The Mad Max franchise is based upon the story of a post apocalyptic world, after the collapse of civilization as we know it. With the new Mad Max movie, Fury Road, released in May of 2015, many people will find themselves wanting to portray the well known road warrior character for Halloween, Cosplay, and other dress up occasions. While ready made costumes have yet to make their appearance in most Halloween stores, you can definitely put together your own road warrior costume by combining a few basic pieces for an authentic look. Here we offer suggestions for both men and women on how to put together your own Mad Max road warrior costume.
Men’s Casual Faux Leather Biker Jacket
This is a polyurethane jacket that has the look of leather. Because of the lower price, between $37.99 and $61.99, this is an excellent choice for a road warrior costume because you can make it look more authentic by scuffing it up with sandpaper or even cutting one sleeve to look like the Mad Max character from the second move in the franchise, Road Warrior. If you plan on cutting or “weathering” the jacket for a beat up look like in the movies, this jacket is one you won’t feel as guilty about ruining for regular wear because it doesn’t cost hundreds of dollars. Features front pockets, front zipper, stand collar, slim fit, and long sleeves. Comes in several color choices with either the dark browns or black being perfect for a Mad Max costume. Available in several sizes ranging from small through XX large.
Women’s Motorcycle Faux Leather Jacket
For the lady who wants to portray a Mad Max type character, this faux leather jacket works well. Reasonably priced from $34.31 to $53.01, it allows you to make any necessary alterations, such as cutting off part of the right sleeve if desired, or giving it a weathered look with paint effects or scuffing with sand paper. The dark brown or black colors of this jacket work best for portraying the road warrior. Shell is 100% Polyurethane, backing is 100% rayon, and lining is 100% polyester fabric. Front has zippered pockets in various locations depending upon color ordered.
Men’s Faux Leather Elastic Pants
These pants are made from 40% cotton and 60% faux leather and have the look of real leather biker pants at a fraction of the cost. Perfect for creating a Mad Max road warrior costume. Combine pants with a leather jacket and a few accessories to create an authentic look. Available in waist sizes 30 through 40.
High-Waisted Faux Leather Leggings
These black leggings look like real leather pants and will help any female get her Mad Max look together. Comes in sizes ranging from small through 3X large. Made from 95% polyester and 5% Spandex fabric. Pair with a leather jacket and accessories for a great road warrior look.
Studded Gloves by Rubie’s Costume Co.
For either men or women, these gloves compliment any Mad Max costume. Fingerless gloves are one size fits most and made from 100% polyester. Gloves have the look of leather and have studded accents.
Sawed-Off Style Spring Shotgun
For either gender portraying the Mad Max character, a prop weapon is in order. This airsoft gun resembles Mad Max’s sawed off shotgun he carries with him and makes the perfect costume accessory. Gun is black with simulated wood foregrip and pistol grip.
Men’s Belt And Holster
Carry your prop weapon in this handy 100% polyurethane holster. Belt and holster wrap around waist and sort of hang at the side, giving you a very authentic Mad Max look.
Cotton Travel Utility Belt
For the lady road warrior, this cute but edgy fannypack bag will work well to use as a gun holder for your prop weapon. Would look great combined with the leather jacket and leather pants. A practical and functional piece when not in costume too. Made from 100% cotton with adjustable waist strap that expands to 45 inches. Large pocket measures 11 inches by 8 inches by 1 inch and has an entry button. Smaller pocket measures 5 inches by 3 inches by 1 inch with entry flap with button and zipper. Additional zippered pocket in back.
This is a great little bag for holding a small pair of binoculars. Can either hang from belt loops or attach around the waist with the included strap. Measures 4.5 inches by 4.5 inches. This bag is actually sold as a women’s bag, but would work well for either gender as an accessory for a Mad Max costume in the dark brown color.
Men’s Scout Motorcycle Boot
Every road warrior needs a good pair of boots to walk through the wasteland. Available in size from 7 through 13, these boots are leather with a rubber sole, instep zipper, and three strap harness with metallic hardware ring. Logo applique on shaft.
Women’s Christa Boot
For the lady’s Mad Max costume, these boots work perfectly. Made from leather with a rubber sole, boots feature a two inch heel with mid-calf harness, full-length instep zipper, cushioned footbed, and cement construction.
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Mad Max Halloween Costume 2008
This video tutorial shows viewers the various pieces needed to create a Mad Max costume. The guy making the video explains how he made new leather pants look weathered and old. Pieces covered were the leather jacket, leather pants, gloves, gun and holster, leg brace, and binoculars.
Cosplay Coach Mad Max!
This is a rather long video that discusses the costumes of Mad Max and teaches you how to create your own costumes, with main focus on the costumes from the current release, Fury Road.
How to Make a Mad Max Shoulder Pad
If you’re looking for a Mad Max look from the Road Warrior and Beyond the Thunderdome movies, this video shows a step-by-step tutorial for making the shoulder pads from a regular football type set of shoulder pads and spray paint.