This past Labor Day weekend, New York City hosted the 13th Electric Zoo Festival at Randall’s Island, with an estimated 100,000 EDM-loving attendees ready to shuffle, headbang and simply vibe next to the Manhattan Skyline. Each year, EZOO tends to assign a theme to their festival from Supernaturals to Wild Island in 2016 to this year’s 3.0 theme, which boasted all-new festival stage names, improved experiences, and an overall futuristic feel.
Ravers certainly took to the theme and the fashion spoke to not just the theme but to the city, the summer and the trends we’re seeing at festivals all over the country with an overall re colorful flair with all types of patterns and textures dominating and decorating each outfit.
The weekend brought with it a lot of sun and heat, and most were dressed in shorts, skirts, and super light clothing in order to not melt away with the last of an otherwise majestic New York Summer. Many brought along fans, sunglasses & bucket hats to beat the heat and as statement pieces for their already masterfully put together ensembles, which is not surprising for one of the fashion capitals of the world – raves are certainly no different.
Although it truly is all about the music, it’s always so fascinating to see how the fashion speaks to the times throughout history, from Woodstock in ‘69 to the way we transition through trends nowadays, all fashion ties into the overarching culture in the EDM world today, which is heavily influenced by the music, by the movements in different cities, by dances and dialects.
Here are some of the looks we saw at Electric Zoo 3.0 this weekend! Can you spot IHR? Wore IHR? Make sure to tag us @iheartaves to get featured!
Halloween is fast approaching, and we all know the best part of this holiday is choosing the ultimate costumes! As ravers, we are no strangers to dressing up, and Halloween is an awesome time to show off our style skills. There are so many directions you can go in when deciding what to be for Halloween, so we’re giving you some suggestions to make your decision a little easier.
Out Of This World
Extraterrestrial themes are huge in the rave world, and Halloween is the best excuse to dress up as a sexy alien or a house-loving astronaut. There are also a ton of opportunities for couples and group costumes that fit this theme! Build an alien squad with your friends in the Cosmic Chaos Alien Costume and the Solstice Kiss Holo Set, or explore the unknown in matching astronaut suits. Add some glitter, and you will surely have an out-of-this-world Halloween experience!
Embrace Your Wild Side
Feeling wild this spooky season? Cowgirl costumes are super cute and perfect for any Halloween event. Embrace your wild side and let loose with a cowboy hat and your best chaps, or make it glam!
Certain costumes will never go out of style. Classic costumes come back every year because they are timeless. If you’re feeling scary this Halloween, try a holographic skeleton or a seductive devil costume. If you’re going for a flirtier vibe, you can never go wrong with the Team Techno Cheerleader outfit. This fit is a fun take on the basic cheerleader costume! You can make any of the classics your own with glitter, accessories, and other modern twists.
Have a legendary Halloween dressed as your favorite mythical creature! Fairies, elves and unicorns are not only charming characters, but they are also very trendy right now. These Fractal Fantasy Fairy Wings will transform any outfit into an enchanting fairy ensemble. You could also pair this Rainbow Unicorn Costume with some sparkly fishnets for a dazzling festival look!
Ravers love to dress up year-round. But if there's one thing that we don't get to do often, it's bring the spooky vibes with scary costumes around Halloween! This time of year is the perfect time to show off your spooky side, with costumes that are gory, creepy, or all around terrifying.
No matter what you decide to be this year, you can’t go wrong. As long as you’re feeling like your best self, you’re going to slay this Halloween!