You wish your graduation was as cool as this ‘Mad Max’–themed ceremony

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Michelle Jaworski

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Posted on Mar 23, 2016   Updated on May 27, 2021, 1:23 am CDT

Cosplaying at Japanese universities isn’t a new phenomenon, but one group’s Mad Max: Fury Road tribute almost certainly takes the cake.

Students at Japan’s Tama Art University used Immortan Joe, his War Boys, and Coma-Doof warrior (the guy with the flaming guitar) as inspiration for their graduation outfits. It’s one thing to don white paint and possibly construct Immortan Joe’s breathing rig, but it’s quite another to include a vehicle for the occasion to carry Immortan Joe and Coma-Doof Warrior in the room.

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It was a team effort, but all of those War Boys got Immortan Joe and Coma-Doof Warrior to the ceremony right on time. The guitar didn’t shoot out flames, but that was probably a good thing.

According to one person who tweeted out photos, the girl who cosplayed as Immortan Joe was a product design major who later exited the ceremony wearing a Hakama, or a traditional Japanese dress.

It might be an incredible Mad Max cosplay, but it could also equally double as a metaphor for the post-grad life along the road for them.

H/T Kotaku | Screengrab via bnk2bnk/Twitter

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*First Published: Mar 23, 2016, 6:38 pm CDT