Fashion Freakouts at Lollapalooza 2012

See also "Lollapalooza 2012, Day One: M83, Black Sabbath, Die Antwoord, Afghan Wigs, TEED," "Day Two: Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, Twin Shadow, and Others," and "Day Three: Jack White, Sigur Ros, Florence + The Machine, and Others."

Now more than ever, Lollapalooza is a mélange of different fashion decisions to accompany the varied musical offerings crammed together throughout Chicago's Grant Park.

When EDM butts up against metal, alt-country, and whatever the hell you'd call Die Antwoord, there's really no wrong way to dress. Still, too many attendees stick to boring, functional attire to get them through the weekend. None of those folks are rewarded here.

Here are ten examples of really letting your clothing do the talking, and we did our best to interpret.

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10 (above). "These are far cheaper and more bedazzled than sleeve tattoos."

Photo by Erik Hess

9. "America, fuck yeah."

Photo by Erik Hess

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