What to wear to Karnival of the Arts Festival 2023, Jacumba Hot Springs, CA

What to wear to Karnival of the Arts Festival 2023, Jacumba Hot Springs, CA

Our 2023 Festival Clothing Guide | Furrocious Furr

Karnival of the Arts Festival

What is Karnival of the Arts Festival?

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to the greatest show on earth! Well, maybe not the greatest show on earth, but certainly the greatest carnival of the arts on the West Coast. That's right, Karnival of the Arts is back and it's bigger, better and more colorful than ever before.

Founded by a group of friends in north east Pennsylvania in 2019 on Labor Day weekend, Karnival of the Arts has quickly become one of the most anticipated festivals of the year. And this year, is the second annual west coast event for Karnival of the Arts West in Jacumba Hot Springs, California.

Karnival of the Arts Festival

For those who haven't been to Karnival of the Arts before, let us give you a taste of what to expect. Imagine a world where the boundaries between art, music, and flow are blurred. Where creativity and expression are not only encouraged but celebrated. Where you can dance your heart out to the beats of local and national talent while watching mesmerizing flow performances.

Karnival of the Arts Festival

And speaking of flow, if you're not familiar with it, it's a type of movement that combines dance, performance art, and object manipulation (think hula hoops, poi, and juggling). It's a beautiful and mesmerizing art form that adds an extra layer of magic to the festival.

Karnival of the Arts takes pride in showcasing both established and up-and-coming artists, musicians, and flow performers. The triple stages allow for non-stop entertainment, and you'll never run out of things to see and do.

Karnival of the Arts Festival

But it's not just about the performances. There are art installations, workshops, and vendors selling unique and handmade items. And let's not forget about the food and drinks – we've got everything from vegan options to craft beer.

Karnival of the Arts is truly a one-of-a-kind festival that celebrates creativity, expression, and community. So get your ticket to an unforgettable experience that will leave you feeling inspired and energized in a one-of-a-kind triple stage at this East meets West event


Karnival of the Arts Festival

What Should You Wear Karnival of the Arts Festival?

Karnival of the Arts Festival 

Day Time Outfit Ideas

As the daytime temperatures tend to soar, it is advisable to don breathable and lightweight attire. To combat the occasional breeze, layering thin and flowy clothing over shorts and beachwear is a great option.Tops


Options for tops are endless. Have fun and get creative.  Here are some ideas for tops:

  • Holographic/Reflective clothing
  • Pastel Outfits
  • Fringe or Chain details
  • All Black Outfits
  • Bodysuits
  • Rhinestones and Sparkles
  • Bikini or Crop Tops
  • Mesh Outfits and Layering 
  • Trippy Prints
  • Crochet
  • Corsets
  • Tie Dye 
  • Neon Clothes
  • Animal prints


burner outfits
Outfits by @nancymarcusdesigns


To ensure comfort and style throughout the day, consider opting for beach bottoms, patterned skirts or wide-leg pants as your choice of bottom wear.

  • Bohemian Pants or Skirts
  • Fringe or Chain skirts
  • High Waisted Shorts
  • Bell Bottoms
  • Leggings
  • Sheer or Mesh Bottoms
  • Sarongs/ Wraps
  • Cotton or Linen Bottoms
  • Board Shorts
  • Denim Shorts
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Duster and outfit by @medusacomplex_fashion

Layering Pieces

Due to the unpredictable weather, layering your clothing is vital. Ensure that you pack a variety of options, such as kimonos, dusters, vests, hoodies and more, for both warm and cool temperatures.

To elevate your festival attire, we recommend checking out some of our preferred handmade kimono brands.






