We've made it! It's finally September which means the highlight of the year is just around the corner. There's no argument that October takes the cake for the title of best time of the year (Sorry Christmas, but you're the most 'wonderful'!). We start off the month with a bang; yes, a literal keg tap! We then drink all month long before getting spooky and partying right on through to Halloween at the end of the month.
With Oktoberfest events popping up all around the country, the German culture is easily adopted by us Aussies and its no wonder why - Beer, eating, beer, dancing, Beer!! What's more Aussie than that?! With every year Oktoberfest in Australia seems to be getting bigger, better and bierier (Bier: German for beer)!
With events happening every weekend across the nation, you can Ziggy Zag all month long!!
Sydney - The Oktoberfest Beer Run - Sunday, 6th October 2019
Adelaide - Oktoberfest in the Gardens - Saturday, 12th October 2019
Perth - Oktoberfest in the Gardens - Saturday, 12th October 2019
Melbourne - Oktoberfest in the Gardens - Saturday, 19th October 2019
Sunshine Coast - Oktoberfest on the Coast - Saturday, 26th October 2019
At Disguises we are passionate on all things Oktoberfest and again are gearing up to offer you the largest range in both traditional and fun Oktoberfest costumes to buy or hire. We have costumes and accessories to suit any budget, gender and style preference and the expertise to help you look your German best!
We have online shopping with free* delivery Australia wide, Express next business day delivery or you can click and collect from our store in Brisbane.
Not sure on your size? You can also "try before you buy" by visiting our store to try on the costumes to determine your best fit. We are open 7 days, have parking onsite and have Afterpay in store and online. Hurra!!
We have a huge range of Traditional German garb that will have you looking like you stepped directly out of the Black Forest. Simply add a pretzel and a stein and you will ready to dance the Fliegerlied!
This year we're very excited to bring back a crowd favourite, our traditional authentic suede Lederhosen for men. These are the real deal! A pair of strong but supple leather shorts with H shaped braces embroided with a classic deer, metal buckles and rustic style buttons. These Lederhosen range in sizes from S to XXXL are fully lined and adjustable in the waist, legs and shoulders for comfort (Trust us, you'll be thankful after many beers and pork knuckle!). Paired with a matching blue and white checkered Trachten shirt with edelweiss motif you'll look like the real deal for many more Oktoberfest's to come.
Now ladies, we understand Dirndl are a little different than 'normal' dresses you're probably accustomed to. There's the odd sizing, a blouse under the dress and what the heck do I do with that apron?! Never fear, we have dressed ladies from size 6 to 20 and from ages 18 to 80! We've seen it all and know how to enhance your bodies best assets to make you feel comfortable! Our gorgeous range of traditional Dirndl is designed exclusively for Disguises Costumes, you won't find this Dirndl anywhere else.
You asked, we listened!
Our coveted Authentic Dirndl collection has arrived for this years Oktoberfest season. Due to popular demand, we now have our Disguises Dirndl in both long (knee length) and short (above the knee) variations! Our 2019 range includes lovely Lottie, tempting Trixie, flirty Franzi and Rustic Dirndl. These stunning outfits include a white peasant blouse with collar, decorative dress and contrasting apron.
Beer without breaking the budget?
No problem! We also have an extensive range of sexy beer girl costumes and costume Lederhosen for the guys. So whether you’re a Hanz or Gretel, here is everything you need to pull off an epic Oktoberfest costume without breaking the budget. These options are a smart choice for a wild night of festivities and start from as little as $25.50 for ladies and $42.50 for men.
For the ladies who like to wear sexy costumes, there’s no shortage of options for you at Disguises. Plus, if you got it, flaunt it, right? Sexy German Beer Girl Oktoberfest costumes still have the authentic Oktoberfest appeal, but show a little more cleavage and/or leg. Consider the sexy German Beer Girl costumes your key to getting free beer and schnitzel all night long. Now that’s something to ziggy zaggy oi oi oi over.
If you're not quite ready to invest in a suede pair of Lederhosen, we have a whole range of Lederhosen with matching shirts to ensure you still look the part while you show off your slap dancing in the beer hall with your mates. What can I say, Lads in Lederhosen, it's a look!
Is this your first Oktoberfest and you're not sure whether this is (yet) an annual thing for you? Or just wanting to be a little more 'Mari Kondo' conscious? Never fear, we also have a range of Oktoberfest Lederhosen and Dirndl to Hire! Be quick to book as these costumes won't be available for long..
Every kettle needs a lid!
You can't head to Oktoberfest in a half complete costume! You need the final touch to bring your whole look together. For men that means socks and Alpine hats and for women that means socks, petticoat and perhaps a garter or classic Edelweiss necklace.
If you're wearing Lederhosen then you must be wearing knee hi socks. But which one's match and what's the deal with those split socks?!
We understand, wearing long woollen socks doesn't scream comfort given the October weather in Australia. However you'll look like you're just wearing a pair of odd shorts unless you finish off your Lederhosen with some traditional socks. The most common pair traditional German socks are the Men's knee high socks. These are classic and will suit any pair of Lederhosen.
Loferl socks, however, are a bit more unique. These socks are a fashion statement and a must have for trendy men! Loferl socks are a two piece sock that is an ankle sock with an added 'calf warmer'. These socks are best suited to short (above the knee) lederhosen and to be worn with brogues. How stylish!
For the ladies, the length of your dress also determines which leg wear is appropriate. For traditional knee length Dirndl a pair of white knee high socks or even fancy ones with a lace trim are perfect with a pair of flats, boots or heels with a Mary Jane strap. For shorter Dirndl, the choice is yours as to whether you wear knee high OR thigh high socks. Thigh high socks are much more risque and look fantastic with a garter over the top.
Create curves and enhance your shape by adding a petticoat under your Dirndl. The blouse of your dirndl will accentuate your bust, the apron will cinch your waist and a petticoat is perfect to flounce out the skirt and finish off your gorgeous hourglass silhouette.
It's no secret that the shape of the Dirndl and the blouse especially draws attention to the chest. Decorate your decolletage and compliment your Dindl with a gorgeous Oktoberfest necklace with an Edelweiss pendant.
Got the wobbly legs?
Ja, you will have so much fun at Oktoberfest getting a piggyback from your little German mate Hans. Take it easy as Hans carries you around from pretzel stand to beer stand. This Piggyback Bavarian Costume is a one piece suit with mock legs which would be the most magnificent sight for 'The Oktoberfest Beer Run' in Sydney.
Another comical costume to stand out from the crowd at Oktoberfest is a literal Beer bottle. Who wouldn't want to see a giant beer bottle dancing around at Oktoberfest?!
Pictured above from left to right is Beer Bottle, Oktoberfest Suit, Beer Maiden Fun Times, Piggyback Bavarian.
Look like a literal snack and match your significant other in this OTT Oktoberfest Suit and Beer Maiden costume. Print is covered in the many treats you'll find at Oktoberfest - Pretzels, Gingerbread hearts (Or Lebkuchenherz for those learning at home), Beer kegs and of course Steins overflowing with Bier!
Well that's it. You are now dressed from head to toe and ready to take on Oktoberfest! The only German you need to learn before you leave is "Prost" (German for 'Cheers'). You will no doubt be saying this all night long as you drink our of your stein. Happy Oktoberfest!!