It's no secret that rave culture has evolved over the years. From, new fashion trends, to expanding genres of music, to massive festivals, this scene is an ever-changing way of life. Whether your fashion sense has evolved or your musical tastes have changed, chances are that you're probably a different raver than when you were first introduced to the scene. Everybody's personal growth as a raver is a unique story that is likely to land at the same conclusion - even though you may change, your love of raving stays the same. No matter how you've changed over the years (or even months), reflecting from your first rave to where you are now is always fun and memorable to look back on.
Here are five questions that I get asked a lot about my personal evolution as a raver:
What was your first rave?
What does rave culture mean to you?
How has your rave fashion evolved over the years?
What advice do you have for people who want to step up their rave fashion but don't know where to start?
Rave fashion is a great way to show the rave world who you are. I would suggest picking a color or theme that represents you and build off of it. For example, some people like Zelda, so they incorporate a triforce in their outfit. Some people love unicorns so they decide to go full on rainbow theme, including unicorn pasties. Draw styling inspiration from Instagram pages or make a Pinterest board. We also have an outfits section on iHeartraves.com where you can see how we put together outfits for our photo shoots. This is a great way to get a better understanding of styling. Remember, you don't have to go full-on raver your first time. Start with something that you're comfortable with and you'll inspire yourself to get a bit more creative each time. Raves are a safe place where we are told to treat others with peace, love, unity, and respect. It's supposed to be a judgment-free zone where you can express yourself however you want whether it's through fashion, flow arts, dance, etc. Raves take on more meaning when you contribute through the art you choose.