So much more than a festival, Burning Man is a doorway to another dimension. It’s a place where everything you think you know about life is left at the door. A place to get balls out buck wild and let your beautiful bedraggled soul go freewheeling, footloose, and fancy-free.
Of course, fashion has a big part to play in the playa – your clothes are a reflection of that beautiful bedraggled soul of yours, don't know. And when it comes to men’s burning man outfits, guys don’t tend to get the inspo as the ladies do.
Don’t worry… we’ve got all the Burning Man fashion inspiration you’re ever gonna need. Here are some of our wildest, weirdest, most downright batshit crazy outfit ideas for Burning Man 2022.
But first… some ground rules.
Okay… maybe that should be the ground rule. Because, on the playa, there’s only one thing you need to know about what you need to do when it comes to picking your burning man clothes.
They have to be crazy. This is the place to dress up in the weirdest and wonderful costume you can possibly imagine. To be daring and wear the oddest, strangest most beguiling getup you’ve ever worn.
Jeans? Don’t even think about it. A polo shirt? Holy hell, no! Your favorite sweater that your grandma knitted for you three Christmases ago? Well, are you going to wear it with military boots, a tutu, and a unicorn headdress? Then make nanna proud baby boy!
Look… long and short of it. Leave your brand names at home and embrace your inner wild child. Things are about to get strange and beautiful.
Here’s our take on the best male Burning Man outfits for 2022.
Let the wild one in you run free. Unleash your inner beast and slap on some men’s leopard print pants. Men’s festival pants have come a long way since the days of cheap and cheerful dollar store tat. So, pick up something built to last and built for comfort. Then accessorize the hell out of it!
A fake fur leopard print coat will not only keep out that nighttime desert cold, but will keep you growling all night long! Throw on a fuzzy leopard print hat and a pair of big leopard print boots and you’re golden.
For those looking for an outer space vibe, think Daft Punk and funk it up with some silver men’s festival pants, a curved collar shirt, and a silver glitter jacket. Throw on some silver DMs and stomp your stylish self all over the playa!
The final piece of the puzzle? A Daft Punk space helmet. You’ll look like the real deal, all the while keeping the dreaded playa dust out of your face. Add a beer straw and side beer holder as an optional extra.
While steampunk style is hardly pushing the boat out when it comes to Burning Man, it still looks epically cool and adds to the feeling that you’ve slipped into the world of Mad Max. Go hell for leather – lots of leather – with a leather tailcoat and knee-high boots, with velvet leggings as black as your ex’s heart. A top hat is a must – preferably with built-in clogs and chains.
Top the outfit off with a monocle and a pocket watch. Although, time has no meaning in the burning of the man.
Not only does a ninja costume look hella cool, but it also comes with the added benefit of a ready-made dust mask. So, no chewing on sand, just looking like an end-of-level boss.
Burning man clothes work best when they’re cool and airy in the day and warm enough in the evening, when the sun goes down and the desert chill blows in. A midnight ninja fits the bill – billowing cloak, jet black boots and black velvet leggings... Throw on your balaclava at night time, to keep out that desert chill and add to the sense of mystery.
Magnificent Unicorn Bastard
Bring some unicorn energy to the party, in magnificent style. Unicorn festival leggings should be your centrepiece, preferably paired with suitably outrageous boots, a stringed vest, and a tutu. You’ll take tutu Tuesday by storm.
Don’t stop there. Bust out the pegasus wings, get some makeup on the go and whatever you do, don’t forget the all-important unicorn headdress.
Give them a lesson in how the west was won with one of the coolest men’s burning man outfits. Start with the stetson, the legendary item of western wear that’ll act as a stylish fashion accessory and prevent your face from burning off.
Leather chaps are a must. Wear them over your favorite men’s leggings to keep all warm and toasty as the evening chill rolls in. Don’t forget your kerchief… you’ll need it to keep those dust storms at bay. Top the outfit off with a wild and wonderful fake fur coat, for that little twist of crazy to the traditional getup.
Psychedelic Rainbow Warrior
Peacock the hell out of the party with some all-out crazy colors. Cut loose and get some full-on flair going with rainbow festival leggings, neon tee, and a big fluffy rainbow faux fur coat.
Accessorize with a medallion, oversized kaleidoscope shades, and a big rainbow hat. Then seal the deal with a paper parasol wrapped with multicolored LED lights for one of the most colorful males burning man outfits on the playa!
Brighten the night and seize it as you mean it, with a neon outfit to turn heads and spark the party into life. Neon men’s festival pants bring a daredevil larger than life spirit and some sweet sweet color to a post-apocalyptic world.
And, when it comes to accessorizing this outfit, there are no rules. If it glows, it goes baby! Better yet, wrap yourself in neon LED lights and dance the night away.