This year’s Burning Man — the wild, weeklong, annual festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert — will start on August 27.
Tens of thousands of people are expected to venture to the desert and follow a 31-year tradition of creating a temporary city, making art, throwing nonstop parties, and burning “the man” (a 100-foot flammable structure that resembles a stick figure).
Another essential part of Burning Man is the costumes, which usually include some combination of unicorn horns, goggles, Mylar spacesuits, and glow-in-the-dark gear. Burning Man’s fashion has changed since its founding in 1986, when just 35 people attended.
From t-shirts to spandex bodysuits, take a look at the evolution of the festival’s fashion below.