Are you ready for oktoberfest? Do you have your stein, your friends, and most importantly, your Oktoberfest costume? It's never too early to get ready for this festive holiday originating from Germany! Oktoberfest, literally meaning "October party", was created in 1810 during the festivities that followed the wedding of King Louis I of Bavaria. Today, it is still celebrated in Germany and attracts tourists from all over the world. People dress up in traditional costumes and drink beer in biergartens (beer gardens) while listening to traditional German folk music during this two-week celebration. Oktober has also become a national holiday; much like St. Patrick's, it is now celebrated all over the world. And just like with St Patrick's costumes, Bavarian costumes and lederhosen are a big part of international Oktoberfest celebrations! Kick off the oktoberfest festivities right: start with a Get Real Beer Pint! When you get to the beer garden, you'll see people dressed with the Bavarian Bar Maid costume and the tavern man costume, not too mention the Oktoberfest Fraulein Costume. Pick up a Bavarian Guy Oktoberfest costume, also available in plus size, or a Gretchen costume, before you celebrate Oktoberfest! And don't forget the accessories to complete your oktoberfest costume: we have quite a few, including the Alpine hat, and the beer stein purse to keep your personal belongings safe while you celebrate! Shop online now for all your oktoberfest, gretchen and bavarian costumes, and happy Oktoberfest!