Arcade Fire Concert Dress Code: The Ultimate Guide

Categories: Fiesta!

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Photo by Guy Aroch

Arcade Fire are nothing if not unseriously serious. When they announced their Reflektor tour last year, the band also told fans that formalwear or costumes would be necessary to get into their shows. After the upset that mandate caused, Arcade Fire noted that their dress code request isn't actually mandatory, but it's a hell of a lot more fun if crowds get into their finest or funkiest ensembles.

Pop star fans do it all the time -- like Gaga's Little Monsters. Plus, if bands like GWAR can get their fans to dress up and get spattered in gross stuff, then Arcade Fire should be able to do it, too. (Sans the spattering.)

Now that we've gotten that out of the way, we've got some sartorial inspiration for the show -- whether you're into making costumes, formalwear, or just going low-key.

For the costume lovers...

Max from Where the Wild Things Are
Haven't you always wanted to see a concert in a onesie?
Step one: Get a hooded onesie.
Step two: Make some pointy ears and a crown out of felt.
Step three: Let the wild rumpus start.

Or you can always half-ass this costume with a gray-ish sweatshirt, a construction-paper crown, and a homemade tail.

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Tatiana Craine
A Hunger Games fan's homemade Effie Trinket costume.
Hunger Games
Remember the Capitol's anthem from the Hunger Games? Yeah, Arcade Fire had a hand in creating that. Get into the couture Capitol spirit and dress up as Effie Trinket. Pop on a cotton candy-like wig, grab an old prom dress from Ragstock, and put on a faceful of bold makeup.

For the fancy folks...

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Denis Jeong Plaster
Lookin' good.
Formalwear

Listen, it's really not that hard to take a leaf out of J.T.'s book and throw on a suit and tie... or a dress if that's your style. Y'all know how to spiff yourselves up -- slick that hair back and put on some shiny shoes. How many occasions do you get to dress up and rock out? Take 'em when you can, especially if they involve Arcade Fire.



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Lou Fehlig
Lou Fehlig

Hopefully, ear plugs are part of the dress code.

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