War Boys: Mad Max Fury Road

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Karol, May 16, 2015.

  1. Karol

    Karol New Member

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    Looking for any help identifying any of the gear on the War Boys.

    We see a lot of black pants. Are they cargo pants, or do they just have pockets strapped to them? Can we identify the brands of some of the pants? (They're not all the same).

    What about the pouches? Military? Tool pouches? Brands?

    What about their padded belts? Tool belts? Can we get good enough shots to ID any brands/models?

    Any MUAs here who have recommendations for the white make-up?

    I'm looking for seasoned feedback. Please no amateur guesswork. Thanks.

    http://madmaxcostumes.com/information/mad-max-fury-road/war-boys/

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  2. cayman shen

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    I can't help, but I gotta say I'm sorely tempted to get a War Boys logo tattoo :)
     
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  3. RiotJavelinDX

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    Considering how different each War Boy is I'd actually argue identifying this or that really isn't important, since it's really a stylistic commonality that brings them together. You just have to make a costume with the FEEL of a War Boy.
     
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  4. loose bolts

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    ok, what i can say is that they are mil surplus pouches but there is no telling how much they have been modified. the 3 celled pouch lends itself to being German mauser style. but these look like they are canvas with leather, may be Bulgarian copy they were known for having canvas pouches lined with leather. as for the larger pouch that one is escaping me. it looks familiar, it is the same size and shape as a East German grenade pouch and does have the two buckles in the right place, but it is hard to say. might be an that what is heavily weather and painted. I saw it and i need those pants! im searching. ill post what i find.
     
  5. Karol

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    Thanks for actually posting something of substance. I'm not seeing anything that matches your suggestions, though. I wonder if they're even military.
     
  6. Loco Max

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  7. loose bolts

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    after all my google fu, i dont thing the pouches on his right leg are ammunition pouches. on another thread some one suggested they are tool belt pouches that are modified and i think that is more accurate. i know the little double buckle pouch is military surplus but it is still escaping me from what country. i want to say that its a personal medical kit holder and not an ammunition pouch.
     
  8. dog of ulthar

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    I agree. What I'd really like to have are pictures of as many of the background War Boys as possible - and, also, like Karol said, anybody with any advice about the makeup.
     
  9. PoopaPapaPalps

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    PAX paint - 50% Acrylic paint, 50% Pro-Aide adhesive.
     
  10. Sundowner

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    Funny but also good for costuming

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  11. Karol

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    If you aren't committed to identifying as many items on the War Boys as is possible, then please don't post in this thread.

    Please read the first post.
     
  12. Sundowner

    Sundowner Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Lighten up, Francis
     
  13. dog of ulthar

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    Pax seems kind of overkill for this, since I think in-universe they're covered in white dust, rather than actually deathly pale...at least, that's what I think happened. I wouldn't bet my life on it.

    Wouldn't have to worry about making a mess all over the convention with PAX, though, which is good.

    Yeah but more reference pics would help us both.

    Also, it would be obnoxiously passive-aggressive of me to make another thread and call it "War Boys: Mad Max Fury Road - everything Karol isn't interested in"
     
  14. Neoproks

    Neoproks Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I too am quite interested in what everyone's thoughts are on where to start the makeup for our own War Boys.
     
  15. cayman shen

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    Bought some at Wal Mart...will totally work for a War Boy costume. Very shiny. BUT...you will feel like you've been poisoned. The propellant, the flavor...edible and tasty are two different things. It tastes (wait for it) like you shot spray paint in your mouth. Runs pretty quickly when wet, so not overly long lasting, and cleans up easy enough.

    I was going to start another thread since the OP seems to just want costume info, but I assumed a mod would merge them anyway, so I didn't bother. The makeup is part of the costume, and there's my report. The **** works. Not quite as shiny or long lasting as the film stuff apparently was, so enjoy getting balls high by continual reapplication (which, no joke, is probably dangerous).
     
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  16. Loco Max

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    Mediocre or not mediocre?.

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  17. RogueZero

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    I was told to jump over here to find out War Boy, when i started a thread in a different place.... I'd like to use the warboy look for roller derby, so i'm curious if anyone has ideas for pretty waterproof white make up.
    i'm new here, and i'm pretty new to the world of heavy cosplay... i have a definite interest in playing a warboy.
     
