Immortan Joe costume from Mad Max, Fury Road

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  1. ahoudini

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    Started gathering some of the small items adorning his armor:
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    Odd gizmo anchoring his chains. I made it from two cocktail strainers. It needs to be dulled and have a lot of rust applied.
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    His left pauldron reinforcement: a matrix of bottle caps, flattened, punched and jump-ringed together
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    A pretty good match for the patch on his left pauldron.
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    A navy officer's cap insignia he wears on his left chest
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    A miniature piston (from an air compressor) to hang on his chains on the right chest.
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    An old fashioned spark plug to wear also on the chains on the right chest.

    More to come!


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  2. cpperry

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    Awesome so far. Did you just happen to have this stuff?

    I'm working on a Joe costume also. I'm wondering what everyone's plans are for his chest. I figure it's a good excuse to build a vacuformer, but I'm hoping to not have to sculpt a big muscular chest.
     
  3. Patattack

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    Awesome finds! I always love seeing people figure out little detail bits and bobs like this.

    For a lower-budget build, my girlfriend suggested that a clear mannequin torso might be a good starting point...

    http://www.amazon.com/Plastic-Mannequin-Sportswear-Apparel-Display/dp/B00DUGVC7G
     
  4. ahoudini

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    I thought about those clear mannequins, also, but I (and Joe, fortunately) am bigger than those mannequins! I bought a cheap, blow-molded plastic mannequin torso and will build it up with foil and foil tape to my dimensions and then use that as form for clear Worbla. Photos to follow!


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  5. MaskMaker

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    I will be pulling a hydrocal negative from inside a set of that cheap, Roman Halloween armor. Front and back. I have connections to some folks with a large vac-table to then pull copies off of the stone bucks.
     
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  6. ahoudini

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    Excellent idea!


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  7. eriksmask

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    Long time lurker... I recently started a Joe costume myself, just got logan74k's wonderful replica mask painted up.
    I wanted to share some of my findings on Joe's various auto badges adorning his codpiece and shin guards. Most are from Aus Fords.


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    Ford Cortina 240​

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    Ford Cortina 240 XL​

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    Ford Falcon XC 4.9
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    Ford Falcon 500
    I found these all listed on this site... http://www.auscarbadges.com/
    Unfortunately they are all sold out at the moment.

    I did find one seller on ebay that has a few replicas listed... http://www.ebay.com/usr/pistonvrotary He also seems to be willing to
    produce more replicas that he hasn't made yet, and is open to suggestion.

    Hope this is of some help! Great start Ahoudini. I have to ask though, what style of cocktail strainers did you use? That piece still eludes me- everyone I've seen online seem to be too large, and the spring coil all wrong. Thanks, any help is appreciated! Can't wait to see more of everyone's progress!

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  8. ahoudini

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    Thanks, Erik! This is really helpful. I bought a bunch of US car badges and was going to fake the ones on the chaps by just going for the general look. I found a 929 for the cod piece and was going to use generic 4 and 9 numbers but this will help with the 240 badge. This brings up the weight of his belt in total, though. I bought a bunch of "castle" nuts with which to encrust the codpiece and they weigh a ton! Add that to air soft replicas of the two guns and the belt will be incredibly heavy. We'll see, but I made need to cast the nuts in resin just to reduce the weight!

    I could not find the right cocktail strainer, either, so my replica is soldered/riveted together out of two inexpensive ones I got on eBay. I then replaced the spring with one from the hardware store that was smaller and tighter so as to match Joe's better. Lately, I have been working on the medals and I will post photos soon. I hope it was you, Erik, that I lost out to on the eBay auction for the exact EasyRiders pewter pin he wears as a medal! I am thinking now that that will have to be put together out of several other biker pins. Photos to follow!


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  9. eriksmask

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    Ah, thank you on the strainer recipe!

    Yeah the weight of the belt was a concern of mine as well... I haven't purchased my castle nuts yet, but I'm also thinking resin casts may be the way to go.

