Whether you’re from Germany or simply love a good party, you’re undoubtedly looking forward to Oktoberfest this September! From delicious European beer to German sausages and soft pretzels, there’s a lot to love about Oktoberfest.
Here at Shindigs, we stock an incredible range of Oktoberfest costumes for men including traditional lederhosen, suspenders, Alpine hats and so much more. Whatever you need to take home the title of “best-dressed beer drinker”, you’re guaranteed to find it at Shindigs.
Shop men’s Oktoberfest costumes online for fast, affordable shipping throughout Australia or choose to click and collect a costume in-store in Lambton NSW. Finding an Oktoberfest men’s costume has never been easier or more affordable.
Oktoberfest is the world’s biggest Volksfest (i.e. a large event in German-speaking countries that combines beer and wine festivals with a funfair). Celebrated each year in Munich, Bavaria (Germany), the festival runs for 16 to 18 days from mid-September through to the first Sunday of October (thus the name “Oktoberfest”).
The first Oktoberfest was in October of 1810 to celebrate the wedding of King Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. The people of Munich were invited to Theresienwiese ("Theresa's Meadow") to join in the festivities — a 3500m horse race, children’s choirs and of course, lots of beer and wine! It didn’t take long for Oktoberfest to become an annual tradition — and it’s easy to see why.
More than six million national and international tourists gather for Oktoberfest for beer and wine tasting as well as a huge range of other fun activities including amusement rides, side stalls and competitions. Plus, Oktoberfest is now celebrated in cities all over the world — including Australia! Considering Aussies are famous for loving beer, it’s no wonder why Oktoberfest is celebrated in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide every year.
If you’re looking for a traditional men’s Oktoberfest costume, look no further than lederhosen.
Lederhosen are short or knee-length leather breeches that were traditionally worn by working-class men in German Alpine regions like Bavaria. The longer versions are called Bundhosen or Kniebundhosen. Lederhosen was originally made from leather because the material was harder wearing and easier to clean after a long day’s work.
Nowadays, lederhosen are worn for leisure rather than work and you’ll often see them worn at Oktoberfest, Alpine florals and all! With a white short-sleeve top underneath the suspenders, long white socks and an Alpine hat, it’ll be obvious where you’re off to for the evening… Oktoberfest beers with the boys!
Our lederhosen is available in brown, green, red and black — plus, we’ve got plenty of accessories available including impressive fake moustaches and Alpine hats to top off your men’s Oktoberfest costume.
Who said you had to wear lederhosen to Oktoberfest?! It’s a fun, outlandish occasion — there’s nothing wrong with a joke costume for Oktoberfest! For example, we have two adult-sized beer bottle costumes — Lükinbetter and Studmeister. These costumes are guaranteed to get a laugh or two at Oktoberfest, and no one can say you aren’t dressed for the occasion… You’ll be a beer at a beer festival!
Alternatively, get carried around for the evening with our Adult Piggy Back Carry Me Lederhosen Costume. This hilarious costume makes it look like you’re being carried by a moustached Bavarian man so you can focus on not spilling your beer.
If you’re looking for something quick and affordable, we recommend opting for one of our Oktoberfest hats matched with a few simple accessories. Our Plush Beer Hat matches well with Beer Mug Suspenders and jeans, or you can stick with the blue and white Bavarian theme and opt for our Jumbo Oktoberfest Hat in Blue & White! Just add the matching Blue & White Suspenders and Tie for a silly yet sophisticated look for Oktoberfest.
No… but it’s certainly encouraged! A few decades ago, it would have been odd for someone to turn up to Oktoberfest in traditional costume but now, it would be strange if you didn’t! With this in mind, we recommend slipping into some lederhosen, pulling up your socks and polishing off your outfit with an Alpine hat in the spirit of Oktoberfest.
We do our best to make sure the colours of our costumes and costume accessories are as accurate as possible online. However, due to variances in computer monitors and other screens, we can’t guarantee that the colours will be an exact match. If you’re worried about the colour of the costume you’re thinking of purchasing, feel free to get in touch with our team — we can help find the right colour for you.
No — all of our costumes and accessories are available for sale only. However, you’ll find that all of our costumes and accessories are very reasonably priced — plus, our costumes can be worn again and again, so go ahead and shop online! There’s never a bad time to start building a costume box for future parties and events.
Absolutely! At our brick-and-mortar store in Lambton NSW, we have multiple change rooms available where you can try on different costumes and find the right fit for you.
If you’ve ordered online and your costume doesn’t fit, we can provide a refund so long as it’s within 45 days of the initial purchase. The costume will also need to be in the original packaging (as sold), unworn (except for trying it on for size) and there must be no missing pieces in the pack.
Unfortunately, we are unable to process exchanges in-store or online — we can only provide a refund. However, as soon as you have posted your costume back to us, you can purchase another costume to make sure you have a costume ready in time for Oktoberfest.
Not necessarily. If the costume you want is out of stock online, we recommend contacting our team in Lambton at (02) 4950 9561. Due to the nature of an online store, there’s a good chance that we have your item in stock in-store but we haven’t had a chance to load it onto the website yet (although we always try to be as fast as possible).
Get in touch with our team — we might be able to find a costume in-store, organise a telephone order and ship your costume out to you ASAP.
Of course! We offer a free click-and-collect service so you can shop online from the comfort of home and pick up the order in-store when you’re ready. We’ll send you a text message when your order is ready to be picked up!
Yes! We know you’ve got a busy schedule, so you’re more than welcome to send a friend or loved one to pick up your costume for you. Simply leave a note for us in the checkout and let us know who will be picking up the order for you — we will ask for their ID to confirm we’re giving the right person the right parcel!
It depends on what kind of shipping you choose — we offer both standard and express shipping. Areas close to our Lambton store (e.g. Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Hunter Valley, Maitland, Port Stephens) can expect their order within three business days if they choose standard shipping, or within two days with express shipping.
Sydney, Canberra and other metro areas can expect their order within four business days with standard shipping or three with express shipping, and regional areas can expect their order within five business days with standard shipping or three business days with express shipping.
Outside of NSW, standard shipping can take between three and 11 days with standard shipping or two and seven days with express shipping.
Dressing up for Oktoberfest has never been easier or more affordable! Shop men’s Oktoberfest costumes online for fast, affordable shipping across Australia — alternatively, take advantage of our free click-and-collect service and pick up an Oktoberfest costume in-store! Our Lambton store is a short 10-minute drive from the Newcastle CBD, just around the corner from the McDonald Jones Stadium.
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