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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!

The finished doll prototype
The finished doll prototype

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. 

Concept art
Concept art

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.

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    Receive a fabulous, Krampus-themed thank-you card IN THE MAIL!

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    Receive one SIGNED (1) Krampus in the Closet storybook to read to your children before bedtime!

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    Receive one (1) Krampus in the Closet gift set, which includes your very own stuffed Krampus toy and SIGNED storybook!

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    Receive one (1) Krampus in the Closet gift set, which includes your very own stuffed Krampus toy and storybook with a special thank you on the last page of the book!

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    Receive one (1) Krampus in the Closet gift set, a special thank you in the book, and a bundle of switches accessory for your Krampus to hold on to... just in case....

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    Receive one (1) Krampus in the Closet gift set with a Krampus with SILVER HORNS! You'll also get a bundle of switches accessory (in silver, of course!), and a thank you in the book!

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    Receive three (3) Krampus in the Closet gift sets! You'll also get a bundle of switches accessory for each Krampus and a thank you in the book!

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    Receive one (1) Krampus in the Closet gift set with a LIMITED EDITION Krampus with GOLD HORNS! You'll also get a bundle of switches accessory (in gold, of course!), a thank you in the book, AND a Krampus in the Closet sized sack personalized with your Krampus' name.

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    Receive five (5) Krampus in the Closet gift sets! You'll also get a bundle of switches accessory for each Krampus, a thank you in the book, and a Krampus in the Closet sized sack personalized with your Krampus' name.

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    Receive ten (10) Krampus in the Closet gift sets! You'll also get a bundle of switches accessory for each Krampus, a thank you in the book, and a Krampus in the Closet sized sack personalized with your Krampus' name.

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    Receive the ULTRA LIMITED EDITION Alpine Krampus doll! Instead of standard brown and black, THIS Krampus doll has white and gray fur and a terrifying white face to match! You'll also receive ten (10) Krampus in the Closet gift sets, a bundle of switches accessory for each Krampus, a thank you in the book, and a Krampus in the Closet sized sack personalized with your Krampus' name.

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    Do you want to REALLY freak your kid out? Have a likeness of your child and his or her name in The Krampus in the Closet book! You'll also receive ten (10) Krampus in the Closet gift sets, 5 extra books to give to your family and friends, and a Krampus in the Closet sized sack personalized with your Krampus' name.

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    None of the other rewards appeal to you?Then how about you receive ten (10) Krampus in the Closet gift sets, 5 extra books to give to your family and friends, a Krampus in the Closet sized sack personalized with each Krampus' name, one human sized sack personalized with your Krampus' name, AND a child's soul in a bottle! It might just be a fancy bottle filled with air, but you never know... Christmas magic and all...

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