Karnival of the Arts Festival 

Night Time Outfit Ideas

Karnival of the Arts Festival


Don't let the hot desert sun fool you, because when night falls, it gets chilly real quick. So, make sure you pack some long-sleeved tops, jackets, sweaters, hoodies, knit tops, shrugs, or anything with sparkly and embellished details to keep yourself cozy and stylish. Don't be afraid to show off your adventurous side with some bold prints and bright colors to add a fun and creative vibe to your look.

 festival faux fur coat

Women's Short Duchess Chinchilla Coat


At Karnival of the Arts, the nighttime temperatures can be unpredictable. So, make sure you're ready for anything by packing some warm leggings, cozy knits, or heavier weight pants. And if you're feeling extra adventurous, why not rock an animal onesie to stay snug and stylish? Don't forget to mix and match with different tops and accessories to create your own unique nighttime look that's guaranteed to make heads turn!

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Warm Coats/Jackets

When the sun goes down at Karnival of the Arts, it's time to snuggle up with your BFFs - coats and jackets! From leather to wool, fleece to flannel, denim to everything in between, the options are endless. But, let's be real, nothing beats a killer faux fur coat or jacket. It's the perfect combo of warmth, coziness, and style - all in one.


gray wolf coat

Desert Warrior Coat in Gray Wolf

Looking for the ultimate blend of warmth, comfort, and style at Karnival of the Arts? Look no further than Furrocious Furr! Our coats are made of the softest, coziest material that will make you feel like you're being hugged by a fuzzy bear all night long. Plus, they come with 5 pockets and our signature backpack straps, so you can dance freely without worrying about your belongings. And if you really want to stand out, our LED options will make you shine like a star. Don't settle for anything less than the best – get Furrocious Furr and stay warm and fabulous all festival long!

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Women's White Raven Coat and Women's Sequin Temptress Coat

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Check out our fun and colorful Men's Dutch coats.

 chinchilla fau fur coats

Women's Desert Warrior Coat Truffle, Men's Short Desert Warrior Coat Truffle

Faux Chinchilla Fur

When the temperature drops and it's freezing cold, you need something that will keep you warm and cozy.  Look no further than our exclusive Tissavel Chinchilla Collection - it's the crème de la crème of luxury faux fur coats. With its supreme warmth, ultra-soft feel, and perfect fit, you won't find a better coat anywhere else. Trust us, you'll be the envy of everyone at the festival!


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Photo by @adrianthephotographer

LED Coats & Vests

If you are really wanting to stand out from the crowd be sure to check out our premium LED Collection.  Get ready for hours of fun with 200 light-changing patterns that you can control with a Bluetooth app on your phone. We guarantee that you'll be the life of the party and turn heads all night long!


dolls kill shoes
Shoes by @dollskill

Festival Footwear 

Hey there, festival-goers! If you're planning on traversing the dusty terrain of Karnival of the Arts, you gotta have the perfect pair of shoes. Trust us, you'll be doing a lot of walking and dancing, so comfort and durability are key. Make sure to pack some breathable kicks for daytime and warm boots for nighttime, but don't forget to let loose and have some fun with your footwear choices! Pick shoes that match your outfit and show off your personal style.


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Accessorizing your outfit at Karnival of the Arts is a great way to showcase your one-of-a-kind style, while also protecting yourself from the elements. Bring along some hats, sunglasses, and scarves to keep that hot sun off your back. Dusty weather? No problem! Bandanas and face masks have got you covered. And for keeping all your festival essentials close by, holsters and backpacks are the way to go. So, let's have some fun and add some extra flair to your festival look with some bold and funky accessories!

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Shorty Duke Coat in Hot Pink Wolf, fanny pack by @sojourner

Fanny Packs

Why be weighed down by bags when you can have all your essentials in one stylish and practical Sojourner's festival fanny pack? With a variety of designs to choose from, you can find the perfect one to match your personality and outfit. So dance the night away without a worry in the world!

leather holster
Holster by @wildjunedesigns

Leather holsters

Leather Holsters are a popular way for carrying your essentials. We like @mysticfables, or Ellko and Uber Gypsy fashion on Etsy.  For vegan leather holsters check out @wildjunedesigns.

