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Alright, everyone: what do tampon flasks, bear suits and onesie sleeping bags all have in common? These things are pretty much the ying to any rave-goers yang, the Thelma
Molly to their Louise, and, ultimately, the stars of our list of the nine essential things you NEED to accessorize the perfect rave party outfit with.
Shinesty, one of the weirdest, but also more amusing, stores I've come across in a while, made creating this list quite easy, considering they have pretty much everything on here. They have some hilarious gear for a lot of different events and holidays, especially July 4th, but their festival outfit game is pretty strong too. I even included them on my list of best stores to buy rave outfits from.
Anyways, without further ado, here is our list of the best rave party outfit essentials you maybe didn't even know you needed:
2. A FANNY PACK
This is #2 for a reason because it is of the utmost importance that you don't lose your stuff, only second to successfully smuggling in alcoholic beverages. Fanny packs are god's gift to festival-goers. They make sure that you still have your phone, passport and hotel key after 20 straight hours of out-of-your-mind debauchery. NEVER underestimate a tiny decorated pouch that stays safely clipped around your waist. Ever.
Celebrating at Ultra? EDC Las Vegas? Anywhere remotely close to a pool and/or body of water that you would like to jump into? Or maybe you just like to wear speedos. That's OK too, because I generally highly encourage anyone and everyone to wear a speedo as their rave party outfit.
It may be a little early to celebrate the 4th of July, but it's NEVER too early to celebrate AMERICA. Make sure everyone at Electric Love and Tomorrowland know that you love the good ole' USA and don't they forget it!!!
While this could technically be included in #4 because there are a lot of ‘merica hats out there now a days, Shinesty has quite an extensive selection of hilarious snapbacks that I encourage you to visit here. Show your retro side with a 90's rap inspired snapback, or, better yet, your seductive side, with the inexplicably named “Butt Snorkler” Collection.
6. A BEAR COAT
These seem to be popular at raves for some reason. Not really sure why. Maybe they represent the slow degradation of human civilization into a bunch of therianthropes (look it up).
Usually I'm just like meh about sunglasses, but these have a VISOR attached to them. Good god, somebody please buy these and wear them in public for me, I need to see them in action.
For all of you brave enough to trek out to Burning Man and sleep in tents because you somehow think that is a fun thing to do, well do I have the outfit for you! This sleeping bag onesie is the perfect lazy man's rave party outfit because it basically allows you to take a nap anywhere you want at any time and is also very handy for those who lose their hotel keys because they didn't wear a fanny pack (see point #2).
I just found this and decided it was essential because I think it's hilarious. If I saw anyone wearing this at a festival I would follow them around and make them my new best friend.