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And Now, Celebrity Wax Figures Dressed in Lederhosen

A George Clooney wax figure dressed in Austrian garb
A George Clooney wax figure dressed in Austrian garb

Like many, I awoke today with one wish, the same wish I have every morning in this life: the hope that somewhere, in some corner of the world wide web, I’d be able to click through a slideshow of celebrity wax figures dressed up in traditional Austrian lederhosen and dirndls.

This wish has gone unfulfilled for the near 30 years I’ve been alive, but I never gave up hope. And today, it has come true.

When an executive board member at Madame Tussauds (or just one savvy ticket-taker, who knows) made the decision to dress celebrity wax figures in traditional Austrian garb to celebrate “Wiesn,” aka Oktoberfest, at the wax museum in Vienna, I hope that decision was met with a hearty raise and a letter of pride from Werner Faymann, who is, of course, the chancellor of Austria. It’s October, the märzen beer is flowing, and your favorite celebs have gotten a dandy make-over. Save some schnitzel for Robbie Williams!

Oh, and if you were thinking of visiting the exhibit in person, just know that your 28 euro ticket comes with a free 0.5 liter beer and pretzel. Happy Oktoberfest to you and yours.

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George Clooney—like any good man—loves a good stein and pretzel.

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Katy Perry’s wax figurine is permanently striking this pose, so even during Oktoberfest, Perry is looking sexy and sassy and ready to drink beer from a boot.

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We found Rihanna in a hopeless place.

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Is that Johnny Depp or is that some random dude from Austria who somewhat resembles Johnny Depp?

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Will Smith has truly never looked better.

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Julia Roberts is hardly recognizable in this beautiful sateen dirndl—and it’s not just because her wax figure looks nothing like her.

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“Oh, I didn’t see you there. I was just wearing my traditional Austrian Oktoberfest outfit and reclining on this velvet bed,” says Robbie Williams in Vienna.

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Kylie Minogue knows you better work when you put on that Austrian Dirndl. Oktoberfest only comes but once a year, girls!

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Retired Austrian soccer star Herbert Prohaska wears his nation’s lederhosen with pride and a fearsome stance.

And Now, Wax Celebrities Dressed in Lederhosen