Festival Hats & Goggles

LoveKhoas can create a unique and personalized hat or pair of goggles that perfectly matches your style.

festival sunglasses
Glasses by @mywillows

Festival Shades

Wherelight and @mywillows offers a variety of distinctive shades that can complement any outfit.

feather earings
Feathers & face chain by @noyamagic


The jewelry game at Karnival of the Arts is on point! With a plethora of options available, you can mix and match bold necklaces and statement earrings to your heart's content. Don't be shy to add some color and sparkle to your outfit, because here, we're all about the bling!

Feather accessories @noyamagic

Talismanic, earth-inspired jewelry designs Chrysalism

Handmade marcrame jewelry @JahdoraGemsShop

Organic jewelry @thirdeyepinecones

Crystal jewelry @goghaus 

love machine festival fashion
Photo by @adrianthephotographer

Lazer cut LED pendents from Aglowgeo will add the right light to every outfit.

love machine festival fashion led coats
Photo by @adrianthephotographer

Get the Perfect Warm & Cozy Faux Fur Fashion from Furrocious Furr

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Luxury Faux Fur 

We hand make warm & cozy faux fur accessories for men & women made of the most luxurious faux fur and lined with super soft cuddle minky fabric.

At Furrocious Furr we have a vast variety of warm, cozy and super stylish faux fur coats and accessories for men and women.  From short to long, light weight to super warm, hooded or collars, bright colored to natural faux fur, to sequins and novelty fabric we have it all.  If you don't see your dream coat here, we can make it for you.  Contact us about our custom orders

luxury faux fur coats

In Stock, Ready to Ship

For last minute shopper you can always check our in stock items that are ready to ship

cheetah hood
 To add a fun layer of warmth to your outfit check out our Simian Hoods

Fur Hoods, Scarves etc.

Explore our furry accessories collection that includes animal hoods, boot covers, scarves, infinity scarves, and paws. We can customize them in any faux fur of your preference.

led fur coats

LED Coats & Vests

If you are really wanting to stand out from the crowd be sure to check out our exclusive LED Collection.  We guarantee hours of fun with 200 Light changing patterns controlled with a blur tooth app on your phone.

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Yes, Karnival of the Arts Festival has a camping area. They offer car camping and RV passes.

Yes, Karnival of the Arts is held outside.

Karnival of the Arts began in 2019.

Karnival of the Arts is Art.  Music.  Flow. The festival brings together artists, musicians and flow performers together on triple stages highlighting the best of local and national talent. 

Faux fur coats can be a great way to stay warm and cozy at Karnival of the Arts because temperatures drop at night.

Furrocious makes the best coats for Karnival of the Arts. Furrocious faux fur coats are not only stylish and fashionable but completely functional for all your festival needs. They have a wide variety of styles for men and women to choose from. Furrocious Furr coats are extremely comfortable and cozy. Each coat is made of the softest faux fur and most high quality materials, super cozy lining, has multiple pockets, and backpack straps so when its too hot you can wear you coat like a cape and never have to put it on the ground. Save your self the trouble of illuminating yourself with blinky string lights and get a LED Furrocious Furr Coat. You are immediately lite up with the push of a button and ready for the night.

Furrocious Furr makes the warmest festival coats compared to other brands. In addition to thier wide range of faux fur from thin to thick, to super thick, to various faux chinchilla qulaities, they use a plush minky cuddle lining that adds extra warmth and coziness to each coat. They have the level of warmth each person needs.

Furrocious Furr makes the softest faux fur coats for Karnival of the Arts. They only use the highest quality faux fur which are all extremely soft. The faux chinchilla furs are by far the softest.

You can get a nice faux fur coat made in China for under $100 on Amazon. But there is no guarantee how well it will fit and how long it will last. It also won't have multiple pockets and other design features that a more expensive faux fur coat will have. If you are looking for fast disposable fashion you can buy a cheap nice faux fur coat but it you want a quality faux fur coat that will last and be eco friendly a more expensive coat is the better option in the long run.

