A roundup of our favorite creatures and creations from Black Rock Desert.
By Emily Mathieu
Every year, over 65,000 free spirits trek to the Nevada desert. They gather to take part in the annual Burning Man Festival, a temporary community erected in the Black Rock Desert. Burning Man brings people from all walks of life together to celebrate this unique arts & music festival.
While animals aren’t allowed, that sure doesn’t stop Burners from putting on their best animal-inspired costumes and enjoying the festival! Check out some our faves below.
Unique costumes are always welcome! Check out these bat costumes, not to get confused with cats. #wearebats #notcats
You’ll spot tons of fun art exhibits at Burning Man, including this animal-inspired flamingo float. “The Pink Flamingo”
Real or fictional, all animals are welcome! Unicorns included
What better way to get around, all while standing out, on this fun tiger-inspired bike.
Another fun exhibit! This rabbit-inspired float is the talk of the town.
At Burning Man you’ll find great statues everywhere, including this large whale exhibit.
Pets aren’t allowed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t channel your inner dog.
Who knew there were bears in the desert! Black Rock City is full of surprises.
Although pets aren’t allowed at the actual festival, they always play a huge part in the early-stages and building Black Rock City.
It’s always a party with this mickey mouse inspired costume!
Normal cars are so boring! Spice it up like these guys did with this decorated vehicle
Burning Man requires a lot of prep! Remember to stay organized, pack what you need and don’t forget your rabbit head!
Another fan favorite! Bumblebees on stilts are sure to get some well deserved attention.
Another fun and unique way to get around at Burning Man! #pandacar
Hop around Black Rock City with this fun bunny onesie!
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Cruise around the festival and show off your favorite animal with this cute cat costume!
Light up the night with some fun and bright wings!
So many cats so little time! The cat costume is definitely a fan favorite.
Another convenient and unique way to get around! Just hop on your zebra!
Flap your wings on the playa! This backpack is both simple and super cute!
Make sure you coordinate your outfit with your ears! This tiger print-inspired duo has it down pat.