A rather sadistic man in his own right, Michael “Mick” Taylor is the main character in the film and mini-series, Wolf Creek. Located in the Australian Outback, Mick will stop at nothing to get what he wants. He kidnaps tourists after placing their trust in him and does horrible things to them afterward. Mick Taylor is the character that is based on the Australian serial killer known as “The Backpack Killer” who killed tourist in the outback during the 80’s and 90’s. Get the psychotic serial killer with this Mick Taylor costume guide.
To cosplay Mick Taylor you’ll need to wear a Cowboy Hat, Long Sleeve Flannel, Sport Watch, Rugged Jeans, Leather Belt, Leather Key Pouch, Chukka Boots and an Action Rifle to finish off the look and give yourself one menacing look.
To pull off the look of Mick Taylor, you’re going to need something that’s easy to fool the people around you but still looks a bit menacing. You may think it’s a bit of a challenge to recreate the look of this Australian Outback serial killer, but not if you have a guide to help you. We recommend watching the Wolf Creek series to get a better understanding of who Mick Taylor is. Track down some typical western wear including a cowboy hat, rugged jeans, flannel shirt, and chukka boots along with your trusty Action Rifle.
A great idea for group cosplay for Mick Taylor would be going the more menacing route and having friends dress up as tourists who become Taylor’s victims. We’d love to see how creative you became with this costume! Send over some photos of your final cosplay so we can feature it in the cosplay gallery!
John Jarratt, who portrayed the sadistic character of Mick Taylor, was so convincing that he claims he was unable to get work for two years following the release of the first film, Wolf Creek. He modeled the personality traits of Mick’s character after his father—a polar opposite of Crocodile Dundee.
Mick Taylor pretends to be nice to the people he approaches, but he’s actually manipulative and deceitful. His main targets for his horrendous crimes are usually women, but he will also kill the men that his primary targets are with. He begins by stalking victims before he renders their cars immobile and later arriving with an offer to help. He usually offers to help tow them back to his camp, but he’ll murder you regardless if you say yes or no!