Founded in 1986, the 31-year-old festival has grown in age and popularity, and festival goers’ style has only gotten more and more intense, too. This year, some 30,000 people (who were able to swoop up tickets before they sold out in under an hour) will bring their loudest, most delightfully outrageous outfits back to Black Rock City, Nevada.
Burning Man is in a field of its own when it comes to festival style. Sure, cutoffs and flower crowns at Coachella are cute, but Burning Man devotees spend careful time, energy and feathers into concocting the perfect, most on-brand looks they can find.
Ahead of Burning Man 2017, we give you a mere sampling of its most wonderful, wacky, wild looks throughout the years. Warning, a few of these looks may be NSFW.