No matter if you are preparing to visit some German friends or relatives, or are just looking for some sheer Halloween fun, this post is all about the good old Oktoberfest vibe. So here are 10 cool Oktoberfest costumes you should see.
Oktoberfest is a16-day festival that takes place in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. This festival has been going since 1810 and has since then grown to become the biggest festival of this kind in the world. Moreover countries all over the world imitate the event, but nothing can even compare to the Bavarian original. During Oktoberfest the merry drinkers consume about 1.8492 gallons of beer and as a result of that, 34566.9 inches worth of urinals have to be set up around the site. Each year, 6 million visitors flock to Munich to enjoy the German traditions and many even from other countries around the world like to take part and dress as the locals in their traditional Bavarian style costumes.
1. The Beer Bottle Costume
This one puts you right on theme and is an ideal Oktoberfest costume. If you are going in a group why not have the beer keg and the beer bottle strolling round together. The Beer Bottle Costume is a one-piece outfit that can simply be slipped over your head. It poses no threat to your drinking arm and is easily lifted for potty breaks.
2. Miss Oktoberfest Costume
You’ll need to be careful as everyone will have his or her beer goggles on and you may look rather attractive to a big bearded German on his 1-gallon of Weihenstephaner. This costume includes a shirt, skirt, wig and the all-important beer tap breasts.
3. The Lederhosen Costume
If you are planning on looking the part and settle in with the locals without spending a fortune on your attire, the Lederhosen Costume may well be the costume for you. You must have the shirt, hat and the important Lederhosen. Simply add some dodgy socks to complete the look.
4. Mr. Oktoberfest Costume
This costume simply includes a green pair of shorts including Lederhosen, a white top and great hat.
5. The Beer Keg Costume
This one goes along pretty well with your beer bottle friend. Well in case you have no beer bottle friend to go to the Oktoberfest with you, don’t panic, you are likely to find hundreds there. You won’t even need extra communication skills. These two are just inseparable.
6. The Beer Girl Costume
Those wanting to save those extra pounds and euros for a couple more gallons of the worlds finest beers may want to consider the hugely popular Beer Girl costume, which is easy to make at home. This superb Oktoberfest costume should include top, matching skirt, shoulder bag bottle holder and 3 shot glasses.
7. The Heidi Costume
Oktoberfest dresses are usually quite colourful with white frills and a tad on the breasty side of the road. The Heidi costume fits that bill perfectly and again sticks to the cheap fancy dress policy we have here at SFD. The Heidi costume boasts a delightful red, black and white dress and when added with some cute pigtails, the perfect Bavarian costume is created.
8. The Flirty Frauleine Costume
This is basically a sexier take on the Heidi costume dress, finishing higher up on the legs and with cuter detailing and patterns on the dress.
9. Female Lenderhosen
Becoming more and more common, especially with international visitors, are the female lederhosen. These high-cut suede shorts have suspenders and can be seen as very sexy.
10. Wiesn Glupperl is the perfect costume pretext
What the heck is a Wiesn Glupperl? It is a common wooden clothespin decorated with some flair and your first name scorched on with a wood burner. They are a little tacky, but very fun. And they are the perfect pretext of actually wearing a costume when you attend an Oktoberfest. Both women and men can wear them and it is a great icebreaker. Younger Germans often wear them only to be humorous by using funny fake names or dirty words instead of their real names. There are stands at Oktoberfest selling Wiesn Glupperl and they can catch on your name or funny phrase.
In the 1500-1600s traditional Bavarian outfits were common facets of everyday life from going around town to even working in the fields. As the use of the traditional clothing started to fade, groups of locals came together to make sure this part of alpine culture stayed strong. In 1835 the first Riflemen and Costume (Tracht) Parade was added to the Oktoberfest celebrations, and in 1883 they started the traditional costume association called Trachtenverein. Today you will find that in upwards of 90% of visitors are dressed up on some level for Oktoberfest in Munich.