Most people familiar with Krampus are familiar with his switches — but may be confused about their actual use. European Krampuses (these days) never hit children, though they may lightly and playfully strike older onlookers on the backside or, more … Continue reading
The really long hair you’ll see on LA Krampus Troupe costumes is made with bulk hair sold for hair extensions. We sew it into wefts and attach it to costumes. There are a number of techniques for doing this you … Continue reading
The Austrian Krampus troupe pictured above is about as traditional as they get. Creating this exact look would be a big challenge because the suits are made of mountain goat fur, and LA’s not exactly known for its mountain goats … Continue reading
Krampus LA co-founder Al Guerrero struts his scary stuff.
LA Krampus Elizabeth Herndon is taking inspiration from a particularly odd straw-covered cousin of Krampus appearing annually in the town of Bad Mitterndorf, an Alpine town southeast of Salzburg. These broomlike Schabmänner (roughly: “sweepers”) appear alongside their more typical Krampus cousins in the … Continue reading