Next Monday is a big day in the Karneval season. What's Karneval, you ask? Clearly you didn't read this November post. Basically, all you need to know is that it is the German version of Mardi Gras, only with more clothes and more time.
Even though the official Karneval period carries on for a bit, the main events are really on Rosenmontag. This means Shrove Monday, according to Wikipedia, though I'm certain I've never heard or said that before in my life. So my friend and I, excited to immerse ourselves in some German culture, are planning on heading down to Cologne - the center of the party - a week from today. We even picked up some AH-mazing costumes today (Karneval is to Germany what Halloween is to Americans*). I don't wanna spoil the surprise too much, so consider this a little teaser.
p.s. The slippers aren't part of the costume, but aren't they amazing, too?!
*only less slutty