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Max and Moxxi (Part 1)

Ian Rambaran cosplaying a bullet framer from the film Mad Max: Fury Road. © J. Ashley Nixon

All Dressed Up: Portraits of Cosplayers

This article is an excerpt from my new publication All Dressed Up: Portraits of Cosplayers. With 97 photographs, the book explores the character within characters; stories from people performing their own versions of other people they have a passion for.

Mad Max

Ian Rambaran had his hair up tall. Mohawk style; something of a daily routine for him: “I’ve had it since 2001. It’s kind of what my signature is in life. This is my every day. I get to wear it to work. I like doing different colours and doing different things with it. It’s always neat. Sometimes I do tiger stripes and do all sorts of different colours. Bright orange, reds, pinks. All sorts of stuff. He explained the role he was portraying from Mad Max: Fury Road:

“I’m one of the guys in the spikey vehicles that are chasing them down.”

“I’m one of the bullet farmers. When (Imperator) Furiosa [one of the two protagonists in the film] takes the war wagons off the path and into a different territory. I’m one of the guys in the spikey vehicles that are chasing them down. This was my own take of it. The movie hadn’t come out, so we didn’t have any character bases other than a two-minute trailer that we got to see and from that, that’s what we based our outfits on and that’s taken off to this now.”

View or purchase All Dressed Up: Portraits of Cosplayers

You can view (virtual flip page) and/or purchase a print copy or Instant PDF version (viewable on any device) of All Dressed Up: Portraits of Cosplayers via this link.

Copies are also available for purchase at The Camera Store, Calgary.

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