Every year, around 70,000 people flock to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for the annual Burning Man Festival. This year’s festival began on August 27 and will end on September 4.
Festival attendees have been known to make some crazy fashion choices in the past, and so far this year is no different. While trends like unicorn-themed memorabilia, tutus, and LED lights have been popular in the past, there’s no way of predicting which trends will dominate at this year’s music and arts festival.
As the festival goes on, INSIDER will keep an eye on Burning Man and the craziest styles to come out of the Playa. Keep scrolling to get an inside look at the legendary festival’s fashion so far.
To shield themselves from desert sandstorms, Burners wear protective gear. This festivalgoer wore oversized goggles, a scarf with a penguin print, and a captain’s hat.
A group of people wore white robes with flames on them as they walked through the desert.
Others marched through the desert wearing alien-like green Morphsuits.
Neon is a common motif at the festival. This woman wore a bright pink wig while celebrating in the Playa.
Meanwhile, a group of women dressed in mermaid-inspired shorts and sequin sports bras preformed acrobatic tricks.
This festivalgoer wore a colorful head covering with a pair of jewel and Troll Doll-adorned ski goggles, a scarf wrapped around her face, a printed bodysuit, and several necklaces.
This festival attendee wore a creative goggle and scarf combo that resembled a face. She topped off her look with a straw hat, a bikini adorned with scarves, and a pair of heeled riding boots.
These attendees wore matching jewel-toned outfits as they transported a cart across the desert.
This woman wore mainstream festival staples including striped overalls, face paint, and a fanny pack. She completed her look with a protective scarf.
This man wore a masquerade mask adorned with jewels and feathers during a fire ceremony.
During another ceremony, Burners dressed in gold robes, rabbit masks, and mesh to deliver a carrot to a shrine. Traditions are a huge part of the festival — especially this year, as the festival’s theme in 2017 is Radical Ritual.
Another festival attendee dressed in an all-metallic look cycled across the Playa.
This festivalgoer sported a tropical look in Hawaiian-print shorts, a patterned vest, a blue bandanna, a floral straw hat, and orange sunglasses.
A woman wearing a decorated corset, printed necklace and headband set, and fringed earrings stopped for a drink of water in the camping area.
This man wore a protective and eye-catching mask with colorful studs as he danced in the desert.
Another festival attendee stayed safe while expressing his personal style in ski goggles, a sequined hood, and a skull-emblazoned scarf.
Pili Montilla, an entertainment reporter and producer, danced wearing sunglasses and a sort of headdress.
This man wore a protective and decorative helmet fashioned out of Android phones.
A group of attendees dressed in furry costumes while performing in an art installation. Costumes are an integral part of Burning Man culture.
Self-expression is a major theme of Burning Man. Festivalgoers typically dress in an eclectic array of tutus, bras, and other quirky costumes.