    Can't wait to see all your medals! I'm still looking for a close match for the ornate piece of filigree at the center of the bottom row of medals. I sadly did not get that easy rider pin, the one I'll be using was one of the first pieces I found... It's close, but not perfect. Here's a pic of some of the bits I've collected. I have found another skull badge since this pic was taken that is a little closer in design and scale.
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  10. ahoudini

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    I've got spare filigree I am happy to give you. It needs a little silver/gray spray paint but is otherwise nearly perfect. I can also send along a skull patch, if you want. No charge, they are just taking up space here.
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  11. ahoudini

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    This is the one I missed on eBay, so it is out there! ImageUploadedByTapatalk1435117254.797991.jpg


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  12. eriksmask

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    Sure! Thanks a million!!!

    And Yes! That's it! I'll keep my eyes posted too!
     
  13. Immortan Joe

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    im just starting my build, im waiting on the art book for reference, your pics are mega helpful, the patches are proving difficult to find and i really need help with the medals, the us navy cap badge was the easiest
     
  14. ahoudini

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    Sorry to disappoint but the art book has precious few photos of the Immortan.


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  15. Hamsterstyle

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    I wish there was some way to get ahold of the costume designer on Fury Road and ask her questions about the armor and costume.
     
  16. Immortan Joe

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    typical, thats so far from shiny and chrome :(
    ive been doing some screen shots today, not the best quality but anythings a bonus. any ideas what the star shaped patch on his arm is?
     
  17. cpperry

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    I emailed the production designer to ask about Immortan Joe's voice. She responded a week or two later. :)

    His voice was in fact altered in post, BTW.

    Also, the weird jewelry chain among the other more standard utility chains on joes right chest, is 11mm antique brass rolo chain.
     
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  18. ahoudini

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    That rolo chain (or very close) is available on eBay from a Chinese supplier.


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  19. Hamsterstyle

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    The hoses that come out of his face look a lot like children's gas mask tubes. You can find the full masks on ebay for about 10 dollars each. If anyone know a place that might sell the hoses separate, that would be ideal.
     
  20. eriksmask

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    Update on Joe's armor. This is my first time trying the clear Worbla material. I originally hoped to vacuum form the chest piece, but finding a large enough one has been difficult. I shaped the worbla over a set of metal "roman" armor I got on amazon. It's pretty pliable, should make wear comfortable. I'm going to give the armor another try now that I have a better grasp of the material.
     
  21. Immortan Joe

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    love it, first bumpy chest piece ive seen, have you tracked any of the medals or patches down yet?

    - - - Updated - - -

    im contemplating asking someone to 3d print the badges and medals we need, would it be expensive?
     
  22. ahoudini

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    Looks great, Erik! My Worbla is here and so now I will try, too.


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  23. eriksmask

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    Thank you both! I look forward to seeing your armor ahoudini.
    ...

    As for the medals (excluding the easy rider pin and navy insignia detailed earlier)

    On the bottom row starting from the left the first medal appears to be a small grinder blade glued on top another medal.
    The middle medal is a bit of filigree (thanks again ahoudini!)
    The final one looks to be the top from an old athletics trophy, which should be simple enough to find- but has still eluded me.

    *Also for the top middle medal the 500 comes from a vintage Ford Falcon badge. The ebayer I posted earlier in the thread has replicas available. I'm still not sure
    what type of medal the 500 is fused to. I've found nothing close yet.*
     
  24. MAX ROCKATANSKY

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    Awesome! Thanks for sharing the links, man
     
  25. ahoudini

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    My medal replicas, so far:
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    Not perfect, but as good as I can get, so far.


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  26. eriksmask

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    Awesome!!! Looking pretty spot on! Great job sourcing fabrics as well. What did you use for the top middle medal? I have the 500, I just can't find a good base medal? Also what did you use for the metal "bar" at the top of the bottom left medal?

    One detail I noticed that is in the film, but missing from the costume on display is a gold bar over the top middle medal... You can see it in this image.
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  27. CessnaDriver

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    EDIT nevermind,
    I see what you meant now by the missing piece.


    The cell phone PC board?
    Determining which brand it is from might take a little searching.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=cell+phone+board&safe=off&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=bxCaVcLMBofWoATUsJCwCw&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAg&biw=838&bih=557


     
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  28. ahoudini

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    I scratch-built that one using a washer with a thick styrene disc overlay that I dremeled into that shape. It is a circle with 8 semicircular "bites" taken out of it around the edge. The sanding drum on the dremel made short work of those. Then I covered the whole thing with aluminum tape, sanded down and blackened. Add the 500 and it is done. The cross bar is the number zero from an Apache 10 emblem. I wish it were a little bigger so there may be a better car emblem zero to use.

