Mad Max: I AM FURIOSA!!!

Mad Max Eimear Coghlan A head with style
After the release of Mad Max Fury Road had us all sitting anxiously on our hands with bated breath, I decided to take matters into my own hands. It’s been just over 2 weeks since my 7hr operation (double mastectomy, reconstruction & removal of lymph nodes); I’m a Chemo Queen and I am Furiosa, helping women escape the cage of beauty ideals. The future of our sisterhood lies in the support we show each other as we create our own definition of beauty. The richness of our strength glistens from the flame within.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, even more so when there are captions underneath! So I’ll let the photos do the talking…..

Mad Max Furiosa Eimear Coghlan A head with style
Escaping the cage of beauty ideals
Mad Max A head with style
Time to change the Oppressor’s tune
3a
“She’s my property!”   Furiosa rescues Capable from Immortan Joe
Mad Max Furiosa A head with style
“Oh what a day, what a lovely day!”
Mad Max Furiosa A head with style
“We are not things!”   Releasing the shackles
6b
Immortan Joe is hot on our heels snarling “Where is she taking her? I want her back!”
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“Want to get through this? Go!”
Mad Max Furiosa A head with style
“As the world fell, each of us in our own way is broken”, but together we will overcome the raging road to freedom
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Rise from the ashes. Let your inner strength “Dance upon the mountains like a flame.” (W.B. Yeats)

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Compare my Furiosa adventure to the stills of the official Mad Max film:Mad Max Furiosa A head with style

Mad Max Fury Road A head with style

Mad Max Furiosa A head with style

Mad Max Furiosa A head with styleMad Max Furiosa A head with style

Mad Max Furiosa A head with style

Mad Max Furiosa Eimear Coghlan

Mad Max Furiosa A head with style

Mad Max Furiosa A head with style

Mad Max Furiosa A head with style

Mad Max Furiosa A head with style
“It was hard to know who was more crazy. Me …or everyone else”

 I just received this Charlize Theron Mad Max Autograph from            

Charlize Theron Eimear Coghlan Furiosa aheadwithstyle

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Recreate Furiosa’s Look for Halloween or a Fancy Dress costume

Outfit:

  • White top from Primark (Pennys) for £5: Stain in tea water, rinse, then rub in used coffee grounds. Using a needle and thread string it up to create ruffles. With a sponge smear the Grimas black make-up (detailed below) all over the top
  • Sleeveless black leotard, black trousers, black boots, black shrug to wrap around neck and swimming goggles
  • 5 various Men’s belts in Primark from £2 – £4 each  and my own leather satchel
  • Chained belt: Using three belts to create one belt, I clipped in the middle a silver bracelet from Primark (in a set for £2). I deconstructed 3 necklaces (£2 each Primark) to use the chains and attached them to the bracelet. Using the pendant from one of the necklaces, I turned it backwards and attached to the middle of the bracelet.

Make-up:

  • Black “Instant Colour Hair Spray and Wash out”: Spray all over the head.
  • Grimas Water Make-up (PURE) Black 101: With a wet sponge apply only on the front part of the head and face and smear along arms
  • MAC Black Matt Eyeshadow & Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24H 01 Black: For the eyes
  • Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant: Apply this oily gel with your fingertips over the black on the front of your head, face and arms to recreate the oily look

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Check out my behind the scenes video of our Mad Max: I AM FURIOSA photoshoot!

Official Mad Max Fury Road Trailer:

74 Comments Add yours

  1. kaxtone says:

    Reblogged this on KaXtone's Blog.

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  2. Reblogged this on nmisling and commented:
    Awesome Movie

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  3. I saw it last week, just one word: WOW!

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  4. luiedavis says:

    I’m new to this app but I know great courage and spirit. I love this set, my cancer fighting friends will all rejoice in your shared journey. The “Fury Road” is really the battle history of Feminism and the fight for equality. Great movie and a great blog. Thank you.

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  5. Il est super ton blog

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  6. Josie says:

    This is so rad!

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  7. Margaret O Callaghan says:

    Eimear once again I am astounded, you never ceaze to amaze me absolutely brilliant…

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  8. bolaomotosho says:

    Reblogged this on bolaomotosho and commented:
    Awesome photos from aheadwitstyle, it’s wonderful to to be unique in your own way. Being unique with your style makes you stand out always.

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  9. vl513 says:

    It look like a good movie, but it remind me of Tupac California Love.

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  10. blogglord says:

    Great 👍

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  11. Mrs. Mary Prescott says:

    Good 😊 F4f ?

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  12. You are rocking this!! So awesome and you look fabulous!

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  13. terriheal says:

    Great work on the recreation and the the motivation behind it keep up the good fight!

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  14. arnonarnon says:

    A crazy movie but cool!

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  15. razzell2 says:

    Loved this. Very creative.

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  16. razzell2 says:

    Reblogged this on WordPressReblog and commented:
    This is epic. Loved this!

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  17. EnviroSolutions says:

    very creative photos.

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  18. TristanKunz says:

    Reblogged this on Tea Time with Tristan* and commented:
    This is just AWESOME. Can’t wait to see this movie for myself.

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  19. zoralola says:

    You are awesome!!!!!

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  20. samitakaur1974 says:

    Reblogged this on myideasaremine.

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  21. Crissy Dean says:

    A very well written piece. Great job! I really enjoyed it. Last month I created a new page called Real Life Natural Wife. I hope you’ll come check it out and leave me a comment with your thoughts.
    Congrats on being freshly pressed!

