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College Student Uses His Wheelchair for Fantastic Mad Max Cosplay

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Mad Max: Fury Road has been a popular topic here in the last couple of weeks. Last week, we highlighted a cosplayer who worked with a maker to create a functional version of Imperator Furiosa’s prosthetic arm. Today, we’re focusing on the work of Ben Carpenter. The 20 year old engineering student recently cosplayed as Mad Rockatansky and incorporated his standing wheelchair (he has spinal muscular atrophy) into the costume. He replicated an unfortunate situation Mad Max finds himself in during Fury Road.

Carpenter has two Mad Max set-ups: there’s one in which the blood bag version of Max is attached to a dune buggy style war rig and another with a chariot. He uses the chariot at places like Dragon Con where there might not be enough space for the dune buggy. He spent many hours on the projects – he spent nine hours alone on the “Bloodbag-mobile” just before Tampa Bay Comic Con six weeks ago. Carpenter said his dad has been of tremendous help throughout the project and that he plans to wear the rig to Halloween events this fall.

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Photos via Reddit

via Comic Book Resources and The Mighty


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