Well, most of this year's Krampi sold in Salem on Halloween, and this is the only one making it to the website, which sorta blows my mind, because this is also my personal favourite of this year's Krampi. I assumed this guy would be the first to go, but that just goes to show, I'm a terrible oracle.
Dark Rudolf features real antlers, placed far enough back and up to balance perfectly and comfortably on top of the head. His cheeks are hammer chased to give him an almost greenman feel, his huge ears give him an alert and active appearance, his big eyes won't get in the way of your own sight, and his nose is far enough out to allow eating with a knife and fork (no hoagies, though).
The wonder of a copper mask is in the strength and give of the material. Because it is so strong, the mask can be very thin- this makes it both very light, and makes it possible to fit as a second skin. These won't block your peripheral vision the way a leather, paper-maiche, or plastic mask would. They can be very comfortably worn all day and night- no worries about sweat or rain causing them to soften and lose their shape. Rinse it with clean water at the end of the night before putting it away. They can stand up to anything you throw at them. As for packing? Throw it in your bag. If you're checking the bag, maybe stuff a balled up pair of socks where your forehead would go. Easy.
The horns used for my Krampusforms are byproducts of other industries; they are natural, they are not vegan, but no one died for them. We are proud to honour the animal that grew them by using them as part of new and beautiful things. Because they are natural, we recommend storing them somewhere dry.
Not planning to wear your mask? They won't mind. They can hang flat against a wall, or sit on a shelf.