Fancy Dress! Rainbow Festival Outfit Inspiration [Updated 2020]

8 Sep, 2017 | Festival Themes

Tomorrow I’m off to Bestival which for me means one thing… a rainbow of festival outfits aaaand it’s nearly the end of festival season! This year Bestival marks the last stop on my whirlwind summer tour & hopefully we’ll be going out with a bang?

Bestival are pretty keen on their dress up so it thought I’d do a little costume inspiration post like I did for Shambala a few weeks ago… This year’s theme is The Year of Colour which again, like all good themes, is totally up to your interpretation… To me it means sparkly rainbows and making a statement!

Skip down to shop the rainbow festival outfits!

I’ve had another busy summer and Bestival will be festival #9 for me (which compared to previous years is actually is pretty tame) but this means that I’ve still got lots of festival round-up posts to catch up on when my life is a little less hectic… AKA when I’m not in a field every weekend!

But to whet your appetite I thought that I’d give you a little on-theme rainbow flavoured taster of what to expect from my coming festival posts…

Love Saves the Day festival ball pit by Love Saves the Day
Avin a larf in Twisted Theatre’s ball pit area at Love Saves the Day
Rainbow Festival Outfit & bus
Petar matching himself perfectly to the Love Bus at (the last ever) Secret Garden Party in a glorious Fuud two piece!
Rainbow family festival costume at Shambala
The most amazing cloud / rainbow / sunshine family at Shambala! Taking the Cloud Cuckoo Theme to the next level….!

Rainbow Style Inspiration

My moodboard this time is mainly brought to you by rainbow sequins galore, courtesy of the likes of Lady Jane Sequins, Shop Easy Tiger, In Your Dreams & Ashish.

Multi-colour rainbow festival outfit fancy dress colourful sequin fashion inspiration and ideas

Find all of the photo sources and more colourful inspiration on my pinterest board.

You’ll be able to find me at Bestival this weekend in the Dress Up Tent dishing out the high grade face paint and spangletastic accessories – come and say hello!

Shop Rainbow Festival Outfits!

Click the images or links below to shop some of my favourite rainbow festival outfits and accessory inspiration, all from some of my favourite amazing unique ethical festival fashion designers.

Some perfect ideas not just for a rainbow fancy dress theme but also for dressing up at Pride events, carnivals and more!

Rainbow Festival sequin shorts

Amazing rainbow sequin booty shorts from legendary festival boutique Fairy Love

Rainbow face cake

30g Rainbow Split Cake Face Paint – Diamond FX
I love this stuff! You use it with one brush to create a quick rainbow effect with your face or body paint.

Colourful pom pom headpiece

Colourful Pom Pom Headpiece – Luna Blue
I absolutely love the work of this designer – such stunning shapes!

Rainbow Tassel Studded Epaulettes – byGuls

Showgirl Carnival-style Rainbow Feather Shoulder Piece – Koolies Kreations
I mean how epic is this shoulder piece!? Statement & a half! Etsy have got some other pretty amazing full-power rainbow feather shoulder pieces… Check out this amazing Alexander McQueen-esque piece or this big tall one.

Rainbow Coloured Biodegradable Glitter – Luminosity Glitter

Cute rainbow pom-pom scrunchie – Gemma’s Bowtique

Rainbow sequin & gem military hat with chains and studs – Pica Pica Feathers
My pal Victoria aka PicaPica Feathers is an absolute genius – how lush is this hat!?

Rainbow fan statement headband – Ciara Monahan

Rainbow coloured pom-pom earrings – Weave & Pom

Rainbow gem & sequin two-piece – Lady Jane Bristol
The fabulous Lady Jane Sequins ethically makes the MOST incredible festival and rave wear – this is only one of her rainbow pieces, she also has leggings, playsuits and two-pieces.

Sequin colourful military hat – Gypsy Blood


  1. Cynthia Dunlap

    I love all these rainbow outfits. Thanks for sharing this post.

  2. Hancockssignetrings

    Great Post! You are sharing a wonderful post. Thanks and keep sharing.


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