Burning Man starts Monday, take a look back at the festival's most creative costumes

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On August 25th, the Burning Man festival will kick off in Black Rock City, Nevada, where thousands of participants dedicate themselves to community art, self-expression, and self-reliance. Burning Man takes place the entire week before Labor Day, culminating in an epic burning of, well, the large wooden man built by festival participants. Burning Man has grown to be a primordial vacation of sorts for many, offering recluse and discovery in the desert, a chance to spiritually unwind and get back in the groove with mother nature and your fellow man.

Amongst the hodgepodge of creativity and free spirited goodness that happens at Burning Man each year, one of the biggest attractions has always been the wonderfully inventive costumes that attendees put together. Check out the gallery above to see some dynamic and masterfully crafted burning man attire.

Learn more about Burning Man at their website.
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