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Gruss vom Krampus!
December 5, 2013, 5:24 PM
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l. Mr. Krampus r. O Tannenbaum Photo (and Krampus)  by Jeff Schreckengost

l. Mr. Krampus r. O Tannenbaum
Photos (and Krampus) by Jeff Schreckengost

For the last Unblurred of the year, Studio 5013 features Gruss vom Krampus: a Krampusnacht mixed-media diorama starring the Bad One himself. Created by the curators of Studio 5013. Through December 31.

For those unfamiliar with the Krampus legend: He’s Santa’s evil sidekick, a Satyr-like creature appearing in Alpine lore as a way to scare bad children into goodness. There are Krampusnacht celebrations on December 6-eve with people dressed in the most amazing/terrifying costumes made of goat fur and giant horns (this Atlantic article has some great photos). Jeff constructed our Krampus from studio scraps: chenille craft fur, wooden dowel rods, Plasti-Dip, dental molds, paint trays (flipped over for the eyes), a crooked old tree branch for a staff, and a deer skull. Happy Holidays!

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Wow, that is one scary Krampus! Nice to see a counterbalamce to the St. Nick image which I always found a tad weird too). Am down in Costa Rica at the moment and there are huge billboards of Santa drinking–what else?–Coca Cola.

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Comment by Michael Williamson

Haha! Lucky you, soaking it up in Costa Rica during these cold months. I can tell it’s going to be a long winter (have fun!).

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Comment by Lisa

Mr. Krampus!

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Comment by Jeff

Yay! It is Krampus!

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Comment by motherblue212

Celebrate the Krampus! So Awesome!

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