Thursday, September 06, 2012

OOTY (Outfits of the year)

One of the Burning Man tenets is "radical self-expression," which can be translated in many ways via art, music, dance and dress. Anything (or nothing) goes as far as wardrobe attire, although extremes are popular, dressing like your biggest fantasy, or wearing the wardrobe you were born in and nothing else.   The place reminds me of a cross between Star Wars (the original on Tatooine) and Mad Max.

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Our Friday night looks. Everything I am wearing was borrowed from R; everything on Joe was bought second hand,

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Our Burn night looks. Everything I am wearing was borrowed from R (though now I think I want my own tutus and giant platform boots!); Joe has actually had those silver pants from when we first started dating!

We were probably "overdressed" compared to the majority of the crowd there (i.e. not showing as much skin) but having daily outfits that you would never normally wear was great nonetheless.

5 comments:

Style Journey said...

You and Joe are just too cute! These are some out of this world outfits :)

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

That sounded too fun - where else are perfectly normal adults encouraged to dress (or undress) as much as they choose?!

Rebecca said...

You look like you had tons of fun!

Megan Mae said...

Ohmygoodness you two are too cute! I love the pink platforms and Joe's checkered jeans.

It looks like you guys had a ton of fun.

Dressing on the playa reminds me a lot of anime cons. Well, minus the nudity. Though cons can get pretty risque.

Lynne DeVenny said...

Thanks for sharing the pics! You guys look gret, and in helps me grasp the concept a little better. One attendee had custom made costumes - I know because my oldest helped make them. This is super serious business for some participants and costume technicians :)