The most outrageous fashion spotted at Burning Man 2016

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Women at Burning Man 2016 in Nevada.
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Some 70,000 people ventured to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for this year’s Burning Man festival, which ended September 5.

And they certainly did it in style.

Burning Man fashion often looks like characters from “Mad Max” meet those from “Star Wars.” Many “burners” this year sported things like rainbow goggles, neon shorts, and unicorn horns – that is, if they didn’t go naked.

Here are a few of the most outlandish outfits spotted at Burning Man 2016:


At Burning Man, attendees eschew social norms and often wear their craziest costumes.

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Many burners express themselves through fashion. Here’s one participant with a mohawk, knee-length buckled boots, a fanny pack, reflective sunglasses, and a bikini.

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To protect their eyes from the Black Rock Desert’s sandstorms, people often need goggles. The woman pictured below brought a funky, space-age pair.

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Others upped their level of protection with gas masks …


… and tied scarves around their faces.

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Odes to unicorns were also popular in Burning Man fashion.

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The woman below wore an even fancier unicorn headdress along with heart-rimmed sunglasses.

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Despite the heat in the desert, some Burners chose to wear fur coats …

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… with little underneath.

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Model Cara Delevingne came with a rainbow fur coat.

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Some who weren’t covered in fur opted for bejeweled jackets instead.

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Burners who wanted even more height brought stilts (and pants long enough to cover them).

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There were also plenty of tutus …

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… wild masks …

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… speedos …

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… metallic swimsuits …


… and neon corsets.

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This rainbow polka dot onesie looks like one of the more comfortable options.

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Many people also painted their faces and bodies.


Wild, quirky accessories were also common. This woman accessorized with a parasol …

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… while this man brought a stuffed My Little Pony.


This woman donned a flower crown with a skull attached.


At night, the playa lit up with burners’ glow-in-the-dark and LED-decorated garb.


The festival’s fashion was an art form in itself.