sandypossum Thursday Oct 3 10:08 AM
October 3, 2013 - wild traditional costumes of Europe
Charles Fréger is a French photographer who has done some interesting photo series. I recently bought his photo book "Wilder Mann - The Image of the Savage" and cannot believe that I have been unaware that there are so many cultural traditions of this kind still going on all over Europe. Some of the costumes are funny, some are creepy, some nightmarish, but all are fascinating. The book includes further information on the costumes and rituals, including where they take place and when.
sandypossum Thursday Oct 3 10:09 AM
can someone please, you know, make the photo show?
jimhelm Thursday Oct 3 10:12 AM
they are awesome.
Sundae Thursday Oct 3 10:16 AM
Thanks Sandy, although I'd hazard most of those are from the colder parts of Europe. Long Winter nights and all that.
glatt Thursday Oct 3 10:17 AM
They look great!
Gravdigr Thursday Oct 3 03:02 PM
CaliforniaMama Thursday Oct 3 11:19 PM
As I was scrolling down, I thought I was looking at big hairy wankers!
Nirvana Thursday Oct 3 11:30 PM
I am sensing a IOD theme for Oct. Creepy and costumes! YAY!
CaliforniaMama Thursday Oct 3 11:34 PM
That is a LOT of peacock feathers! I cannot begin to imagine how long it must take to make something like this without our handy dandy stitching machines and what not.
CaliforniaMama Thursday Oct 3 11:40 PM
The peacock is not a folk costume after all. It is a fantasia from Brazil. One of the many extravagant costumes designed for Carnival.
Lamplighter Friday Oct 4 12:04 AM
How many peacocks gave their all...
sandypossum Friday Oct 4 12:23 AM
Peacocks shed their tail feathers every year. But there are more than peacock feathers in that dress.
Sundae Friday Oct 4 02:40 AM
But do they bend over and let us see them shake their tail feathers?
Gravdigr Friday Oct 4 04:28 PM
Rick Dees thanks you for this reference.
Griff Friday Oct 4 06:03 PM
BigV Wednesday Oct 9 01:59 PM