The Largest Gathering Of Mad Max Characters In One Location
Mad Max II, is an iconic Australian post apocalyptic action thriller film directed by George Miller, released in 1981 to critical acclaim.
The movie is set in the Australian outback following a global war and the collapse of civilization after oil supplies were nearly exhausted, and the world in a state of barbarism. The story follows the travails of former policeman Max Rockatansky. Haunted by the death of his family, Max now roams the desert wilderness of a post-apocalyptic Australia in a scarred, black, supercharged V-8 Pursuit Special. Scavenging for food and petrol, Max's only companion is an Australian Cattle Dog.
The movie was filmed on locations right here on the Mundi Mundi Plains, with the very road leading to the Mundi Mundi Bash featuring in many scenes of the iconic 1981 cult movie.
This year is the 40th anniversary of the release of Mad Max II, and in addition it was recently announced that the upcoming filming of Furiosa starring Chris Hemsworth will be taking place in 2022. (Furiosa is the origin story of renegade warrior Furiosa before she teamed up with Mad Max in Fury Road).
So what better motivation do we need to attempt a Mad Max themed world record?
Well here are at least two perfect reasons...
- The current unofficial record of 2,500 people dressed in Mad Max theme is held by the Wastelands Festival in California. And we all know how much us Aussies like beating those yanks! So let's bring the record back where it belongs in Australia, and let's break it right here where Mad Max II was filmed.
- To most of us it probably feels like we're in a bit of a post-apocalyptic state following the Covid 19 pandemic. So why not dress in that style?
How Will The Record Attempt Work
On Saturday 20th August, the last day of the festival, you are invited to dress up as a Mad Max character. The rules about what qualifies for being counted as dressed up as a Mad Max character are explained below.
We also have the Nutbush Dance World Record
on this day raising funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. So we will have plenty of people around on counting duty for this world record, who will also be able to count the number of people dressed up in Mad Max
The details and the logistics of the counting will be explained at the festival, so you don't need to worry about that.
All you need to do, is make sure you bring along your Mad Max character gear and get dressed in it on Saturday morning. (And yes you can also take part in the Nutbush World record attempt in your Mad Max Gear!) How many people get to be part of breaking 2 world records in the one morning?
Saturday 20th August. Time TBA.
All Mad Max characters must resemble one of the nine characters listed below. To qualify, you must be wearing at least 80% of your chosen Mad Max Characters outfit INCLUDING the Main Item. Click on each character in the table below to view their costumes and descriptions in more detail.
Clothing and accessories can be prepared with alternative materials to replicate the original.
Weapons (fake or real) NOT PERMITTED inside record arena.
Costumes containing weapons of any description (toy, imitation, replica, antique, genuine), are NOT PERMITTED as part of the record attempt. These restrictions apply but are not limited to: firearms, bladed objects, projectiles, incendiaries and chains or heavy objects intended to be used as weapons.
*Non-metallic boomerangs are permitted for the Feral Kid costume.
|Mad Max Character||Main Item of Characters Outfit (MUST be wearing this item to qualify)||Characters Outfit (must be wearing at least 3 of these items to qualify)|
|Max Rockatansky||Leather jacket||Leather trousers, fingerless gloves, motorcycle boots, shirt with collar and sleeves cut off, leather belt.|
|Aunty Entity||Silver dress||Silver leg warmers, sliver gloves, black boots, dangly earrings.|
|The Feral Kid||Fur tail||Boomerang and belt for boomerang (wooden or plastic only), loincloth, brown leather belt, pelt, short fur boots.|
|The Golden Youth||Leather chest harness||Motorcycle boots, blonde mullet, padlock and chain, shoulder tattoo, mohawk.|
|Lord Humungus||Hockey mask (white plastic painted silver and detailed with black paint to cover entire face) ||Leather chest harness, cervical collar, leather hot pants, combat boots, lace up bracelet.|
|The Toadie||Mink stole worn as a hat||Round spectacles, mink hat, brown knit jumper with automobile badges over all the clothing, grey tie.|
|Warrior Woman||Natural coloured sweater||White football shoulder pads, natural coloured tights, white hightop sneakers, waist belt, sweat band across forehead.|
|Wez||Mullet and goatee||Black football shoulder pads, leather chaps, shin guards, motorcycle boots, armbands.|
|Female Guard||Motocross chest protector with leather breast cups||Black triangular high-waist bikini style bottom, mohawk.|