  18. dog of ulthar

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    The makeup PoopaPapaPalps mentioned and I called overkill is just about the most durable stuff possible, so it'd be worth a try. Alcohol-based body paint is also waterproof, but I haven't used it myself yet. I think it tends to be slightly translucent (so it's really good if you want to paint on something that'll look like a faded tattoo), so it might be perfect for the covered-in-white-dust look.
     
  19. RogueZero

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    oooh, thanks! i'll take a look at it. :D overkill is probably exactly what i'd need.
    also, was wondering if anyone had any screenshots of the wrist cuff/chain that Nux wears? i feel like i can probably make a replica (i do a fair amount of leather work) but i can't picture what it looked like.
     
  20. Urlag

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    For the trousers, i would use some Kind of "Gothic" Pants for a base

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    And for the pockets, just Strip a tactical vest an sew all the stuff on the trousers, i think the big side pocket could be the one Nux has on his pants...

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  21. Junklady

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    For the makeup:

    I personally love Krylon Aquacolor. I used it last year for my post apocalyptic Harley Quinn. It held up well throughout the night. It's applied with water and washes off easily. I would also recommend a setting spray, I used Ben Nye's Final Seal. I bought some "dirt" and made pounce packs with panty hose so I would have that dirty look.

    https://us.kryolan.com/product/aquacolor-30-ml
    http://www.frendsbeauty.com/ben-nye-final-seal.html
    http://www.frendsbeauty.com/ben-nye-character-powder-plains-dust.html
    http://www.frendsbeauty.com/ben-nye-character-powder-charcoal.html (for that grease look...a little goes a long way)

    If you have a local costume shop, check with them, they'll likely have Ben Nye and/or Kyrolan.
     
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  22. dog of ulthar

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    You can mostly see the wrist cuff in this:

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  23. Arkhamskaro

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    So for the Ergodyne Arsenal 5550 3-Inch Padded Base Layer Tool/Work Belt that was posted on Karol's site, would it be best to get the belt with the style of a 3 inch, or 5 inches? Or if anybody has found a belt that better matches the War boy's belts please let me know, I'm trying to get a war boy cosplay going for San Diego Comic-Con this year and I don't have that much time left to get everything together.
     
  24. dog of ulthar

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    Hey look I found a better reference pic just because people on tumblr were making dumb jokes:

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  25. Loco Max

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    Belt, chains etc.


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  26. Retrofit

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    Hey guys,

    I found a couple more hi-res shots that might help identifying the gear. Hope its of some use to you...

    -Retrofit

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  27. Abelugo

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    I was looking last night, the side pouches are surplus pouch, model unknown yet.

    similar to these but in a row, it also looks as if the cover is leather?


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    Im working on NUX BDU set,
    on his right leg, there is one large pouch, a what looks like a flat tool roll, then the pouch set. or at least two flat roll/pouch sets.
    On his right leg, I believe there is a knife and a ratty leather bag.

    as far as the shoes, I believe someone posted a pics, I'll look for it if you need screen accurate, it mistaken for MM's boots, but I think are caller Matterhorn boots.
     
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  28. Arkhamskaro

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    The pouch you have above looks like a collapsible entrenching tool/shovel cover
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  29. Abelugo

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    I wasn't saying it is that exact pouch, just similar pouch of the era and with the cover, I did see another one that had a couple together. I'll post updates.
     
  30. Arkhamskaro

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    I have some screenshots for some of the other belts that the War Boys wear. I don't know what type of belts they are, and I've been researching for days on what they might be but no luck.
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  31. Abelugo

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    For the belts I may just buy a old leather belts lot and a leather kidney biker belt and get to work.
     
  32. Loco Max

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    Old leather, rivets and a lot of cheap local artisans.
     
  33. cayman shen

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    Here's a video showing the silver food coloring spray you can buy in wal mart in action. It tastes like poison and though it'll stain around your mouth awhile, your teeth won't be silver long. If you want a thick coat, be prepared to sacrifice brain cells. This crap is vile. I did it like four times for the vid and I feel a little ill. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RXeZuQxWCc&feature=youtu.be
     
  34. Karol

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    Chefmaster Edible Spray tastes a lot better and comes in a better can (IMO). It's also more expensive, though.
     
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  35. smoothrat

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    Thanks for the tip on the silver spray. I had to laugh at the Amazon page where it shows what customers are buying along with the spray. I think there's a theme. ;) Shiny and chrome!

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  36. Karol

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    HAHA! Yea, you're totally right. I looked at it myself.
     

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