Our 2023 AfricaBurn Fashion Clothing Guide | Furrocious Furr
What is AfrikaBurn?
AfrikaBurn 2023 beckons you to partake in an adventure across galaxies, to uncharted realms, via a shimmering wormhole and beyond. Let it be known that the theme for AfrikaBurn 2023 is "Space". This year's AfrikaBurn takes place April 24-30th in the Tankwa Karoo desert, located between the Northern Cape and Western Cape Provinces of South Africa.
AfrikaBurn is a week-long celebration of art, self-expression, and community, where participants from all walks of life come together to create a temporary city in the middle of the desert. At AfrikaBurn, attendees are encouraged to express themselves creatively and participate in a variety of activities, such as live music performances, art installations, workshops, and interactive experiences.
Not to be missed are the nightly burns every night between 6-8 pm. The burns are symbolic because they represent the impermanence of the city, and life in general. They are the essence of the event and what it stands for.
The event operates on a gifting economy, where goods and services are freely exchanged without the use of money. This creates a unique environment of generosity and communal living, where everyone is invited to contribute in their own way.
AfrikaBurn is a Burning Man regional event that follows the guiding Ten Principles of Burning Man. In 201, an 11th principle was added, Each One Teach One –this principle encourages the sharing of knowledge between participants.
Overall, AfrikaBurn is a one-of-a-kind experience that celebrates the beauty of human connection and creativity.
What Should You Wear to AfrikaBurn?
Deciding what to wear to AfrikaBurn can be a daunting task, especially if it's your first time attending. However, it's important to remember that there are no strict rules when it comes to fashion at this event.
The most important thing is to feel comfortable and confident in your outfit. In the following paragraphs, we'll explore some options for both daytime and nighttime outfits to help you navigate the fashion landscape at AfrikaBurn.
Day Time Outfit Ideas
When it comes to daytime tops at AfrikaBurn, the options are endless. Bikini tops, crop tops, body suits, neon, tie-dye, crochet, corsets, rhinestones and sparkles, fishnet looks, mesh outfits, and reflective clothing are all popular choices. Creative and extravagant costumes are also highly encouraged.
For daytime bottoms flowy skirts, bohemian pants, belly dance skirts, comfy knits, onesies, shorts, sarongs, and cotton or linen bottoms are all great options. The key is to prioritize comfort and flexibility, as you'll be moving around a lot, dancing, biking, and spending time in the elements.
Some of our favorite hand made women's festival fashion brands:
Men's hand made festival fashion brands:
Kimono by @kimonodave
Layering is key, as the weather can be unpredictable, so be sure to have options for both warm and cool temperatures. Bring kimonos, dusters, hoodies, vests, etc.
Here are some of our favorite handmade kimono brands.
Night Time Outfit Ideas
When it comes to night time tops long-sleeved tops, jackets, hoodies, sweaters, knit tops, sparkly or embellished tops, and shrugs are all great choices to keep you warm and stylish as the night wears on. Don't be afraid to experiment with bold prints and bright colors that can add an extra element of fun and creativity to your nighttime look.
Outfit by @jackalopeland
Outfit by @yoshizencouture
Onesie by @badinkastyle
For nighttime bottoms have options for changing temperatures. Warm leggings, heavier weight pants, fleece-lined bottoms, and cozy knits are all great choices to keep you comfortable as the night cools down. Animal onesies are a popular option for those who want to stay warm and add some playful flair to their outfit. Don't be afraid to mix and match with different tops and accessories for a unique and personalized nighttime look.
Festival Fashion Styles
There are so many styles of festival fashion. Pick the look that fits your personality or mix them up and create a look completely unique to you. Festival fashion is fun, exciting, creative, and a great way to express yourself.
From boho looks to tie-dye, to steampunk and psychedelic prints there is something for everyone. Here are some of our favorites:
Indie street style @fiveanddiamond
Boho chic @shop12thtribe
Festival party-wear @aumi
Hippie festival wear rave outfits @warriorwithindesigns
Desert wear nomadic designs @yoshizencouture
Desert wear @glorka, @theomnicollection
Psychedelic art on fashion @jumbieart
Cool print spandex onesies @badinkastyle
When it comes to night time coats and jackets are essential at AfrikaBurn. While there are many options such as leather, wool, fleece, flannel, denim, a quality faux fur coat or jacket is the best choice for maximum for both warmth, coziness and style. Furrocious Furr offers some of the softest, warmest, and coziest coats on the market, and their perfected fit will make you feel like you're wrapped in a warm hug all night long.
All of our coats have 5 pockets and our signature back pack straps so they are super functional. We even have LED options the easiest way to illuminate your self. Don't settle for anything less than the best when it comes to keeping warm and stylish at AfrikaBurn.
Check out our fun and colorful Men's Dutch Coats.
Shop our Sequin Temptress Coats
Check out our best selling Men's Desert Warrior Coat
Shop our exclusive, ultra warm & soft Tissavel faux chinchilla collection.
Having the right shoes is crucial when it comes to navigating the dusty terrain of AfrikaBurn. Comfort and durability are key, as you'll be doing a lot of walking and dancing throughout the festival. It's important to bring breathable shoes for the day and warm shoes or boots for nighttime, but don't forget to have fun with your footwear choices and pick styles that complement your outfit.
At AfrikaBurn, accessories play an essential role in creating a unique and personalized look.
Holster by @wildjunedesigns
Leather holsters are a popular choice for carrying essentials. We like @mysticfables, or Ellko and Uber Gypsy fashion on Etsy. For vegan leather holsters check out @wildjunedesigns.
Sunglasses by @mywillows
Sunglasses and goggles add a sense of style to your look and protect from the harsh sun and dust.
Jewelry has endless possibilities! From statement earrings to bold necklaces, accessorizing with color and sparkle is highly encouraged. And don't for get the ever popular pendant for gifting.
Parasols provide shade during the day and come in fun colors and fabrics.
The key to accessorizing at AfrikaBurn is to let your creativity run wild and have fun with it.
Get the Perfect Warm & Cozy Faux Fur Fashion from Furrocious Furr
The Afikaburn is a unique experience that you surely wouldn't want to miss. However, it's crucial to prepare yourself for the chilly nights to fully enjoy the festival. Luckily, Furrocious Furr coats and vests are here to keep you cozy and fashionable throughout the event.
Featuring superior quality faux fur and vibrant hues and natural almost real like furs, Furrocious Furr coats are an essential addition to any festival attire. Don't hesitate and to explore our men's and women's collections to gear up for a memorable week of dancing, excitement, and entertainment!
For those who are last minute decision makers, ordering an In Stock coat that is ready to ship is an excellent option. With a variety of styles and colors to choose from, we hope you can find a coat that suits your taste and style. Additionally, ordering an in stock coat means you'll receive your coat in a timely manner, without having to wait for production time. This is especially helpful if you're short on time and need your coat for the upcoming Afrikaburn.