For beer aficionados around the world, October means one thing – enjoying cold brew dressed up in costumes befitting the celebration of Oktoberfest! This annual celebration that takes place in Munich, Germany is jubilantly ushered in as the mayor loudly proclaims to the crowds, “Bavaria is tapped!” I know my beer viking hoodie is ready! With over 7 million visitors to this largest beer festival of its kind, one can only imagine how many pints of beer are quaffed! From ales in authentic tankards to German foods, there is so much to do and see – including people watching the revelers in their Oktoberfest costumes. Why not join in the fun this year and wear a costume yourself!
The most common costume at Oktoberfest is of the lovely beer garden waitress – picture the St Paulie girl, but thousands of them! While sexy, this outfit is so much more appealing than say a Hooters waitress costume. You can give off a flirtatious charm and still be all girl-next-door, by dressing up in one of these women’s costume. A short full skirt with a little white apron is worn with an off-the-shoulder peasant blouse and corset-style vest. Of course, all the detailing and trims are inspired by the handiwork and crafts of German artisans. Other additions for this Oktoberfest costume are white tights, clogs and hair worn in two demure braids topped with a colorful kerchief. For a more modest look, wear a traditional German dirndl skirt that is lightly gathered at the waist and reaches mid-knee.
The men folk at Oktoberfest look like overgrown little boys dressed up in wool short-alls, a traditional outfit known as Lederhosen. These short pants are typically brown, dark green or grey wool and have attached suspenders that are detailed with German embroidery and buttons. Knee socks, clogs and an alpine-style cap with a jaunty feather complete this men’s Oktoberfest costume. Now all you need is a big viking hoodie of beer!
Speaking of beer, anything having to do with hopps, barely and the enjoyment of beer makes the perfect costume for Oktoberfest. Get inspiration from Halloween costume ideas such as over-sized bottles of beer, brimming beer mugs and even big shiny kegs. There are also comical beer costumes such as a great big prosthetic beer belly and a Captain six-pack outfit. Not just for fraternity parties, these costumes put a humorous spin on the day!
write by Azaria