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Disabled Cosplayer Turns His Wheelchair into Impressive ‘Mad Max’ Costume

A disabled cosplayer made waves after turning his wheelchair into an impressive “Mad Max” costume – and it was even complemented by his fierce ‘war girl’ girlfriend. The epic cosplay costume truly amazed people, especially after learning that he made the costume on his own!

Disabled Cosplayer Creates Impressive Cosplay Costume

There are plenty of people across the world, known as cosplayers, who truly invest their time and money in creating cosplay costumes of their favorite movie or TV show characters. They don’t mind spending a lot of money in these costumes, knowing that achieving the look is more important and would surely give them a lot of happiness.

Photo credit: Ben Carpenter / Instagram

That’s exactly what engineering student Ben Carpenter felt. Born with spinal muscular atrophy, the cosplayer from Florida uses a wheelchair to move around. But this did not stop him from living his life to the fullest and enjoying the things he really loved doing – including doing cosplay.

Photo credit: Ben Carpenter / Instagram
Photo credit: Ben Carpenter / Instagram
Photo credit: Ben Carpenter / Instagram

During a Dragon Con in Georgia, he turned heads with his epic “Mad Max” cosplay that he incorporated with his wheelchair. The “Mad Max” costume is his favorite, with modifications done to include a full buggy version for conventions that had more room to move around.

His girlfriend Amy is very supportive of this hobby and even enjoys cosplaying as his fierce ‘wargirl’ girlfriend to complete the look.

Photo credit: Ben Carpenter / Instagram
Photo credit: Ben Carpenter / Instagram

On days when he’s not, errrr, fighting warboys, the engineering student moves around with the wheelchair that has plenty of capabilities and allows him to stand up with full support. He also spends a lot of time creating his costumes on his own, even welding the “Bloodbag mobile” for the cosplay costume by himself.

Photo credit: Ben Carpenter / Instagram
Photo credit: Ben Carpenter / Instagram

Sadly, Ben passed away last December 1, 2019, at the age of 24.

What is “Mad Max”?

“Mad Max” is an Australian post-apocalyptic action film series whose success is largely credited for launching the career of Mel Gibson.

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