Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The 25 Days Of Krampus - Coming Soon

A man dressed in tradtional Perchten costume and mask performs during a Perchten festival in the western Austrian village of Heitwerwang, some 90 km west of Innsbruck. Each year in November and January people in the western Austria regions dress-up in Perchten (also known in some regions as Krampus or Tuifl) costumes and parade through the streets to perform a 1500 year-old pagan ritual to disperse the ghosts of winter. Each handmade traditional costume, consisting of up to 14 separate sheep or goat skins, takes three dress makers one day to produce, and costs between 500 - 600 euros.

Big thanks to Sister Debra who reminded me to start doing my research for the 25 Days of Krampus celebration. Stay tuned for all the madness.

 

2 comments:

Timothy Brannan said...

cool.

I did my own Krampus post last year.
http://timbrannan.blogspot.com/2011/12/krampus-for-ghosts-of-albion.html

Might have to do something similar this year.

Erik Johnson Illustrator said...

I think I can help you out too.

Krampus recently made an appearance on "Scooby Doo" in an episode appropriately titled "The Wrath of Krampus". Heres a clip of Krampus in action!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4phlc_ETDU&feature=relmfu