Mad Max 3: 'Big Butch Business'
In a Rolling Stone article from 1985, Moriceau coined her approach to costuming the Bartertown guards in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) as 'big butch business' and 'male trouble'.
Horse-hair tails, American football shoulder pads, cricket shin pads, car parts (such as mud flaps and hubs), bike reflectors, wartime mens' club medals, chains, protective kidney belts (worn by motorcycle riders), braces, tribal-influenced skins, leather and studs – she assembled them all, with a macho bent. She described the aesthetic in a rare interview for French television magazine show, Les Enfants du Rock (1985).
A stand-out costume was the design Moriceau created for Tina Turner's glamazonian Aunty Entity. A sculptural masterpiece described by Rolling Stone magazine as a '32 kg soldered amalgam of dog muzzles, coat hangers and chicken wire, the whole overlaid with gleaming chain-mail butcher aprons and accessorised with pendulant auto-spring earrings'.
As well as solidifying the look for Mad Max, Moriceau also worked on another iconic Australian creation. As costume designer on Crocodile Dundee (1986), she fashioned Paul Hogan's look with its distinctive Akubra hat, shark-tooth necklace and worn leather vest.