This article was published on June 15th, 2016
Circuit parties and gay music festivals are the hottest trend in gay travel. Guys will travel from all over the world to get to the hottest events like Matinee, White Party, and Prism Festival. These multi-day parties are a lot of fun and over-the-top. It’s important you know exactly what type of clothing you should have packed in your suitcase, ready to go at a moments notice. Here are circuit party clothing secrets you need to know so you’re dressed for sexy success.
For starters, know that wearing street clothes to a circuit event isn’t cool. You can’t show up wearing designer jeans and a t-shirt. For the bare-essentials, you need to arrive in a tank top, short-shorts, and high tops. As the party gets going, the shirts come off, revealing an ocean of shirtless men.
To up your game, jockstraps, leather harnesses, sequin tops, bandanas, speedos, and knee high socks are all the norm. These should all be part of your basic circuit gear. A good circuit kween will creatively mix-and-match pieces to create different looks for each event.
Big chains, funky hats, wigs, war paint, and make-up can all be used to pull together a theme outfit. Find items that are unique, bold, and that will stand out in a crowd. It’s ok to be over the top. Some of the best circuit accessories can be found at leather stores and junior girl accessory boutiques.
Don’t just wear it off the rack. You need to customize your outfit to make it uniquely for you. For example, you can take a fantastic t-shirt to the local seamstress to have them cut off the arms and make it into a cool tank top. Or you can take a pair of regular jeans and make them dazzling by using a bit of fabric glue and rhinestones for a custom look. There’s no end to the creativity. Shop in women’s departments to turn stunning dresses into fabulous tank tops, or find sassy glittery rainbow outfits that pop with style and flare in junior girl stores. Better yet, get a bargain at the local thrift store, where hidden treasures are waiting to be rediscovered.
Some events over the circuit party weekend will have specific themes, like commando, jungle, uniform, comic, fantasy, etc. Look at the schedule in advance so you can create and bring an outfit. Almost everyone who goes to these parties will work on their outfits for week, trying to find the right jockstraps, shorts, shoes, and accessories. If you’re going with a group, plan in advance to have everyone go in a coordinated costume theme.
If you have an incredibly customized outfit, know that you can only wear it one time. It’s a faux pas to wear a custom outfit to multiple circuit parties. Custom outfits can be expensive. Instead of discarding it, carefully plan it do that it can be restyled and re-imagined into a new costume by changing out different components.
Trade and share
After attending a few circuit events you’ll soon find you have a group of circuit sisters. This is a great opportunity to share and trade different pieces to create even more epic outfits. It’s fun and genius! Just make sure you give back what you borrow, and get your items back too.
Circuit parties are serious fashion events. Most people will bring at least one full checked bag to an event just to get through a three day weekend. Be prepared to change multiple times per day.
Do you have circuit party clothing tips? Leave your ideas, suggestions, and recommendations in the comments below.