Here are some Bulgarians wearing babugeri costumes. Very interesting! Chewbacca would approve. They are dressed as the legendary Wilder Mann and masquerading in a pagan ritual.
The Wild Man is a legendary creature, son of a bear and a woman, a sort of medieval superman. The tradition of celebrating once a year the return of the Wild Man spreads all over Europe and adapts the myth into different materials and hybrids.