Rave fashion has evolved over the years from phat pants to tutus to decorated bras, and now chic flattering pieces. It’s almost comical to go through my old personal rave photos just to see how I used to dress at events. Rave fashion is whatever you make it and allows you to express yourself however you want.
Wanting to appreciate ravers who are flashy, confident, and passionate about rave fashion, Jesus (aka @asotdrop) and Jose (aka @PlurRabbit), created @EDMFashionistas to show appreciation for the rave community and to give fashion inspiration.
Jesus’ first rave was at an underground event in Miami 2009, but his first major music festival at Electric Daisy Carnival Orlando in 2012. Out of the countless festivals and events he has attended, his favorite was Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas in 2014.
“It was the first event with my West Coast friends that I met through social media,” Jesus reminisces. “With my Miami rave family that flew with me and my West Coast friends, we were all like a family.”
So, how did rave fashion come around for Jesus? His first rave outfits consisted of neon shorts and tank tops accessorized with spirit hoods and tights. Throughout his years of raving, he was later inspired by the club kids and how much they stood out. “I kind of like to look back at them and I incorporate some of the stuff I saw in them like boots, fur, and makeup,” explains Jesus.
He also looks to characters for outfit inspiration. “Sometimes [I get] a little on the scary side, like my fashionable Penny Wise costume for one of my favorite events, Escape [from Wonderland].”
EDM Fashionistas features many styles, varying from bodysuits to custom-made costumes. Every week, they share some of their favorite items to inspire other ravers to explore their options for rave attire and accessories.
Some of Jesus’ main fashion accessories that he absolutely has to have at every event? Platforms, LEDs, glitter on his face (Lunautics got him hooked onto glitter) and claws/nails inspired by the countess in American Horror Story played by Lady Gaga! "I can’t emphasize on the glitter enough! I almost feel like it is a requirement to have at least a little glitter to add life to your outfit." He says.
EDM Fashionistas even links the stores where the items came from so their viewers are never wondering, “Where the hell can I buy this?!” For buying rave attire, Jesus recommends iHeartRaves, Dolls Kill, Rolita Couture, Jackalopeland, TribeVibezDesigns, and Kraewear. With all of the options out there, there is bound to be something for any raver wanting to up their game in rave fashion!
Jesus’ advice to ravers wanting to expand their rave fashion game, “Think of things you like to inspire your outfit/costume. Check out Pinterest or Etsy and you’ll find many things that can inspire you. Sometimes coming up with an outfit takes time so little by little look more into your character and add things that you believe will look good! There are also so many people at festivals that look so amazing, you can always use ideas from others that inspire you and create your own look.”
Follow @EDMFashionistas on Instagram.
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!