For those of you who question my Internet omnipotence, observe.
In my obsessive search for a German Dirndl to wear for my Oktoberfest trip this fall, I discovered that when buying a Dirndl, you have three real options:
- Buy a fetishist Dirndl costume made from flame-retardant plastic and feathers for $19.99 at the Stag Shop.
- Buy a new authentic Dirndl online for $300 +; or
- BE NATALIE AND BE AWESOME
Option 3 above is obviously the one I decided to go with. I scoured craigslist for a few weeks waiting for my time to pounce on a vintage or used Dirndl, and my obsessiveness quickly paid off.
I managed to find an old German couple out in Mississauga selling TWO, count ‘em, TWO authentic German Dirndls in PERFECT condition. I negotiated them down to $110.00 for both, kept one and gave one to one of the other girls in my Oktoberfest crew.
She’s a couple of sizes too big, but I’m a whiz with the ol’ sewing machine. I’m also going to shorten it to be sluttier.
I celebrated my dominance over the world with a huge dinner composed exclusively of cheese, spicy meats, and salty things.
Incidentally, did you know that deviled eggs are fucking delicious? I totally forgot they existed and now I eat about 25 a day.
Also, here is some cheese.