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Student turns his wheelchair into world’s best ‘Mad Max’ cosplay

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Student turns his wheelchair into world’s best ‘Mad Max’ cosplay

When it comes to Mad Max: Fury Road cosplay, Ben Carpenter‘s has undoubtedly earned a placed in Valhalla.

The 20-year-old engineering student transformed his standing wheelchair into a war rig, and himself into Max Rockatansky, in a nod to a scene from George Miller’s action epic.

Carpenter, who was born with spinal muscular atrophy, debuted the costume last month at Tampa Bay Comic Con, where his friend Amy Brumfield played the Warboy. (Carpenter told The Mighty that the two met in June at Metrocon in Tampa, where they were the only Mad Max cosplayers.)

As you can see in the photos, Carpenter has two rigs, “the Bloodbag-mobile,” and a chariot. He revealed on Reddit that the latter only took a couple of weeks to construct, “because we already had the mounting plate built for our full car rig, and the rolling platform we built for fun about a year ago.”

He plans to use the cosplay for Halloween events, and eventually add the guitar-playing Doof Warrior.

“Thank you all so much for all the support and comments!” Carpenter wrote on Reddi. “I am utterly speechless at how this cosplay has been spread, and honestly, all I can say is thank you for making this SO SHINY AND CHROME!”

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