The Ten Craziest Raver Costumes at Holy Ship!!! 2014

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.

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!!!

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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 number-one 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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People seem to think if you dress up like Daft Punk, you instantly become cooler. Too bad the only thing about dressing up like Daft Punk that makes you cool is actually being Daft Punk. So yes, this guy may be hittin' the decks, but he certainly ain't no Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (longest superstar name of all time). Props to this bro for getting so many signatures, though. Someone had the best meet-and-greet weekend ever.

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We aren't even going to front on this one. Disco rage face, FTW! More people should walk around festivals with reflective head gear. We especially like this guy's fancy skull helmet because it reminds us of the cover of Boys Noize's Oi Oi Oi, and that was one of the greatest albums of 2007, and that was the greatest year of ever. Sure, it's not diamonds, but it will do.

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This lovely lady was a pal of the taco girl from the customs line. So clearly, this group of friends came prepared. The mesmerizing jellyfish was joined by two bioluminescent buddies, and they were simply glowing with pride on the pool deck. We are always impressed by those who engineer such eye-catching costumes. Bueno!

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Is that you, wacky inflatable arm-flailing tube broad? Girl must be watching the best set ever. Look at those eyes! We hope she's drinking enough water. By the look on the dude's face whose shoulders she's perched on, that drop must have been a brown note. (Eww, LOL, poop jokes. We r adults.) But seriously, way to have a superfun costume that hasn't been totally played out yet. Take notes, Ultra Music Festival.

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