Public Service Announcement: What Kind of Costume Should I Wear at Burning Man?

It’s a well known fact that people in costumes have more fun! It’s true at parties, at Burning Man, and at funerals. The guy in the clown costume always has more fun at funerals.

But what kind of costume should you wear?  How about fuzzy boots?  Has anybody done that?  Do people there know about EL wire?  What should you do?

Don’t worry!  We’ve got you covered, with this BMIR Public Service Announcement!  This will clear everything up!


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About the author: Caveat Magister

A member of Burning Man Project's Philosophical Center, Caveat served as the Volunteer Coordinator for Media Mecca from 2008 - 2013, and the lead writer/researcher for Burning Man's education program from 2016 - 2018. Caveat is the author of The Scene That Became Cities: what Burning Man philosophy can teach us about building better communities. He has also written several books which have nothing to do with Burning Man. He has finally got his email address caveat (at) burningman (dot) org working again. He tweets, occasionally, as @BenjaminWachs