Krampus Costumes on Christmas

Have you heard of Krampus? Dating from pre-Christian mythology, he’s a European demon who’s frequently called the Anti-Santa Claus.

According to Alpine mythology, Krampus accompanied Saint Nicolas and delivered warnings and punishment to bad children. How terrifying!

Unreality has a gallery of people in Krampus costumes worth checking out!

From Wikipedia:

In the Alpine regions, the Krampus is represented by an incubus demon accompanying Saint Nicholas. Krampus acts as an anti–Saint Nicholas, who, instead of giving gifts to good children, gives warnings and punishments to the bad children. Traditionally, young men dress up as the Krampus in the first two weeks of December, particularly in the evening of December 5, and roam the streets frightening children and women with rusty chains and bells.

[via Unreality]

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