A well made faux fur coat is better than a vintage real fur coat for Karnival of the Arts because it is not only animal free but also more comfortable, durable, and functional. With advanced fabric technology high quality faux fur can be as warm as real fur. Today it is doubtful that a vintage real fur coat will fit as well as a faux fur coat made today. A vintage fur coat will not have as many pockets as a new faux fur coat. Many vintage real fur coats have lost durability over time and will not hold up as well as a quality faux fur coat.

Faux fur coat is warm enough for Karnival of the Arts. Faux fur coats range in thickness and levels of warmth. You should choose a faux fur coat that matches your level of tolerance in cold temperatures.

Faux furs coats CAN get wet, but it not recommended. It's best to keep it dry whenever possible. Rain won't ruin a faux fur coat and will dry hung in a ventialted area. Use a brush to fluff the fur back to life after it dries.

Yes. We recommend dry cleaning your faux fur coat at a reputabe cleaner for best results. You can also hand wash in cool water with a mild detergent or shampoo. Hang to dry. No heat.

Yes, you can wash a coat covered in dust and dirt. You must you a machine gental cylce. Too much agitation will ruin the fur. Air dry. No Heat!

It is recommended that you dry clean your faux fur coat after going to an event to refresh it. You can also hand wash in cool water with a mild detergent combined with vinegar. Hang dry the coat in a ventilated area and fluff with brush.

A faux fur coat is made of synthetic acrylic and polyester fibers.

A faux fur coat is 100% ethical and moop free making it the perfect eco conscience choice to wear at Karnival of the Arts. You may loose a hair or too but its less than the amount you will shed from your head.

Faux fur is made out of synthetic materials in an attempt to mimic the appearance of animal fur but is made only of synthtic man made fibers making it 100% vegan and animal free.

Faux Fur coats are not toxic to wear and cause no allergic reactions.

Faux Fur coats are the not only the fashionable thing to wear at the Karnival of the Arts but also an essential item to wear to survive cold chilly nights. With so many options in faux fur coats today you can express your personal style with a fashionable faux fur coat.

The most important thing to look for in a faux fur coat for festivals is quality, durability, fit, and feel. There are a few things to think about when deciding on which faux fur coat to buy for Karnival of the Arts. 1. The Fit. You need to make sure the coat is comfortable, feels cozy, and fits over what you plan to wear under it. 2. The Fur. How thick do you need the fur to be? How cold do you get? 3. The style. Do you want a hood? A collar? or perhaps a zip off hood. 4. The Length. Do you want the coat short? mid thigh? knee length? or to the ground?

Fun faux fur was already a part of the rave and club cultures in the 1990's. Faux Fur coats have become an essential part of most people's festival wardrobe.

So many festival goers wear faux fur coats because most importantly they are warm, cozy, and comfortable. They are also love faux fur coats as a way to express their own unique persoanl style.

The style of the faux fur coat a person needs for Karnival of the Arts depends on that individual's needs and personal taste. For example many guys run hot and don't need the same type of faux fur coat a female who gets cold very easily will need. A faux fur vest is often the best solution for men that run hot. There are also different thicknesses/ warmth levels of faux fur to consider as well as different lengths of faux fur coats ranging, from waist length to floor length.

Quality faux fur coats are made to be worn and with stand any harsh environment like the desert. Dry cleaning your coat at a reputable cleaner after wearing it at a weekend festival will result in your coat looking like new again. Standard dirt and dust will completely dissolve in the dry cleaning process. Cheap poor quality faux fur coats will just not look as good after a week in the desert.

High quality faux fur coats are not moopy. Less faux furs will fall off than hairs on your head. A cheap poor quality faux fur coat may moop.

Furrocious Furr makes the best LED/light-up faux fur coats. They are by far the most durable, high quality LED faux fur coats in the market. The Furrocious Furr LED collection has the widest variety of styles and colors of LED faux fur coats for both men and women.