Imperator Furiosa / Max Mad Fury Road
Furiosa kicks ass. Seriously, like a lot throughout the entire movie. Her character, played by the ever-so-powerful Charlize Theron, has become a sort of underground female power idol; strong, powerful, and respectfully in control. Some might argue it was Imperator Furiosa who paved the way for a fresh onslaught of strong female roles that don’t necessarily back up some other stronger male character, the female IS the strong character. It’s no wonder Beverly was immediately drawn to such a powerful presence and Charlize was an amazing representative to embolden an entire gender with strength and independence.
This cosplay was handmade by Beverly using a lot of existing scrap materials and items around the house. The welding goggles were a purchased item but most of the costume was creatively designed with minimal budget. It wasn’t planned that way, it just happened that way, which is really cool! This was a “hasty” two week build and believe it or not, it was made for a Halloween Party! Still, it’s been present at two comic cons and is definitely a popular crowd photo favorite.