December 5th is a special day in Austria. Usually of more importance in the rural areas: The Krampus Day.
For quite some time a lot of people have been working on their devil masks. Now in these days it's time to show up with these. Yes, things like these happen in Central Europe ;)
No limits to anyones phantasy. However the devils do not wear any signs that could be connected with offensive sexual content.
The facial expressions could pretty good reflect the standard typical mood of some social network members. (Not you, of course).
As a devil has to make much noise, here's some equipment to produce it. Krampusse wear chains too. However this doesn't have something to do with SM-treatement. (SM=Sado-Maso).
Some 'devils' seem to 'have' great appetite. Watch out that you don't become a dinner for them.
Yes, pictures of an exhibition. I will try to get some 'live' ones on Sunday (very difficult and dangerous), if it works I will post them here, so come back.
Furs of foxes. The use of Fox Furs let's me think of a lot of Chinese Fairy Tales in which Foxes do play an important part. People can turn into foxes. These foxes can be dead people or something like Zombies. Usually they don't bring nice presents.
On December 6h is the 'Nikolaus Day'. He can show up at decent peoples houses, asks the kids if they've done good and behaved well and if they did they get some sweets. Before the sweets got invented he would give to them apples (no computers) and nuts.
Krampus traditions are mostly practised in the mountain regions of Austria (well some hills might work on it too). Therefore some Krampusses look like mountain spirits.
to a any charity organisation. ;) of your choice
hm, however you can make it yourself cheaper.
You can see some of them in action on youtube:
PERCHTEN IN ACTION IN CENTRAL AUSTRIA