Daydre wrote:1) My most comfortable clothes out there consisted of cotton leggings, long flowing skirts, and sarongs. I found out the hard way that things that were too binding or had a scratchy fabric drove me crazy (especially in the heat) and I was ripping them off of me in no time.
2) I brought mid-calf combat boots thinking that was the thing to do, but for the most part they just made me hot and gave me blisters. I gifted them by Thursday. I ended up finding my low top converse to be perfect and ended up being my go-to shoes for most outings. Your mileage may vary, but that was my experience at least. Oh and yes, flip flops for hanging out around your camp.
3) I have very long hair so this was something I pondered about before I went as well. For the first few days I kept it down naturally, or threw it up if I got hot. The dust is kind of a funny magical thing to hair. By mid-week I had a lovely wild body that no hair product could ever give me and I kinda loved it. I didn't even feel the need to wash it with that fine layer of dust soaking up all the oils. But beware as that wild beauty look may soon transition into a matted mess, as did with mine. This year I'm braiding it ahead of time.
As said above, embrace the dust. After a week you'll forget it's even there. Then after you get back home, you will miss it terribly and stuff your face into your backpack just to get that smell one more time...trust me, you'll see.
Ratty wrote:I'm a costume person. 365-24-7.
I can guarantee that you won't wear everything you bring.
Do not spend a butt-load of money on playa clothes.
You will be hot. Step outside your comfort zone and wear less than usual.
You will be cold. Your costume at night will be your coat.
Bring some comfortable athletic shoes and twice as many socks as you think you'll need.
Go to shampoo camp if you feel 'itchy'.
You will have playa dust in every crack. Enjoy it.
Mohairs wrote:I switched to plain sneakers. This year I'm going to PAINT them!
Eric wrote:Mohairs wrote:I switched to plain sneakers. This year I'm going to PAINT them!
Careful - the areas you paint become sealed (this includes acrylic, spray paint, and oil paint). If you're just doing some swirlies or stuff you should be fine, but if you paint the whole shoe you've just made them little acrylic ovens. I've done small areas & been fine, I would never paint my whole shoes (unless they were already leather, where you're not going to lose the "breathing" ability to a noticeable degree)
AntiM wrote:Try some 3-D fabric paint. You can get some nifty GID ones, or sparkle or glitter, and they do not shed. I use them on everything.
lucky420 wrote:Uhhhhhhh what are toms?
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