Burning Man How-Tos, Costumes, Bikes, and Tips & Tricks
| TimAnderson's Tips by TimAnderson |
Learn all about Burning Man and easy, creative ways to keep yourself prepared and safe from TimAnderson's documentation of his trip to the festival last year.
| HalcyonPink's Tips by HalcyonPink |
In this video and the follow-up, Burning Man veteran HalcyonPink gives you his advice.
Find Your Fashion
| Fire Skirt by la |
The popular fire skirt uses EL wire to give your clothes some personality.
| Angel Wings by fairywingsandthings |
If your attire of choice requires wings, you're well covered: you could try these angel wings or a different version .
| Color-Changing Scarf by enlighted |
You can't go wrong with clothes that light up.
| Electric Umbrella by sockmaster |
You can't go wrong with accessories that light up, either.
Bikes and the Like
| Wobble Bike by dan |
For a fun twist on a regular bike, convert it into a wobble bike that you have to steer from both the back and the front.
| Kite-Powered Land Proa by aerohydro |
Derived from a water proa Instructable, this vehicle transplants the idea to land--ideal for flat, dry terrain like the playa.
| Tall Bike by TimAnderson |
Get an aerial view of all the action while you bike along with this tall bike that anyone can build. .
| Chopper Bicycle by KoolKat |
Few bike designs are as functional and attention-grabbing as the chopper, and you can follow these directions to upgrade your old bike, chopper style.
| Furry Pink Bike by HalcyonPink |
Burning Man is all about being creative and expressing yourself--and your bike is a perfect item to deck out in your own personal style.
| LED Bike Wheel Images by ladyada |
Transform your bike wheels with LEDs that you can program to glow to form various patterns, images, and designs .
Shelter and Shade
| Parachute Shade Structure by benjcarson |
This Burning Man-tested structure will help protect you from the raw elements of the playa.
| Rebar Tent Stakes by tk1314 |
Normal tent stakes won't be too effective at Burning Man, but these made from rebar prevent impaling and will hold your tent firmly.
| Portable Yurt by TimAnderson |
This version of a yurt, a Mongolian tent-like structure, is portable and can be assembled and disassembled easily.
Fire, Flying Things, and Other Fun
| Firebreathing by Tetranitrate |
A combination of fire, art, and fun, you can light up the desert night with firebreathing tricks.
| Cincinnati Fire Kite by stasterisk |
Kiting is a very popular activity at Burning Man, and you can join in with a this kite that combines flying and fire together into a night-time spectacle.
| Fire Staff by Stone |
Light both ends of the staff and spin to create your own patterns.
| Candle-Powered Hot Air Balloon by ewilhelm |
A simple combination of birthday candles, painter's plastic, and balsa wood can turn into a functional hot air balloon.
| Homemade Poi by Hydra |
Learn to make homemade practice poi that can be used anywhere--and check out other Instructables on how to spin poi and other DIY poi designs.
If you're going to Burning Man this year, we hope this helps and have a fun, safe, and exciting experience!