How to Dress Like War Boy

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Cuff Bracelet
Combat Cargo Work Pants
Bald Cap
Bandana
Plastic Chain
Half helmet Goggles

Best War Boy Costume Guide

War Boys made their first appearance in the movie Mad Max: Fury Road and subsequently in the 2015 Mad Max video game. Although motley, scruffy, and barbaric-looking, these members of the paramilitary arm of The Citadel are picked while still young to serve as soldiers and servants. They are totally focused in their service to the leader, Immortan Joe. Blindly following their leader, War Boys consider dying in service to their leader an honor. Get the look of a “half-life” with a skeletal appearance with this War Boy costume guide.

Imagine cosplaying a War Boy and moving your costume up a notch with a Bald Cap, Combat Cargo Work Pants, Cuff Bracelet, Plastic Chain, Half Helmet Goggles, and a Bandana. For accessories, try chrome spray containers and a self-improvised War Boy thunderstick!

War Boy Cosplay Costumes

The concept of War Boys was based on the Japanese kamikaze pilots of World War II in their absolute loyalty to their leader. A War Boy serves as an honor and privilege. Beginning as a War Pup, selected children are given new names and taught to believe in the cult of V8 and worship all things mechanical. War Boys are also “rev-heads” mechanics trained from a young age to craft all types of combat vehicles and mechanical devices.

Get into the mindset of a War Boy coming from a culturally impoverished background with no books, internet, theater, radio, or music. They simply have mechanical relics of the past repurposed for combat use. Despite their simple and dystopian look, cosplaying a War Boy is ultimately a challenge to be taken seriously.

War Boy Costume Tips & FAQs

Embark on a post-apocalyptic journey by dressing up as a War Boy from the intense and gritty world of “Mad Max: Fury Road”. Our War Boy costume guide FAQ is tailored to help you accurately recreate the fierce and distinctive look of these warriors. From their ghostly white skin to their battle-ready gear, this guide covers everything you need to embody the spirit of a War Boy.

A War Boy's costume typically includes a pale, white body paint covering the entire skin, resembling a ghostly or chalky appearance. This is accompanied by black, smeared eye makeup. The attire often consists of combat boots, dark pants or shorts, and a variety of harnesses, belts, and mechanical parts as makeshift armor. A key feature is their engine grease-covered mouths and noses.

To achieve the War Boy's white skin, use a safe, body-grade white paint or makeup to cover all exposed skin. It's important to get an even and opaque layer to replicate their ghostly look. The paint should look a bit rough and worn, as if it has been applied in a hurry in a harsh environment.

The clothing should be rugged and post-apocalyptic. Dark cargo pants or shorts, combat boots, and a variety of belts and harnesses to mimic makeshift armor are ideal. You can also add wristbands, knee pads, and other protective gear for a more battle-ready look.

Accessories that can enhance a War Boy costume include makeshift weapons (such as toy spears or guns that look cobbled together), bandoliers, and mechanical parts that can be worn as armor. A key prop is a spray can with a silver-colored bottom, representing the "chrome" they spray on their teeth, though this should only be a prop and not actually used.

War Boys are known for their fanatical devotion and unique phrases. Some memorable elements include: Yelling "Witness me!" before doing something daring, Using phrases like "I live, I die, I live again!," "Mediocre!", as a declaration of disappointment, The act of spraying their mouths with 'chrome' before a heroic act and shouting "Valhalla!" as a battle cry. Incorporating these phrases and actions can add an extra layer of authenticity and intensity to your War Boy costume, capturing the wild spirit of the characters from "Mad Max: Fury Road".


About War Boy

In the movie, Mad Max, War Boys cover themselves in white dust to imitate the style of their leader, Immortan Joe. To them, the emblem of the automotive V8 is the ultimate symbol of permanence. They have chrome on their teeth because chrome is rare and precious to them. War Boys are distinct from Joe’s imperators whose higher ranking is signified by black grease on their heads.

When not in combat or conducting supply raids, the War Boy life is boredom as they often brand mechanical auto parts on themselves with auto parts such as engines and pistons. The War Boys, Mad Max, is a cult arm of The Citadel that was invented by Immortan Joe to pledge total service to him even unto death. One of the main characters in Mad Max: Fury Road, Nux, portrayed by Nicholas Hoult is a War Boy.

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