20 Apr How to Dress for EDC Las Vegas
How to dress for EDC Las Vegas? Every festival has a vibe, and that vibe shapes the way a person in attendance will dress. EDC Las Vegas (EDCLV) is no exception to this observation. With EDC fast approaching, it is time to begin stuffing those suitcases with stylish festival gear, glowing accessories, and beautification products galore. Here’s a quick guide on how to dress for EDCLV.
EDC Las Vegas vs Coachella vs Lollapalooza Attire
EDCLV, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, whose name says it all. Expect bright lights, bright colors and a theatrical boisterous show. It is held from dusk to dawn, and everyone knows the freaks come out at night! It’s the perfect place to rock your glitter and rhinestone rave bra, fluffy tutu, and rave booty shorts.
The fewer clothes the better as the desert is warm at night even without the sun. EDC is a 12-hour EDM spectacle, and those in attendance are no exclusion to the craziness. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes you can dance in all night long. If you’ve only ever been to a general music festival, be ready to be blown away by the participation of EDC’s headliners. Pssst, in case you don’t know, WE are the headliners at EDC Las Vegas.
Coachella Music Festival is a popular fashion statement event which lies in the desert of California and thrives off the who’s who of the celebrity world attending. Revelers match the vibe by glamming up their Bohemian chic style. Floral prints, off-the-shoulder rompers, sundresses, and big shades are topped with a flower crown or floppy straw hat and paired with gladiator sandals.
On the other hand, there is Lollapalooza Music Festival which is set in the center of the high rises in Chicago’s Grant Park. The vibe is more laid back and comfortable and less focused on dressing to impress. You’ll note jean shorts, tank tops, and tennis shoes. Though fashion-wise, Coachella and Lolla are worlds apart, they share the common denominator of not being an exclusively-EDM festival.
EDC Las Vegas Dress Code
Headliners gather at the Motor Speedway in Las Vegas and unlike Coachella, they steal the show and become the who’s who. You will immediately notice everything is to the max. To generalize, you can call it raver style, but within that “raver look” are so many variations to the spectrum.
The strict EDC dress code might not surprise you if you’ve been but it’s really almost whatever you want to wear goes. You can be exactly whatever you want to be. The only limitations are somewhat obvious when pointed out. You can’t wear any costumes that resemble public safety uniforms (police, SWAT, fire, security, or medical) in any way. Here are a few festival look ideas for exactly what to wear to EDC Las Vegas:
Before you arrive, make plenty of kandi to trade with your new friends. These are the plastic pony bead bracelets that are coveted and sometimes used as fashion statement pieces. Try your hand at making some perlers as well to rock and share with others.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my. Not the average sports mascot outfit, although some people’s costume is very close to it. Many people take on a spirit animal and dress the part. Animal mask, animal helmets, full body furs or fur accessories are all fair game.
Halloween comes early at EDC. You can definitely find people in full Halloween costumes, and they go hard and cray!
Got a favorite DJ, especially one who is performing? Head over to their website and purchase their merch. Ain’t nothing like a stan who supports their favorite. Rock your proud purchase all the way to the rail, try to get on the camera and rep your favorite DJ.
EDC is full of people who push boundaries. Being naked is definitely one of the extremes. Headliners will comfortably rock barely their outfits, fishnet tops and stockings, thong bikinis, and nipple pasties. As long as the peach, eggplant and cherry stems are covered, all other skin is fair game.
Anything bright is expected. Neon colors, LEDs, and black light materials are a must. Glitter, rhinestones, and sequins are a definite. After all, it is the Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, so shine, little star.
Any and all things Disney. Cinderella, Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Elsa from Frozen, Bell from Beauty and the Beast. You can’t go wrong.
Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, X-23, Invisible Woman, Katana, Faith, Starfish, etc.
Our Favorite Places to Shop Ravewear Outfits Online
Do you need some help finding the perfect outfit for EDC Las Vegas? We’ve got you covered! Below are some of our favorite rave wear brands. They are budget friendly so they won’t break the bank. You’ll be looking stylish in no time at all as they ship directly to your door just in time for Electric Daisy Carnival.
iHeartRaves is currently the leading rave wear brand in the United States. They are constantly coming out with new fashion collections so you’ll always be able to find something new and trendy. They partner up with fashion designers and popular influencers to create one of a kind styles only carried for a limited time. Click Here to Shop Trending Collections at iHeartRaves.
One of the things I love most about their site is that they actually curate full rave outfits (sets) for the ladies. If you aren’t very good at putting outfits together, they really help to take the guesswork out of it so you are guaranteed to look good and fit right in if this is your first time going to an electronic dance music festival. Click Here to Shop Full Rave Outfits (Sets) at iHeartRaves.
Ladies, if you are looking to take your outfit up a few notches, they also have some really cool accessories you can add to your look. Everything from body chains, leg wraps, miniature bags, fanny packs, masks, bandanas, glasses, shoes, and all things that glow, sparkle, and bring a smile to people’s faces. Click here to Shop Accessories at iHeartRaves.
Not surprisingly, men also really love to dress up and go all out with their outfits putting in more effort than your typical daily look. iHeartRaves has some really vibrant and cool graphic tees, tanks, bandanas and shorts I couldn’t go without mentioning. If you aren’t sure what to get, you really can’t go wrong with grabbing a few things off their best sellers list. Click here to Shop Men’s Best Sellers at iHeartRaves.
To help you save money, use discount code EDMWORLD at checkout for 10% OFF your order!
What I love most about the brand Into The Am is the fact that they really understand men’s desire to dress in a certain theme. For example, they have clothing ranging in a variety of themes from American patriotic, animals, dreamscape, festival, geometric, landscape, psychedelic, space, streetwear, supernatural, and tropical. Click Here to Shop Themes at Into The AM.
They also know how much ravers love gaming as EDM and video games two go together like two peas in a pod. They’ve secured licenses with some of the biggest games out right now and have exclusive merchandise for you to rock at EDC Las Vegas. Click Here to Shop Licensed Gaming Merch at Into The AM.
Our Favorite Light Up Accessories
No outfit is complete without something you can pull out and use at night to enhance your look when it’s dark. There truly is something for everyone to have even if it’s just something small and wearable like the Pixel Pro LED Goggles or Transformers LED Shirt.
One of my favorite things to do at a nighttime festival like EDC Las Vegas is to find someone who has an LED gloving set. It’s an incredible art form to witness with the music. Some ravers are able to sneak them in, but, buyer beware.
If a security guard sees you and they know the rules, they will be taken away from you and you’ll never get them back. If it’s a risk you are willing to take, go for it. Be sure to only pull them out and use them in the middle of a large crowd far away from security. Click Here to Shop LED Gloving Sets at Emazing Lights.
Although gloving is still banned at Insomniac events like EDC, they do still allow other forms of light up accessories inside. A few of my favorites are the levitation wands, whips, and poi.
These bad boys will keep you and your friends entertained while you create beautiful flow art with them. If you want to quickly make new friends, get one of these toys as you’ll be sure to draw a crowd. It’s like a moth to a flame because it’s impossible to not look at someone using them in flow. Click Here to Shop Levitation Wands, Whips, and Poi at Emazing Lights.
All Are Welcome
EDC has always subscribed to their motto, “all are welcome.” When you arrive at the Motor Speedway in Las Vegas and walk through the tunnel, you will see for yourself. There are people of all colors, shapes, and sizes and everyone feels comfortable to be who they are and dress how they like. EDC is truly a no-judgment zone which allows for so much creativity. Get wild, get crazy, or go for whatever you are most comfortable in. It really does not matter when you are under the electric sky.
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