Collection: Krampus

I have followed for two winters one group of Krampus and also captured the Krampuse outside their work days.

In folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved, whereas Saint Nicholas,  rewards the well-behaved with gifts.

The story goes that when wheeling the good and bad behaviours of the kids, those who weigh more on the naughty side are put in the Krampus bag and taken to a cave in the mountains.

Not everyone can become a Krampus, it is often " inherited " , but applications are possible where a committee takes the final decision and tests the applicant( this includes various challenges and drinking) .

Some of the costumes, like the Tree Krampus made of pine branches are made anew every year, like the whips  in a very fun and social evening.