The Krampus in the Closet
The Krampus in the Closet
A creepy alternative to The Elf on the Shelf! Add some dark humor to your Christmas this year!
A creepy alternative to The Elf on the Shelf! Add some dark humor to your Christmas this year! Read more
About this project
Out of the way, Elf on the Shelf! Move over, Mensch on a Bench! This holiday season there's a new shelf-sitter in town!
Are your kids learning the wrong lessons from a naughty elf? Does he eat all your food, draw things on your photos and walls, and generally make a mess? And this guy's supposed to be tattling on your kid to Santa? What a hypocrite!
Amateur hour is over. It's time for a real disciplinarian – The Krampus in the Closet!
Inspired by traditional Alpine folklore, The Krampus in the Closet has been sent by old Saint Nick to keep an eye on children he's heard have been naughty. It's his job to punish boys and girls who don't do what they're told, so he's sending miniature Krampus minions to keep an eye out! The Krampus has a bag of coal and a bundle of switches with your kid's name on it and he's not afraid to let them know!
Of course, The Krampus in the Closet is satire, but your child doesn't need to know that! You can use him alone or along with the Elf on the Shelf you probably already own. Maybe your Krampus can tie up your elf and stuff him in a sack? Maybe Krampus is actually the naughty one who squeezes out all the toothpaste and writes messages on your mirror. (“You're next!”)
Add some dark humor to your holiday this year! The Krampus in the Closet – because nothing scares children into submission like the threat of violence from a horned devil creature!
This Kickstarter campaign will cover the costs of the first production run of 250 Krampus figures. The funds will also cover the creation of The Krampus in the Closet book.
So far the logo and Krampus have been designed. A prototype figure as been created. The book is written, but not illustrated. I am deciding between two different printers for the book.
After this Kickstarter campaign is funded, I will be able to complete the first production run of 250 Krampus dolls and books, illustrate the book, and ship the finished products to the other disturbed people who think this is funny by the first week of December.
So wha'dya say? Let's get these made!
Risks and challenges
As a sculptor and puppet maker, I am qualified and confident in my ability to bring this project to life. I have a unique set of artist friends who are willing to help with production. If I don't know how to do something (like how to weight down the doll's butt), I know someone who does, but there is little left that hasn't been thought of already.
I interned in the puppet fabrication department for the feature film Hell and Back (starring Mila Kunis, TJ Miller, etc.) which, after a successful run at the Cannes Film festival, was released in the US on October 2, 2015. I've received grants from the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta to create three stopmotion animated short films. I know my way around creepy miniatures!
My team doesn't expect any issues delivering our products in time for Christmas this year, but the goal is to begin shipping after Thanksgiving. Depending on the postal service's work load, we hope to have all the Krampus toys and books at your doors by the first week of December.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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