Yesha Callahan

Mad Max Beyond ThunderProm

One of my favorite movies as a kid was, “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome”, with Tina Turner & Mel Gibson. The main thing I loved about the movie was the costume and set designs. Although it didn’t have one of the best plots, but at that time I was 11 years old, so that really wasn’t a concern of mine.
In the movie the promised land is referred to as “Tomorrow Morrow Land”, and Max (Mel Gibson) has agreed to help the lost children in their search of “Tomorrow Morrow Land”, but then comes across Aunt Entity (Tina Turner) and the battle ensues.
Who would have thunk it, that almost 23 years later in the year 2008, the offspring of the lost children of “Tomorrow Morrow Land” are alive and well and now attending their first prom!
People, please get your kids!! Upon viewing these photos, I figured out they were from a New Jersey prom, so I must bow my head in shame.
I’m not sure what parent in their right minds would let their children walk out of the house looking like this:
For some reason this kid reminds me of K-Ci from Jodeci. I’m not sure who made this outfit for this couple, but I’d ask for a refund.
The family that PROMS together, stays together. I’m upset that this kid’s first prom memory won’t be that of her own senior prom, but of her daycare prom.
At first glance, she reminded me of Evillene from The Wiz, sorry girl, but the bad news is, is that your dress is horrendous!
Hmmm, you tell me, is her date a guy with breasts or a girl? I can’t seem to tell. I have no words for either outfit.
Pink & Green was definitely the color to be seen in at this prom. If I was a guy, and my date made me wear something like that, she’d have to go solo.
My question is, whatever happened to just going to David’s Bridal or looking at Prom magazines for a dress? Am I that old? What parent in their right mind, would let their child walk out of the house looking like an escapee from Thunderdome? I’m all for experimenting with fashion, but these kids look like science projects gone bad!

  1. May 8, 2008 - Reply

    Whenever I see prom travesties like this, I know the prom is in Jersey; and how hot the mess gets is in direct correlation to the distance from Newark. As someone who rides hard for Brick City, I too, hang my head in shame.

    When I was a little girl and watched my relatives in get their custom made gowns, I always marveled at them. I wasn’t in NJ when my prom rolled around, and I ended up buying off the rack and was dismayed to see 3 other girls with my dress on. I never noticed the crazy prom contraptions represented here until I was at least 4-5 years outta high school and back in NJ, and they’ve only gotten worse every year.

    Please, everyone lets hold hands, bow our heads and pray for these chillens!

  2. May 8, 2008 - Reply

    I am dying at these outfits!!!!!!!! Honestly did they pay to have these things made. They could have gone to a thrift store and prettied up a dress there if money was an issue. Why did they come to prom dressed as futuristic strippers?

  3. May 8, 2008 - Reply

    nice pics, nice blog and tina is my homegirl MEMPHIS

  4. May 8, 2008 - Reply

    HeavenLeiBlu: Girl, I was in NJ during my prom and I never saw anything like that before…and I graduated in ’94…now, let my younger sister tell it, it went downhill after ’99…lol

    siditty: i’m sure they paid more than a david’s bridal prom dress! Lmao @ futuristic strippers!

  5. May 8, 2008 - Reply

    Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T: thanks! i’m looking forward to seeing Tina while she’s on tour this summer! NUT BUSH CITY LIMITS!

  6. May 9, 2008 - Reply


    I bet you didn’t know that those prom pics were from a few Proms here in memphis last year. Yup, they sure were. The funny thing about this, is that my daughter and I were just talking about this yesterday as she was talking about her 8th grade prom.

  7. May 9, 2008 - Reply

    RiPPa: I’m not sure if they’re from Memphis, b/c in a lot of the photos I saw, I clearly saw NJ license plates…lol

  8. May 13, 2008 - Reply

    Love the blog….found you thru Siditty!

    My eyes! My eyes! The entity(ies) responsible for this travesty against fashion should be tarred and feathered immediately!

    I graduated in ’85 (yep, call me grandma, y’all…) and I’ve never seen anything like this! I guess my idea for a black leather strapless gown wasn’t so bad after all….

  9. May 15, 2008 - Reply

    I have been out of the US for a while, but I didn’t know that things had gone that far. Yikes! I wonder how the kids who had normal prom outfits felt. If had I showed up to my prom and people were dressed like that, I would have left and gone to another prom.

  10. May 19, 2008 - Reply

    Those are some hellified outfits! (LOL) D*mn, times certainly have changed. In my day, you would have NEVER seen a kid bringing their child to the prom. That’s utterly ridiculous! (LMBAO)

    How in the h*ll do you find these outrageous pics? (LMBAO)

  11. September 29, 2009 - Reply

    This is so interested! Where can I find more like this?

  12. September 29, 2009 - Reply

    This is so interested! Where can I find more like this?

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