Burning man costume a taboo?

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Burning man costume a taboo?

Postby Apox » Fri May 27, 2011 12:50 pm

virgin burner here wondering if wearing a costume (much like the illuminated stick man costume) is considered a taboo amongst the community? I have been watching videos on youtube to get an idea how people dress for the playa at night, and realized I havent seen any )'( type costumes... I was just wondering if it has been played out, overly common, or just an overall taboo giving the symbolic nature of the burning man and its symbol...
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Postby HandJamMasterC » Fri May 27, 2011 12:54 pm

If there seems to be a " rule " about what to wear ( or not wear ) at Burning Man, it seems to be there are no rules. Go for it !!
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Postby ygmir » Fri May 27, 2011 12:59 pm

I can't imagine much of anything being "taboo".

if it's what you want to do......do it.
That simple.

you make your burn, how you like it.

Others opinions, are, just that.

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Postby Apox » Fri May 27, 2011 1:09 pm

Thanks for the advice! like i said, im still a playa virgin so I still dont know what to expect. ;)
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Postby ygmir » Fri May 27, 2011 1:12 pm

expect nothing!!
no expectations, is a big one.
be open, do exactly what makes you happy (not harming or harshing others), and, let go.
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Postby Elderberry » Fri May 27, 2011 1:14 pm

Yup, what they said.
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Postby BBadger » Fri May 27, 2011 1:18 pm

I've only seen them in videos actually. It'd be great to see it live. Go for it.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEX1PghxkJY[/youtube]
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri May 27, 2011 1:25 pm

If it's a taboo, then it's a requirement.
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Postby phil » Fri May 27, 2011 1:34 pm

> virgin burner here

The best ideas come from people who haven't been yet.
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Postby Apox » Fri May 27, 2011 1:38 pm

phil wrote:> virgin burner here

The best ideas come from people who haven't been yet.


I deff agree with your comment phil!!

and i like 'hugs'... haha!
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Postby Apox » Fri May 27, 2011 1:44 pm

and badger, my thought was the same thing as your video, but instead of the facial expressions, it would be just the diamond... and no expression. And instead of it being litterally like a stick figure, it the arm and legs would be one piece, just like the man.. )'(

I just discovered this el wire, so my mind is exploding with ideas. Another was a business suit lined with the lights (much like i found on google), a mask with goggles, and would have the bm symbol in the back of the jacket.

this is fun!
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Postby FIGJAM » Fri May 27, 2011 2:00 pm

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Postby Malachi Constant » Fri May 27, 2011 2:58 pm

No taboos, so long as the stick suit doesn't involve a shirt and no pants.

Though I can't decide if shirtstickcocking is better or worse than regular shirtcocking.

Harder to say in any case.
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Postby Apox » Fri May 27, 2011 3:02 pm

Well, if i do shirtstickcock, ill have it illuminated with bright and flashy colors, cause it would be a party!
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Postby Sail Man » Fri May 27, 2011 3:12 pm

BBadger wrote:I've only seen them in videos actually. It'd be great to see it live. Go for it.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEX1PghxkJY[/youtube]


I've seen them out there, totally cool.


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Postby Bounce530 » Fri May 27, 2011 3:44 pm

My google search didn't return any results of this one guy that has an amazing articulating outfit of the )'( the thing is prob 8 feet tall. I'm sure somebody knows who I'm talking about and can find a pic.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Fri May 27, 2011 4:08 pm

That is Miniman, by Kernul Killbuck and jellyfish.

Killbuck is doing the narrations in this video.

Rumor has it that it will be making a return to the playa this year...

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Postby TomServo » Fri May 27, 2011 7:19 pm

I got shit for wearing a Kevlar vest one year. Told the guy, that the Black Rock Rangers carried guns now. Really, it made my back feel good.
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Postby Playa+Tom » Fri May 27, 2011 9:11 pm

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Postby TomServo » Fri May 27, 2011 9:23 pm

or sequins!
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Postby Lowz » Fri May 27, 2011 11:08 pm

No taboo but sometimes one try to burn whatever look like a BM by saturday night that explain the lack of photos...
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Postby BBadger » Fri May 27, 2011 11:53 pm

Really, the only taboo is having a popped collar or any other forms of degenerate douchebaggery.
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Postby CapSmashy » Sat May 28, 2011 8:02 am

ygmir wrote:expect nothing!!
no expectations, is a big one.


Which is impossible, especially your virgin year.

I set my expectations my first year as:

1. I'm gonna get hot and dirty.
2. I'm going to see something that will make me say "Dude...."
3. I'm going to meet at least one very interesting person.

I rolled in Sat Morning at around 1 am on an early entry with the Boobie Bar and had all of my expectations satisfied by noon on that same Saturday, leaving me with a fresh open mind for the rest of the week.
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Postby tamarakay » Sat May 28, 2011 8:18 am

When i first came on here I had all these ideas and was slightly discouraged by the responses of That's been done, Nothing new, etc etc. Then a very wise person reminded me that 50% of attendees are virgins for whom it's all brand new, and no one will have done it EXACTLY like I will do it. If it gives me joy in the preparation, if it expresses something from me, then NO ONE has ever seen it before anyway.

We are playing with El-wire and LED's, we are also playing with tutus and harem pants. With cowboy dusters, boots, and hats. Trying to figure out how to do an el-wire figure with a cowboy hat on (damned obnoxious Texans), and we kinda SUCK at all of it, but it's still fun lol
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Postby Elorrum » Sat May 28, 2011 8:58 am

If I'm wearing a bandana to put over my face in a dust storm, or a stagecoach robbery, I have to rock the cowboy hat as well.
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Postby TomServo » Sat May 28, 2011 9:05 am

FUCK the bandanna! Go for a Chtulhucava and tin foil hat!

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Postby Bob » Sat May 28, 2011 9:15 am

Try dressing like a 'frat boy' and see how you get treated.

Really, costumes are stupid. Just wear a teeshirt and no pants.
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Postby TomServo » Sat May 28, 2011 9:22 am

This thread is getting nasty....Do what you want Apox! And ignore the shirtcockers on couches!
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Postby wraith » Sat May 28, 2011 12:43 pm

Shirtcoucher?
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Postby TomServo » Sat May 28, 2011 3:48 pm

wraith wrote:Shirtcoucher?


you said it
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