About 4,000 people have flooded California's Mojave Desert for the annual post-apocalyptic festival called Wasteland Weekend, and the pics looks out of this world. The festival, which was inspired by the Mad Max film series, is unlike most desert parties because it requires all attendees to be in costume. Yes, even staff members and journalists. The idea is to create a full-immersion effect, making everyone feel like they’re inside a Mad Max universe for 5 days. And it works.

More info: wastelandweekend.com

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Cindy Burrell
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1 year ago

Awesome makeup

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This year, the event ran from September 25thto September 29th., and included a number of themed distractions from the real world. There were live bands, DJs, car cruises, costume contests, a film festival, a post-apocalyptic swimsuit competition, Thunderdome battles, and much, much more.

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Juririn
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1 year ago

Another piece of art🖤

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"We’re going to pull out all the stops for our tenth year celebration," Wasteland co-founder and event director Jared Butler said in a press release. "It’s amazing that we’ve been able to have this home-grown post-apocalyptic fantasy world last this long. It took a lot of hard work and dedication by our whole community and we want to celebrate that."

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NanZ
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1 year ago

Wow, this one had to take forever to create. It is very cool and they covered

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The event has sold five years in a row, and another sellout is pretty much inevitable. "Wasteland is run by a small staff and an army of volunteers. We want those volunteers to grow their skills with the event, so that our staffing and infrastructure never get overwhelmed by the size of the population," Butler said. Wasteland Weekend art director and Chief of Operations, Adam Chilson, added: "When we grow at a reasonable pace, it means veteran attendees always outnumber the newcomers. It helps the event keep the feeling of being one big returning family."

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

all these details....

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Juririn
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1 year ago

Love this, I don't know why 🔧

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Mommyofboth
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1 year ago

I love this for some reason.

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ƒιѕн
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1 year ago

Trying to steal a look from Lexa from The 100

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反社会的
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1 year ago

I got Rick and Morty vibes from this vehicle.

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

cute....

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Chris Green
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1 year ago

She has the beard of a 90's WWF superstar.

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Juririn
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1 year ago

Nice

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Dr.Scott
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That left one looks like a can of busted biscuits.

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Bonnie Blue Bird
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1 year ago

LOL ... That does NOT look comfortable.... But she does look good!

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Tai AG
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1 year ago

GP addict

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Gregg V
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1 year ago

Not a Progressive. Gas and guns? So not a global warming type of supporter.

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ƒιѕн
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1 year ago

brother and sister?

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Ben Steinberg
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1 year ago

Wait, isn't this from Fallout?

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Pretty Pangolin
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1 year ago

The one on the left reminds me of the "Warrior woman" in The Road Warrior.

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ƒιѕн
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1 year ago

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What a waste of a classic el camino

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Kjorn
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1 year ago

the car is cool, i wanna roll with it on the street

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Coco
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1 year ago

awesome.

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Juririn
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1 year ago

Now, I want to see this one in the next movie

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Sassy Angel
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1 year ago

hey dad, can u make me a metal cube?

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Orillion
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1 year ago

Onwards, mighty steed!

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Why the hell would you wear a cheese grater and think it was cool?

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Bonnie Blue Bird
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1 year ago

I love that this person just had a spare Huey laying around to create this vehicle.

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

these boots are awesome

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Gregg V
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1 year ago

Love the new 2020 Nissan 300ZX. Needs the optional guns.

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darubyprincess
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1 year ago

Tatooine!

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Chris Hatch
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1 year ago

The Dead Crows HeckleCAWpter featured in the most epic photo from Wasteland weekend 2019!

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