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    1. Thank you!! happy to hear you enjoyed it xxx

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  22. blaupause7 says:

    Reblogged this on Blaupause7 and commented:
    I don’t know what to say. Your story is very touching;

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    1. Hi Ulrike, thank you, that’s very kind of you.xxx

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  23. blaupause7 says:

    Hi, I enjoyed your recreation of Mad Max very much – may I reblog it?

    cheers
    Ulrike

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    1. Hi!!! Delighted to hear my Chemo Queen take on it!! Pls do reblog!! thanks Ulrike xxx

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      1. blaupause7 says:

        Thank you very much for your reply. I’m reading more & more of your posts…

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      2. Delighted to hear it!! I hope they keep you entertained xxx

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  24. Your remake of this is amazing!! The makeup is perfect!

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    1. Thank you so so much!!! I think it’s evident how much fun we had!!! Thankfully a builder let us in to use the demolition site as our background!! I don’t think he was impressed when we then came in with a bazooka!! I’ve given the make-up products above. It so fun to make myself as dirty as possible!! hahahah

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  25. PEIN says:

    Nice costumes. I have seen Maxie tomorrow so i am fresh in, does it take a long to prepare this look?

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    1. Why thank you!! It didn’t take long, or perhaps I was enjoying it too much to notice!! For me, my look is described above, it was recreating the top that probably took the longest. Making the belt chain was easy and fun, once you had what you needed. Rachel (the red head) had cool army gear so she brought the cool army jacket and gas mask that Frankie (Immortan Joe) is wearing. I took the grey tube out of his vacuum cleaner and stuck inside the straps of the gas mask to create the tube look that comes out. Rachel cut up t-shirts and made a chastity belt out of handbag chain straps. For the background, we went to a car scrap yard and discovered it was now a construction site!! It helped having Rachel dressed the way she was as the builder boss allowed us to go in and have a photo shoot there! It was a demolition site and we were very lucky they hadn’t knocked down that cool graffiti wall. Then on the way home, I spotted an old van parked outside of a cafe so that was perfect for the vehicle background! I based the story above and quotes on the trailer, so don’t know if my story is even correct!! But I think I have the general gist of it!! Did you love the movie? I have to get to a cinema pronto and watch it xx

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      1. PEIN says:

        Thanks, interesting. So if am i right,did you choose Mad Max because of interesting look? (or are u fan of old movies??) Sorry for my first comment (it was made by mobile phone and autocorrection 😦 ) Anyway, i have seen movie yesterday. I think, your story is ok (only guitare shall not be in hands of Joe 😀 ), but it is definitelly worth of it – to see movie at cinema. Movie is not so deep but it is full of action and without some unreal fails. Good luck with your next costumes 😉

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      2. Yep I choose Furiosa for not only the look but also what she represents. She’s a woman with a shaved head and an amputated arm yet (from what I saw in the trailers) her inner strength roared like a lion. To me that’s beauty. In the trailer I saw a guitar with flames blasting out of it from one of bad guys on the back of a truck, so I thought we would funk up Immortan Joe a bit with it!! hahah

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  26. Lol..I can’t believe that you actually did a photo shoot with all that make-up. It would have been an interesting experience for you 😀
    The richness of our strength glistens from the flame within. Love this line 🙂

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    1. hahah thank you Aniket!! And poor Charlize having to do most of the movie with it on!! Actually it was grand and didn’t bother me at all. Someone stopped me and asked whether it was tattooed on!! It was super fun doing it! Especially as builders had stopped working to video us and they thought it was hilarious!! I’m delighted to hear that you like that line! If you like words and poetry, you should check out my poem “Rise from the Darkened Night”, it’s about the chemo and its after effects: https://aheadwithstyle.com/2015/02/13/rise-from-the-darkened-night/

      xxx

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  27. ramla5 says:

    Reblogged this on ramla5.

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    1. thank you!! glad you like it!!

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    1. thank you!! glad you like it!!

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  28. wwwpalfitness says:

    You definitely have the look. Holly wood has not really had a new idea in 20 years. Bad sequels, prequels and reboots are said. I like the cast in this and it was a bad original so it should surpass the original

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    1. shucks!! why thank you!! i had super fun doing the shoot with my two buddies. the trailer is so epic it gave me goosebumps on my goosebumps! I’m hoping to see the film soon now it’s out…hope it lives up to the excitement of the trailer!

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      1. razzell2 says:

        You rocked this.
        I disagree with wwwpalfitness in only one instance… the original was pretty cool. Cant wait to see this reboot of the old classic.
        Of course, when I do watch it I will only see you, and these images, in the matching scenes 😉

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  29. wwwpalfitness says:

    Reblogged this on wwwpalfitness.

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      1. wwwpalfitness says:

        you’re welcome

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  30. Chanamaro says:

    Reblogged this on chanamaro and commented:
    Indeed, a picture is worth a thousand words. I couldn’t as well agree more to your proposition that women need to create their own definition of beauty. Incredible photography and costume, I should admit. Thank you for sharing your feelings in the making of Mad Max.

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    1. thank you for your very kind words! indeed, women have been trapped in their own perception of what beauty should be, conditioned by the never ceasing media images we are bombarded with. Since losing my hair to chemo, I love my bald head so much, that now it’s growing back i’m keeping it nearly bald! It has made me stand out and I love it!! Everyday beauty can be so boring, uniqueness is what catches the eye xxx

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    1. thanks rolletka!! glad that you liked it! xx

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    1. thanks!! glad you liked it! xx

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