Beer Maiden/Wench Girl Costume for Cosplay & Halloween
If you’ve ever been to or ever dreamed of going to Oktoberfest, then you know all about their wonderful bar maids. In fact, you don’t even need to know about Oktoberfest to have seen their bar maids around as pop culture has made them equally famous!
The wench costume, like the meaning of the word, is quite various in style which is often up to the interpretation and events. They could look either overly sexy or super innocent. Mainly, the wench costume includes a white medieval blouse with corset on top, a short or long skirt, medieval boots, and ribbons as a decoration for the hair.
You can also use either pirate sword or costume beer mug as a prop. Are you interested in dressing as a wench? Check out our item list down below.
This wonderful ladies are all about serving beer-starved customers with ice-cold mugs of the drink. All the while, they’re also wearing variations of a traditional dirndl (something that the original bar maids of the first Okotberfest wore as well). Here’s everything you need to look like a Beer Girl!
How to Dress Like A Beer Girl/ Beer Wench - DIY Costume
|1||White Peasant Blouse||A sexy take on the simple white blouse of yesteryears, wear this shoulder revealing peasant blouse below your corset.|
|2||Brown Medieval Corset||Although drindls have far looser upper body wear, this brown corset is a good alternative to the look.|
|3||Green Circle Skirt||Add a touch of modernity to your look by wearing this short circle skirt. Put a little lace trim for a more dainty look!|
|4||White Waist Apron||You don’t want any beer spilling on your pretty skirt! Better put a plain white, waist apron to cover up.|
|5||White Thigh High Stockings||Put on white thigh-high stockings to keep warm and look sexy.|
|6||Black Mary Jane Heels||A pair of Mary Jane heels add a good balance of innocence and allure to your outfit.|
|7||Beer Mug Balloon||No beer girl outfit is complete without a mug of beer! This balloon is a fun prop to bring along.|
|8||Full Costume||If you don’t have the time to make your own costume, this full set is a great time-saver!|
About the Beer Girl
Although the beer girls of today wear skimpier clothes, the original concept of the costume was inspired by the traditional dirndl worn by Alps peasant women during the past. It is still popular today because of the well-known German festival, the Oktoberfest.
The Oktoberfest was first done on 1810 and the festivities were to honor the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen.
According to Urban Dictionary, the word “wench” refers to a voluptuous female pirate, usually with a reckless attitude, and seen around taverns and bars in seaside fishing towns, and wherever pirates roam. In other meaning, wench can also refer to a pretty young woman who serves the male pirates with drinks and their looks, in which some refer to as a prostitute.
And so, the word’s meaning is up to the interpretation. Nowadays, the wench look is often worn in a lot of medieval fairs and historical events across Europe and America, for example, the Oktoberfest, the most famous beer festival in Germany.
Check out these sites to read more about Oktoberfest: