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Interview With a Raver Who Wears Electrical Tape on Her Boobs

Ciara Mimms, left
Ciara Mimms, left
Photo by Roselle Chen

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Ciara Mimms is perhaps the L.A. area's most devoted raver, in an area crammed with them.

The 18-year-old high school senior lives in San Bernardino County, but spends her free time in the city at clubs like The Avalon and The Music Box. She takes her EDM seriously, and making costumes for the parties she attends is like a part-time job.

After we featured a picture of her styling at Hard Summer (right) in our post about how snow was possible for Beyond Wonderland last weekend, Mimms herself responded in the comments section.

"wowww :) I look good in that picture

Seeing as she reads West Coast Sound, we couldn't resist asking Mimms what her parents think of her outfits, how she stays warm wearing only electrical tape, and other pressing questions.

Interview With a Raver Who Wears Electrical Tape on Her Boobs
Courtesy of Ciara Mimms

So, how was Beyond Wonderland?

It was awesome.

It didn't snow, right?

No, there was just steady rain.

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How often do you go to raves?

All the time, too many, I'm addicted. As many as are going on. I go to every Insomniac event, I go to see DJs at clubs. It's ridiculous.

What artists do you like?

I like Dirty South, Skrillex, Emalkay, Laidback Luke, A-Trak, John Digweed, Sidney Samson, Steve Aoki.

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Do you like dubstep?

I'm really a house head. I like dubstep, I like trance a little bit, I like progressive house.

What do your parents think about your rave obsession?

My mom knows [that I go], she's so excited every time I go. She doesn't go, but Kerah's mom went with us to Beyond Wonderland. That was her first rave. We had so much fun, she was like, "I want to go to more."

Interview With a Raver Who Wears Electrical Tape on Her Boobs
Courtesy of Ciara Mimms

How do you choose your outfits?

I just think of something in my head. I don't like to wear the same color that I went to another rave in. I like to change it up. I sometimes go to Stage Hollywood, on Hollywood Blvd.

Sometimes I shop online, and we also make some of them. At Hard Summer, we wore electrical tape, for EDC [Electric Daisy Carnival] last year we wore daisy pasties and a headband that I glued real and plastic daisies onto.

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I just really like sequins stuff. I like sparkly, bikini-type tops that have glitter everywhere. I put a bunch of glitter on my body, glue jewels onto my face with eyelash glue, and glitter in my hair, and all over my body. I use craft glitter, not body glitter; it stays on better. Body glitter falls off easily.

What are your inspirations?

I like to look sparkly, and I like to be cute I guess, and I like to go with a theme. For Beyond Wonderland it was the Alice theme, for EDC, the daisy theme.

And the weather plays in too. For Nocturnal Wonderland the first day I wore pokeball pasties, and the second day I wore weed pasties.

Don't you get cold?

I do get cold after the rave, but during I'm not. Only when I'm standing in line or going to the rave, but I don't care about being cold so long as I look good.

What do your parents think about your attire?

Interview With a Raver Who Wears Electrical Tape on Her Boobs
Courtesy of Ciara Mimms

My dad doesn't know what I wear, but my mom is cool with it. She says, "You don't need to be that naked" when I wear pasties, but she gets over it.

My dad thinks I should wear complete clothes, no skin showing.

How do other people respond to your outfits?

Not being conceited, but everywhere I go people like my outfits. They're like, "I'm going to dress like you."

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