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20 Festival Essentials Under $20

Festival tickets are expensive and outfits and accessories will quickly add up. To make your planning just a little easier, we’ve found an extensive collection of festival essentials that won’t break the bank. From animal hoods to hydration packs, this list will help make your music festival experience the best it can be.

1.  Pashminas

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The essential headbanger’s accessory. Pashminas are ridiculously comfortable and a good way to stay warm when walking from stage to stage. The color choices are endless, but be sure to secure it tightly before the bass drops.

2. Glasses

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Sunglasses are a great investment for a daytime festival. At night, put on some led or diffraction sunglasses for your own personal light show. Chances are the people next to you are going to ask if they can wear them too.

3. Light toys

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One of my personal favorite aspects of music festivals are the light show gloves and other assorted LED toys provide. A lot of gloves and toys that sold at festivals can be pretty expensive, so be sure to check out the link to save some money before the festival. 

4. Portable charger

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For longer festivals, it might be a good idea to invest in a portable charger for your phone. While some venues include charging areas, most of the time they are packed. Skip the lines and buy an inexpensive charger to save both time and money.

5. Blankets

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Depending on the length of your festival, it might be a good idea to invest in a picnic blanket. If you’re tired of standing or dancing, just place one on the grass and enjoy the stage from farther back. They also are a great way to stay warm when you have to make the dreaded walk to the parking lot.

6. Fishnets

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From neon pink to sequins to lace patterns, there are hundreds of options for fishnets. Buying them in store can be pretty expensive especially when they rip every time you wear them. The link will take you to a great collection of reasonably priced fishnets that oftentimes come in packs of five or more.

7. Masks

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Dust masks and bandanas are a fun accessory to add to your outfit and can serve a functional purpose keeping dust and dirt out of your face, but be sure to check the rules for your festival because some venues don’t allow them.

8. Hydration packs

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Hydration packs are always a good idea to bring to any festival, especially as the temperature begins to rise. It’s important to stay hydrated at festivals and hydration packs are a great way to make sure you’re constantly getting the water you need.

9. T-Shirts

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From dinosaur prints to space landscapes to simple tie-dye, there are plenty of fun t-shirts that would look great with any outfit. 

10. Men’s Tank tops

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Always way too hot at festivals? Tank tops are a lightweight option that will allow you to keep dancing without getting overheated. There are a lot of great, inexpensive options that will allow you to spend money on other accessories too.

11. Women’s tops

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Why spend $40 on a rave top when you can spend $20? There are some super cute, less expensive options that won’t blow your bank so you won’t feel as bad for buying a new outfit for every festival.

12. Women’s bottoms

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Rave bottoms are hard to find. Luckily we found some great inexpensive shorts, bikini bottoms, and pants that still look ridiculously cute!

13. Bodysuits

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Don’t want to buy both a rave top and bottoms? Bodysuits are a great outfit choice and it’s even a better choice when you can spend less than $20 on one.

14. Backpacks

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If you tend to overpack and fanny packs don’t fit all your stuff, backpacks are a great alternative. Most of the backpacks included in the link are lightweight and won’t hurt your back midday.

15. Chokers

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There are literally thousands of chokers under $20 and so many come in packs of ten or more. They aren’t exclusive to just rave wear either and add personality to any outfit.
16. Fanny packs

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Holding your phone and wallet the entire festival is not fun. Thankfully fanny packs exist and there are so many options for colors and designs that you’ll probably want to buy more than one.

17. Animal hoods 

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Animal hoods are so comfortable and once you put it on, you won’t want to take it off. There are plenty of different animal options such as pandas, huskies, cats, and tigers, and make any rave outfit ten times better.

18. Face glitter and gems

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Glitter and face gems are another fun accessory that won’t break the bank. Be sure to buy some makeup glue or vaseline for any loose glitter to make sure they don’t fall off.

19. Kandi beads

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Kandi bracelets are great reminders of past festivals and making them is super easy. Nothing feels better than receiving a heartfelt (or funny) kandi bracelet you can look back on.

20. Perler beads

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Want to make friends during a festival? Make cool perler designs and put them on kandi bracelets and necklaces to give to people! They aren’t too difficult to make and most of the items linked come with everything you will need to make your first perler masterpiece.

We hope to see YOU all decked out in your festival gear at one of our upcoming festivals! See all of our events here.

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