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Lily Pond, Burning Man 2002, art and photo by Jeremy Lutes

price of Cernunnos horns – 160.00

price of ticket to Burning Man – 280.00

experience of riding in a furry pink slipper around a luminescent lily pond under a desert full moon – priceless

Experiences are what we seek, not stuff.

Here’s a chronological list of a few amazing costume-oriented events around the world. They have a [sometimes] high ticket price but may well give you some priceless experiences.

A pair of tickets also fit nicely into a stocking or under a pillow.

Sea of Dreams, New Year’s Eve 12/31/10, San Francisco, CA
Carnival of Venice, Mardi Gras 2/26-3/8/11, Venice, Italy
Lightning in a Bottle Festival
, Memorial Day 5/27 – 30/11, San Diego, CA
World Bodypainting Festival
, 6/27-7/3/11, Lake Worthorsee,  Austria
Glastonbury Festival, 6/22-26/11, Glastonbury, UK
World Cosplay Summit
, July, Nagoya-city, Aichi, Japan
Edinburgh Fringe Fest 8/5-29/11, Edinburgh, Scotland
Burning Man, 8/29-9/5/11, Black Rock Desert, NV
DragonCon, 9/2-5/11, Atlanta, GA
Fantasy Fest, 10/21-30/11, Key West, FL

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Tiffani in Cernunnos horns at Prepare for the Playa 2009

I hope to get to all of these at least once before I leave this mortal coil. The ones I have been to have certainly been memorable.

Part 3 of Gifts for Burners & Freaks tomorrow – featuring media gifts – books, music, DVDs…