Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Mad Max Fury Road costume, version 2.0! Just in time for Halloween

mad max fury road cosplay, diy halloween costume
mad max fury road cosplay, diy halloween costume
mad max fury road cosplay, diy halloween costume

I've been a little quieter then usual around here, and today I'm excited to show you all why! I've been working (with Noah) on this project for a couple months now, and today I'm going to get to show you all the final version of his Mad Max: Fury Road costume.!

Last month, Noah and I took pictures of the first phase of his Mad Max: Fury Road costume. It was meant to be the 'easy' version of what will be his Halloween costume this year. It looked great, but lacked a lot of the important details that made Tom Hardy's Mad Max costume so interesting. 

We added a shoulder pad, hand wrap, a backpack specific to Mad Max (instead of using Noah's beloved old backpack), leg brace, and various small details for the items attached to the backpack itself. In the next week I'm going to share a tutorial for how to make your own version of Mad Max's shoulder pad too! And if you want to see a detailed tutorial for making Mad Max's shoulder pad you can find that here! Be warned, following is a gigantic number of pictures so that you, too, may appreciate all the detail!


Here's a little before and after of phase 1 and phase 2 of his costume:

mad max fury road cosplay, diy halloween costume

As you can see, we added a ton of details for the final version! 

mad max fury road cosplay, diy halloween costume
mad max fury road cosplay, diy halloween costume

The medical grade leg brace was a lucky thrift store find. Originally we were planning on building one, but then we found this. All we had to do was strip it of a lot of extra padding and weather the metal a bit.

mad max fury road cosplay, diy halloween costume
mad max fury road cosplay, diy halloween costume
mad max fury road cosplay, diy halloween costume
mad max fury road cosplay, diy halloween costume

Noah was especially proud of his Mad Max shotgun. It was originally a Nerf Break Barrel IX-2 N-Strike Blaster (in yellow and orange) that he deconstructed and painted to look like aMax's shotgun. 

mad max fury road cosplay, diy halloween costume

The location was amazing as well. We shot at the same abandoned cement factory that's just over the Idaho/Oregon border. There were endless options for places to take stunning post-apocalyptic photos.

mad max fury road cosplay, diy halloween costume
mad max fury road cosplay, diy halloween costume
mad max fury road cosplay, diy halloween costume
mad max fury road cosplay, diy halloween costume
mad max fury road cosplay, diy halloween costume

To make the location even more perfect, there was a stretch of two lane road directly under the abandoned factory. 

mad max fury road cosplay, diy halloween costume

The top of the costume got the most re-working, mostly to add a lot of practical detail. He painted a thrifted camelbak brown, and we lashed various useful objects to the sides using leather scraps. We got his black scarf really dirty this time too, which helped with feeling authentic. 

mad max fury road cosplay, diy halloween costume
mad max fury road cosplay, diy halloween costume
mad max fury road cosplay, diy halloween costume
mad max fury road cosplay, diy halloween costume
mad max fury road cosplay, diy halloween costume

If you've made it this far, congratulations! I hope you enjoyed this look at our costume crafting fanaticism. Next up is my accompanying costume!

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16 comments:

  1. this is so awesome! what a cool DIY - pinned it!

    stop by and chat with me :) http://storybookapothecary.com

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  2. BRAVO - well done! This is super cool! I love it when people get creative with Halloween costumes. It looks like no details we overlooked with this one!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

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  3. Love it! Can't wait to see the accompanying costume.

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    1. Thank you! I'm hoping to get it up before Halloween, but we'll see!

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  4. This is so awesome! I pinned this, so more will see! Glad I found you on the Sunday Blog Hop at BecauseImCheap.

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  5. Cool costume - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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  6. This is so cool! It makes my nerdy heart go pitter patter.

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  7. Pinned to my Halloween ideas board! What a fantastically authentic Mad Max costume! Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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  8. This is a GREAT costume!!! Really, truly, you guys did a fantastic job- kudos! Coming over from Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope you'll join us again this weekend with your latest & greatest makes!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

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  9. Wow...I haven't seen the new movie yet but this costume looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Share The Wealth Sunday!
    xoxo
    Lisa

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  10. Hi Jessica! Wow! So cool. Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. I have a Halloween Round up post going live tomorrow and your post will be featured. Thank you for your support.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

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  11. This costume turned out great, thanks for sharing! This year is going to be a boring Halloween.. wish I was dressing up!

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  12. Are the bullets attached to the camel back strap?

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