The Burning Man 2019 festival is more than halfway, and revelers have shown their incredible costumes with a metamorphosis theme, from green luminous rabbits and mythical creatures to the desert chic festival.
Tens of thousands descended on the annual celebration of & # 39; community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance & # 39; in & # 39; Black Rock City & # 39; – a crescent-shaped site built by visitors – in the middle of the Nevada desert.
The & # 39; metamorphosis & # 39; theme of this year was inspired by Franz Kafka's novel of the same name, in which Gregor Sampsa wakes up as a & # 39; giant insect & # 39; and the mythology of ancient Rome. The site describes the balance between & # 39; reward & # 39; and & # 39; divine punishment & # 39; during transformation, where unfortunates & # 39; unfortunate heroes are transformed into birds and animals, trees and mountains, even constellations. & # 39;
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Festival goers wore a series of costumes based on the theme & # 39; metamorphosis & # 39; – inspired by Franz Kafka's novel of the same name. Costumes include hybrid mythological creatures (left) and green glow-in-the-dark space rabbits (right)
Another participant (above) stood on top of a hybrid saber-toothed tiger with feathered wings of a peacock, fish scales, zebra stripes and more. The festival started on 25 August and ends on 3 September
A beloved couple held on to more glittering and sparkling covered outfits (left). Another chose to replicate a question mark, as seen in the video game Super Mario Bros (right)
A large group wore a series of costumes. Some scantily dressed in fishnet stockings and a skimpy bikini (front, middle), another chose a silver costume often seen at the festival. Some chose looks that were more inspired by neo-punk
Reflecting on the feelings of transformation that many festival-goers claim to experience during & # 39; the burn & # 39 ;, this year's event hopes that people will reflect on what change they can be in the world rather than a passive observer.
Burning Man's themes are often interpreted in infamous bizarre, colorful and more often than not scantily dressed costumes.
They play alongside artists who design mechanical devices, constructions and art exhibitions that match the festivities. This year it was no different with images and photos that already emerged online from the center of parties – a place that, bizarre enough, has little or no phone reception, according to News.com.au.
In image material obtained by DailyMail.coma man can travel through the bare sand on a mechanical insect with rotating claw-like legs and in contrast others seem to ride a multi-colored flashy unicorn.
Participants wore spectacular costumes, including a green glowing rabbit morph suit and a woman dressed as a mythical bird with horns, who then rode on what appeared to be a multi-colored saber-toothed tiger with wings.
Others saw shiny silver dresses that looked like a disco ball, fishnet stockings with bikinis and some wore only a thin layer of clothing and pasties that sometimes seemed to be made from black tape.
The site wrote: & # 39; Transformation takes place whether we believe in it or not; but if we have learned something in our Burning Man experience, it is that we have a say in our own future, that agency is ours if we choose to pursue it.
& # 39; Although we may never know the ultimate outcome, there is a shared belief that our dreams matter, and that together and as individuals we have the power to shape our own stories and transform ourselves in a positive way. & # 39;
Not only the costumes were weird at Burning Man – art installations and structures are often part of the festival, including a woman who seems to escape from it (left) and a carnival-inspired tent (right).
An impressive model was purchased from Burning Man and later set on fire for the pleasure of festivalgoers. At the end of the festival, a large image of & # 39; the man & # 39; set on fire, ending the event
Impressive colorful structures are a major part of the festival, including an item that looked like a multi-colored parasol (left) and a giant sheep about four times the size of the person underneath (right)
An aerial view of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada (above), during Burning Man. The campsite is made by visitors as soon as they reach the location. There they form half a moon before the event starts
& # 39; At night the festival seemed to be a sea of bright glow-in-the-dark paint. Unusual designs and constructions that were seen earlier in the day seemed to get a whole new look at night
Burning Man takes over the character of the world, untouched by modern society, and asks festival visitors to dump electronics and forget money.
The festival does not change currencies, so people are expected to take shelter, food, water or other items they need.
Unfortunately, this does not necessarily mean that the event is free.
Business Insider reported that the cost of Burning Man tickets for 2019 will cost between $ 425 and $ 1,400.
Such a design, called the temple, was shared on social media and from three days ago, money was still being collected to bring the image to the desert.
Another shows a staircase to nowhere, a giant sculpture by Pegasus and a giant metal hand that turns the bird around.
One man was driving a metal chair that moved in the same way as an insect (left). Elsewhere on the festival grounds people could be seen winding metal structures and enjoying playgrounds built in the desert (right)
During the day and night people could be seen traveling on unusual vehicles, including a pirate ship (above), a wheelchair crawling like an insect, a multicolored unicorn and more
On a particularly dusty day, where the sand ran through the Black Rock desert in Nevada, a large metal structure was still visible with legs similar to the Eiffel Tower (left) along with other, more colorful creations (right)
Another impressive construction seemed to be placed on a truck. It seemed to be a motorized monster with claws, pretending to be bones, nets and more
The unusual structures and art installations (left) are located everywhere in & # 39; Black Rock City & # 39; – the campsite built by visitors in half-moon shape. Much of the landscape provides an interesting contrast in photos with colorful outfits that play the dull colors of the sand
About 70,000 people, including celebrities such as Cara Delevingne and Elon Musk, visited Burning Man last year.
The festival seemed to run smoothly this year, with organizers regularly updating travel time on Twitter and estimating a waiting time of less than an hour.
Last year the first day of Burning Man was delayed by holes in the well, construction and sandstorms.
Although there was concern in the past about the amount of sand in the area, the Associated Press reported that dust did not cause serious health problems
As always, people came to play dressed in their most bizarre and eccentric outfits.
The festival takes place over the course of eight days, from 25 August to 3 September.
Artists spend months and sometimes throughout the year making structures and installation pieces that are ready to be brought to the Burning Man festival (above). Here is a group that climbs on a stretch that they seem to be helping to hold in place
Many believe the festival is influenced and inspired by & # 39; neo-punk & # 39; styles and films, including Mad Max: Fury Road
The festival runs from August 25 to September 3 and sees tens of thousands of people from all over the world come there. No money is exchanged at the event, people are expected to take what they need to survive and exchange for other items
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