Every year, in early December, I think "Oh, I should make some Krampus masks in time for Krampusnacht! And every year, after I've started, I remember that Krampusnacht is, in fact, in early December. Whoops. So, anyway, best go ahead and grab one now, because these will sell out well before it gets cold, and I'll forget to make more till it's too late, and we'll both be sad. For this one I went a little off the beaten Krampus path and kinda mixed him with yet another chistmas monster: Iceland's Christmas Cat, who will eat you if you don't have any new clothes. I've given him nice well rounded cheeks, some whiskers, and a button nose, but I recommend pairing this one with a brand new earflap hat, just in case.
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? He or she won't mind. They can hang flat against a wall, or sit on a shelf.