The 10 Craziest Raver Costumes on Holy Ship!!! 2014
Note: this article was written by Kat Bein of Rocks Off's Miami New Times sister blog Crossfade.
Crazy costumes have always been a big part of the electronic-music party scene. But these days, you're nobody unless you're pretending to be somebody you're really not.
Photos by Ian Witlen
Perhaps it's the sense of anonymity that comes with a disguise. Or maybe it's because every single one of you is an attention-starved child. Whatever the case, we commend your creativity, your ingenuity, and most importantly, your near-nudity.
Here are our favorite funky fashionistas from Holy Ship!!!
Shippers don't mess around! Standing in the customs line to get on the boat, this delicious taco was already dressed and ready for fun. We figured she must be a big supporter of Dillon Francis, AKA Taco Bell's No. 1 fan, but she wasn't the only one.
Tacos were one of the most popular costumes of Holy Ship!!! 2014. We must have seen at least ten tacos. Some people even brought Taco Bell flags and signs. So fuck that lil' Chihuahua, Francis is the best spokesman the fast-food chain has ever had.
It's a gorilla! No one has ever worn a giant animal costume to a music festival before! Someone get bro an award for originality! But sarcastic laughter aside, we'd actually like to give the guy props for being so wholly dedicated to playing this classy, captain's hat-wearing ape.
With just a single banana on the plate, he must be a method actor. And before you go calling us sexist, that's clearly a man in there. It's ship policy that all women have their tits out at all times. Believe us. We were there.
Forget Dutch house DJs, Ra the Sun God is pulling the best Jesus pose ever! He has traveled far and long to bless us with his radiant presence. He will boogie into the night with the vigor and stamina of a blazing star. Just don't look directly at him. Because you might go blind.
Speaking of being blinded... Holy crap, this dude has no clothes! That's right -- a candy thong does not count as clothing. Neither does a blow-up flotation device, nor a "Duck Sauce" beak.
What's better than sexy, pink-haired mermaid twins? Sexy, pink-haired mermaid twins with matching pink dolphins! We're currently experiencing cuteness overload. We can't stop shitting rainbows and barfing shiny stars. Thank goodness we didn't run into this Hello Kitty-lookin', erection-inducing party posse in person, because we might have suffered a Lisa Frank-level breakdown.
We just about died when we saw these guys and gals on Pirate Night. While everyone else was running around in eye patches and red-and-black duds, these party people got clever with the dress code. And they aren't even from Pittsburgh!
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