    Thanks for that great new photo!

    I will include all the left over braid and ribbon when I send you the other stuff.


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  29. eriksmask

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    Thanks Ahoudini, they all look great. I was planning to go a similar route with that medal, your's looks very close to the original. Well done. Ah, nice thought on the 0. What did you source for the cross bar on the other bottom medal?

    Wow! Thank you so much! Please let me know if there are any parts you are in need of, I have some extra bits of chain.

    Impressive work sir.
     
  30. ahoudini

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    That's a jelly cabinet turn latch. Secured to the door frame with a central screw, you twisted it to hold the door of your jelly cabinet closed. I found it on eBay listed just that way.


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  31. ahoudini

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    Found air soft versions of both of his guns and customized the holsters today. Also finished the cell phone circuit board and keyboard parts. Photos to follow.


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  32. CessnaDriver

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    I'd like to get that cell phone board, just as a stand alone piece. Is there any exacting ID for it? I've not been able to find a match.
     
  33. ahoudini

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    I cobbled mine together out of an old Nokia but it is by no means accurate. It is roughly similar after moving some chips around, but only roughly.


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  34. CessnaDriver

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    I'll keep looking, betting once the right model is ID'd it probably can be had for a song. Thinking the keypad might be the best clue at this point.
     
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    Forgot to post pics of my shoulder bottle caps...
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    Yes, thanks, Cessna. My Nokia's cost $3.00 for two!


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    Thanks a million ahoudini!
     
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    These are great so far. How big should the "500" medal be? I was thinking about 1.5 inches?

    I've got a navy badge insignia. The Easyriders pin up above that someone has, I've also been trying to look for one on ebay without any luck. I wonder if some other Immortan Joe cosplayer already bought it.



    That being said, how many of you are going to be at Dragoncon this year?


    Here is something I'm throwing together for a shapeways print. So far printing this thing only costs 4 dollars.

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    Yes, 1.5" is about right. I am really interested in your Shapeways print but the photo link is broken
    I will be at DragonCon, hopefully with my daughter as Furiosa and my son as Nux!


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  40. CessnaDriver

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    Ok, so there are two different PCBs on the armour pictures, I didn't realize this.

    The cell phone PCB in the screen grab close up is a Nokia 6100. This was easy to identify online.

    The cell phone PCB in the close ups out there on the net of the armor on tour is a different PCB but looks like Nokia as well as they are very similar in layout.
    Not sure that one even has screen time yet.


    I never found where the hell the keypad is from. Doesn't look like it came from these phones.
     
  41. ahoudini

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    Awaiting the Easy Riders pin which I am now planning to assemble out of 3 available pins: an eagle, an engine and the words "Easy Riders."

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    To me, the key pad looks more like a cordless phone than a cell phone…


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    I'd love to make it to Dragon Con this year, but won't be able to swing it. Wow you work fast Ahoudini! Looking fantastic! I'm exciting to see your easy rider eagle pin mod.

    Also I came across this image for anyone planning to make Joe's ceremonial buckle he wears at the beginning...
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  44. ahoudini

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    Here are the guns and holsters I am using. The peacemaker's grips need to be painted black to match Joe's. Pity, as I like the contrast between the two.
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  45. CessnaDriver

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    I am also seeing some images of 3100 PCBs that look the same as well.
    So maybe 3100 or 6100 will do. Possibly just stuffing options for different regions may have been the difference.


    Yeah that keypad is WEIRD! at least the one in the tour pics, the way the keys are wide apart and narrow closer together at the bottom I could
    never find a cell phone pad that did that.
     
  46. ahoudini

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    There is a Nokia 6100 on eBay right now for $11.00 + $10 shipping.


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  48. ahoudini

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    Got the rust applied to the cocktail strainer gadget for the right side of the chest.
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  49. CessnaDriver

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    FYI after researching more, looks like continuity issues with the cell phone board. The tour pictures PCB was in the film too, whatever model that is.
    When he is dead there is yet another cell board. So that's at least three, probably even more. God knows what the rest of the medals are doing through the film.
     
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    Here's some screens to peruse until the Blu Ray arrives - hope they help somebody with their costuming!
     
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