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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.
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.