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While Santa rewards well behaved children, ancient European folklore warns of Krampus, a half goat, half demonic creature who punishes those who have been naughty around Christmastime.

Here’s your chance to meet Krampus in Patchogue, live!

Have you been naughty? Need your children on their best holiday behavior? Looking to send a unique holiday card this year?

While you can get pictures taken with Santa at any mall, Paper Doll Curiosity Shoppe in Patchogue is offering live photo sessions with Krampus this holiday season.

Photo sessions are $30 and include three professional digital photos and a 4X6 glossy print. Poses you can choose from may include getting kidnapped in a sack, getting beaten with sticks, getting eaten alive or opening a horrible surprise.

Pose alone, with friends, with your significant other, bring your whole family or bring your pets! We have several burlap sacks.

Our first photo session will kick off during our first ever Krampusnacht party! Dress in your holiday’s best, or dress as Krampus yourself and enjoy refreshments and special sale on all Krampus & Holiday merch — and of course, pictures with Krampus!

Brickhouse Brewery will be donating a special Krampus beer with custom birch undertones for the event. Bring your Krampus pics to the Brickhouse afterwards for 15% off your check!

And if you want to look extra fancy for Krampus, Geeks Get Glam will be offering glitter beard and glitter braiding services at Paper Doll as well.


12/2 6 pm-midnight Krampusnacht Party!
Photos by Cakewalk Photoo
Krampus- Will Puntarich

12/8 7pm- 10:30pm
Photos by Cakewalk Photo
Krampus- Dan Lachecz

12/9 1pm- 4:30 pm Daytime photo op for Kids & Pets
Photos by Cakewalk Photo
Krampus- Will Puntarich

12/9 7pm- 10:30pm
Photos by Benny Migs Photo
Krampus- Dan Lachecz

12/15 7pm-10:30pm
Photos by Cakewalk Photo
Krampus- Dan Lachecz

12/16 7pm- 10:30pm
Photos by Sadie Mae Pin-Up Studio
Krampus- Dan Lachecz

12/17 5pm-9pm
A Very Merry Krampus Sketch Night

No appointments necessary, just come at your chosen date and time and wait your turn, mall Santa style.

Costume by Marianne Dominy, costume designer and maker at the Gateway Playhouse and Paper Doll in-house seamstress.

Krampus head by Ricky Vitus, SFX artist, as seen on the hit TV show Face Off.

*Note that Krampus will be somewhat scary looking! Parental discretion advised. He will be behind the curtain in the Vortex room, so you can sneak a peek beforehand and normally shop in the store without fear.

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian that will sign a waiver which states that we are not responsible for giving your kid nightmares or making them cry.

Photo: A 1900s greeting card reading ‘Greetings from the Krampus!’ Public domain.