diplo and dillon francis on stage at hard summer 2018 in custom jumpsuits

Freaking Festival Fashion from Hard Summer 2018

Hard Summer 2018 attracted hordes of Los Angeles area ravers and it was so hard to only blog about these 24 costumes.

Last weekend Hard Summer went down from August 5 to August 6, 2018. Headliners included Marshmello, Zeds Dead x Jauz, Travis Scott, Diplo x Dillon Francis (pictured above), A-Trak x Baauer and many more. Virgil Abloh was there designing street fashion because he is a fashion designer.

Los Angeles is an EDM capital and a mecca for attractive, trendy people so a shitload of ravers showed up to the event. Half the fans there were not sure who was DJing at any given time. They were there to meet raver girls and get severely inebriated in the VIP section.

Here are 24 of the slutty raver costumes for Hard Summer 2018 that caught our eye. Many checked in at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA, but these are some of the outfits we saw.

@ angela_nicole_

Angela Nicole wore a black body suit with a plunging neckline under a tinsel cover up. Her companion sports extra long blue french pigtails and face jewels.

@ harleymendez

Harley Mendez writes that her glasses broke, her pasties fell off and she really wanted a drink of water. Those are metallic cutout rave booty shorts with a pink fanny pack.

@ jaewithdiamonds

Bratz✨

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Jae drew inspiration from the Bratz dolls for her Hard Summer 2018 look. She sports orange eyeshadow, high pigtail buns, and a simple crop tank with beige shorts.

@ jazmin.zamora

It’s hard to tell from the first photo, but Jazmin Zamora had alien pasties on her boobs. She was also wearing an iridescent mini backpack and hot pants with fishnet socks.

@ kass_thelass

Ngl this weekend wasn’t easy (Swipe to end to see the view I got all weekend) #hsmf

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Kass either wore bra as a top, or maybe she had a Showgirls (1995) moment and realized she wore too many clothes. The ribbon garter belts and face glitter are a nice touch.

@ kiki_martinez

#hardsummer2018

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Kiki Martinez killed it in a white mesh short tracksuit, with a white thong underneath. She paired it with traditional black high top converse sneakers, braids and body glitter.

@ kiralorlee

“ArE yoU DoWn tO gO To HarD?” #lastminuteplans

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Kira Lorlee captured a photo with her friend in front of the ferris wheel, so you know it was a good music festival. They accessorized with boho fans and face jewels.

@ lichisanchezz

Lichi Sanchez showed up in a bright pink bodysuit with a low back and high thighs, which was very trending of her. It might be a sweet Gucci knock off too.

@ lubleanne

Luble Anne got creative by wearing a sheer pink nightie over pasties and pink low top Converse. At first it looks like a dress then you realize it’s completely see through!

@ _mrsgoodvibes

Mrs. Goodvibes, pictured here without Mr. Goodvibes, wore a neon blue and purple bikini over fishnets with pink Vans sneakers and carried a pink feather fan.

@ neiduhhhh

STRAIGHT PLURNT #hardsummer2018

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Neida Ojeda went straight plurnt with her multicultural sorority sisters. She was wearing a cutout one piece, face jewels, a holographic fanny pack, braids and face jewels.

@ pinkwifi

I fought and worked so hard so I could be in the position to see @diplo this year and it happened yesterday at @hardfest – AND it was a b2b with @dillonfrancis. Seeing my two favorite people on this whole planet from the very front and center barricade at my first real rodeo was an unforgettable experience! . I am so thankful for @insomniacevents and @groundcontrol93 for creating such a welcoming environment and doing everything possible to keep everyone safe! . Check out my IG story highlights to see some of my favorite moments from yesterday 😊💖 I did what I had to do to get exactly what I wanted. I’ll have a blog post going up soon with all the tea 👀 . THE WHITE SPOTS ON MY BODY ARE SUNSCREEN. Not shitty photoshop. Lol.

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Pink Wifi took advantage of the opportunity to wear checkerboard flag print to a race track. She is a big fan of Diplo, Dillon Francis, and Insomniac Events who own Hardfest with Live Nation.

@ o.kaycourtney

Excuse my spam #hardsummer

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Okay Courtney, aka Marie Antoinette, Black Lives Matter, had on a crop top, french braid pig tails and fishnets. She wore Adidas sneakers and a red fanny pack too.

@ ravegirlriss

Riss is a Mexican-Italian raver and body builder. She stepped up her game for Hard Summer 2018 in a blue diamond shaped bikini top, and raver booty shorts with side cut outs.

@ salazarrr

Salazar’s motto is, “One strong woman,” which is feminist. She went with a one piece graphic bodysuit, a half updo with pigtail buns, a fan and a Fila fanny pack.

@ shakyra222

Kyra wore star shaped pasties sans the mesh top, and did a school girl thing. You can tell by creeping on her Instagram that she attends a lot of EDM festivals.

@ sierrastone_

Hard to have a bad summer when you have all your friends in the same place 🤩

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Sierra Stone and friend were also inspired to wear black and white checkerboard. It almost looks like the Vans x Lazy Oaf line paired with the Vetements x Converse sneakers (second picture).

@ tiffnayyyyy

All this glam only to be engulfed by dust✨

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Tiffany Bennett got glammed up in either a white two piece dress, or a sheer maxi skirt over a white bandeau bikini. There were also face jewels and white slip on Vans.

@ tiffanyraev

Tiffany Valadez did her hair in a blue mohawk and stuck with the blue theme for this photo. She is wearing a blue leather or faux leather harness like bikini over fishnets.

@ torieccles

Victoria went hard in a pink metallic one piece with a high thigh cut, and carried a fan. Plus she wore a jeweled headband and white low top sneakers.

@ tranpham

who let me go so hard day 2?? 🤧 #hsmf #hardsummer

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Tran Pham and friends decided to just wear their chonies to Hard Summer 2018. But when you put on a flower headdress and sneakers it looks a lot like a rave costume.

@ violetnewyork

Violet is a New Yorker living in LA. She references Louis the Child in Batman pasties under a black mesh one piece, black garter ribbons and Chelsea boots.

@ vodka.goddess

AJ the Vodka Goddess was wearing Demonia platform shoes with jeweled fishnet tights and a neon green two piece jump suit. But she couldn’t help thinking about last year.

@ yemaya.a

go hard then go home #hsmf18

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Yem and her friend are wearing bodysuits, fishnet stocks and Converse sneakers. Apparently they went hard because otherwise they would’ve had to go home.

HARD Summer 2018 came and went like the other ones did. Obviously ravers in southern California wear pretty much pasties and a thong to EDM festivals. To be fair it was really hot even for August. And when there is a large event with music, dancing and alcohol, women don’t need that much convincing to wear revealing clothes, especially if the other women are doing it.

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Elizabeth de Moya has contributed to DJ Mag, DJ TechTools, LA Weekly and Thump (Vice). She has a BA in Linguistics from UC Berkeley.