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 2 months 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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Pretty Pangolin 2 months ago

Eerie as hell. Well done.

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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 2 months 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 2 months ago

all these details....

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Lulu 2 months ago (edited)

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Elisaurous uwu 1 month ago

such a precious design! must've taken a lot of work, and it was well worth it! <3

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ƒιѕн 2 months ago

Trying to steal a look from Lexa from The 100

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反社会的 2 months ago

I got Rick and Morty vibes from this vehicle.

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Juririn 2 months ago

🖤🖤🖤🖤

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Chris Green 2 months ago

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

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Nyqolas Corvinus 2 months ago

Blue Araujo did my hair and did a fantastic job. She’s based out of West Covina. I’d definitely go back to her for braids and any hair color you’re trying to pull off with an extensive hair color background. She really takes care of you!

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Gregg V 1 month ago

Nice to see Humungus's (from Road Warrior) daughter has stepped up to threaten Mad Max. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2gVXd7FzhQ

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Bonnie Blue Bird 2 months ago

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

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Gregg V 1 month ago

If that is your Daddy, your are a bastard.

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Gregg V 1 month ago

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

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Elizabeth 2 months ago

Yay... people who don't look like models :) I do love the realness

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Ben Steinberg 2 months ago

Wait, isn't this from Fallout?

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Pretty Pangolin 2 months ago

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

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Michelle Line 2 months ago

Need someone chained on the front.

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Kjorn 2 months ago

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

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Coco 2 months ago

awesome.

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Juririn 2 months ago

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

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Sassy Angel 2 months ago

hey dad, can u make me a metal cube?

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Orillion 2 months ago

Onwards, mighty steed!

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Nathan Bragg 2 months ago

Album cover art for a rage metal band named Cheese-Grater Enema.

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Bonnie Blue Bird 2 months ago

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

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ADHORTATOR 2 months ago

these boots are awesome

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Gregg V 1 month ago

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

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darubyprincess 2 months ago

Tatooine!

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Gregg V 1 month ago

Jesus Christ Superstar meets Apocalypse Now - coming soon!

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