of cosmetic procedures.

He has had over 40 fillers, Botox injections, liposuction on his jaw, a nose job, laser skin bleaching to remove any freckles and spots, full body hair removal and even a medically unapproved operation to change the color of his eyes from brown to crystal blue.

“It was without anaesthesia, was very painful and meant I had to use eye drops and extremely black sunglasses, essentially I became like a vampire with extreme photosensitivity,” Padron recalls. “It hasn’t turned to a crystal blue colour yet unfortunately they are currently a greyish colour, but I’m still hopeful as I have four more sessions left.”

But in order to fulfill his dream of becoming a real-life elf, Luis Padron has even more extreme surgeries planned for the future.

“I want to have my ears cut to become pointy like an elves, my jaw to look more sharp like a diamond, a face-lift and an eye-lift to give my eyes a cat-like shape. I am also consider having muscle implants too,” he said recently.

‘There’s also a surgery to make you taller and I will remove four of my ribs too, so that I can shape my waist to make it thinner,” the 25-year-old added.

The Daily Mail reports that Luis Padron also intends to get hair implants for an elf-like heart-shaped hairline, and limb-lengthening surgery to become 6ft 5in tall. He is aware that to many people his desire to transform himself into a fantasy being may come off as crazy, but he doesn’t really care.

“I want to be an elf, an angel and a fantasy being, my aim is to look inhuman, ethereal, graceful and delicate. I have my own beauty ideal and want to achieve that no matter what,” he says. “I consider myself trans-species, in the same way transgender people feel, I need to become how I feel inside, I don’t expect people to understand but I ask they respect it.”

Luis spends a reported $5,000 a month on cosmetic treatments like bleaching of the skin and hair, and beauty products like makeup and colored contact lenses. He pays for all of it from commissions he earns working as a model and attending cosplay events.

As for the attention a real-life elf would get walking on street among lowly humans, Luis Padron says that he is already used to people staring at him when he goes out.

“Even when I’m not dressed up like an elf people stare at me. I have had long white hair for five years, I use larger contact lenses and I am very tall,” he said. “I use make-up to enhance my features so they are more angelic and wear clothing that’s more stylish or antique.”

Luis says that fantasy has changed his life for good in so many ways he can’t even begin to describe it.

Written By

Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.



  1. Al Kievsky

    May 18, 2017 at 9:15 pm


  2. Al Kievsky

    May 18, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Kate Niemand show Bryan.

  3. Amanda Howell

    May 18, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    You would think having his ears modified would be the first procedure he’d have done!

  4. Maxim Seynaeve

    May 18, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Seppe Batens

  5. Shane Lannen

    May 18, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    treat yo elf

  6. Kieren Hills

    May 18, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Awesome – love to see people going to extremes to do what they want to do. Doesn’t fuck with anyone else, makes him happy and actually shows some individuality

  7. Gaëtan Dugás

    May 18, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    “I want to be an elf, an angel and a fantasy being, my aim is to look inhuman, ethereal, graceful and delicate. I have my own beauty ideal and want to achieve that nomatter what,”
    I can only feel pity for him.

  8. Boeli Krumperman

    May 18, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Daan je kunt het

  9. Clay Eoff

    May 18, 2017 at 1:56 pm


  10. Rebekka Lynx Leppard

    May 18, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Cvltnation becomes Boredpanda?

  11. Geoff Lane

    May 18, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Yeah but how many hit points does he have?

  12. Álvaro Robledo

    May 18, 2017 at 8:12 am

    José Aramburo

  13. John Braddy

    May 18, 2017 at 6:39 am

    Unemployable for life woot

  14. Sam Franklin

    May 18, 2017 at 6:00 am

    Hey, who am I to judge. He’s not hurting me or anyone else, so rock on, little elf man, I don’t give a fuck.

  15. Brett Rothmeyer

    May 18, 2017 at 5:42 am

    you need to step up your game Dan

  16. Dyson Kepner Treaster

    May 18, 2017 at 5:05 am

    Wish I had a massive disposable income to blow on stupid shit.

  17. Gabriel MP

    May 18, 2017 at 4:53 am

    Priscilla Felício

  18. Anthony Jonx Johnson

    May 18, 2017 at 4:29 am

    Its a well known fact elves have penis’ that look and feel excactly the same as one solitary strand of cooked spagetti… oh and an aynus hole like the end of an enemic sausage roll 🤔

  19. Lindsay Campbell

    May 18, 2017 at 4:11 am

    Zoée Nuage Montpetit this is relevant to your interests 😛

  20. Dennis Vænir

    May 18, 2017 at 3:21 am

    Sally Mae

  21. Tal Wallace

    May 18, 2017 at 3:16 am

    Sometimes you gotta be yo ‘elf.

  22. Zach Davis

    May 18, 2017 at 3:09 am

    Totally understand this more than transgender

  23. Lucas Cardoso

    May 18, 2017 at 3:00 am

    Tô rindo aqui, mas eu comeria fácil Yan, Kamile, Bea, Rafi

    • Rafi Brasil

      May 18, 2017 at 4:14 am


    • Yan Oliveira

      May 18, 2017 at 9:29 am

      Comeria não… Mas de boa hhahahahaha

    • Lucas Cardoso

      May 18, 2017 at 9:53 am


    • Bea

      May 18, 2017 at 12:12 pm

      Pelo menos todas essas cirurgias plásticas contribuem para a pesquisa em tecidos humanos que é feita com a pele que sobrou.

    • Lucas Cardoso

      May 18, 2017 at 12:14 pm

      Ora, ora temos uma otimista entre nós! <3

    • Bea

      May 18, 2017 at 12:15 pm


  24. William Kampen

    May 18, 2017 at 2:26 am

    “He has had over 40 fillers, Botox injections, liposuction on his jaw, a nose job, laser skin bleaching to remove any freckles and spots, full body hair removal and even a medically unapproved operation to change the color of his eyes from brown to crystal blue.” But no job and or life.

    • Princess Li

      May 18, 2017 at 3:31 am

      Except the article says he works as a model, which does count as a job as far as I’m aware.

    • William Kampen

      May 18, 2017 at 3:46 am


    • Civ Famine

      May 18, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      what do YOU do for a living William? Fucking sheep

  25. Fleur Dérangée

    May 18, 2017 at 1:52 am

    Fortunately I did’nt need no money nor surgery to look like a hobbit.

  26. Kamil DirtyVermin Krzypkowski

    May 18, 2017 at 1:45 am

    I totally dig it, I would turn myself into a dolphin I had the money.

  27. Jacob Lee

    May 18, 2017 at 1:26 am


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