A mythological punisher of bad children found in European folklore, think of Krampus as the dark, beastly sidekick of Santa Claus. Instead of rewarding good children with presents, Krampus is there to scare and punish the bad ones. The anti-Claus will be in attendance at the costume ball to interact with and "punish" guests.
Wear your favorite Christmas outfit to win over the Krampus and watch Christmas-themed 16mm films which may or may not have been used to warn naughty children into good behavior. Whether you have been bad or good, make sure you purchase a ticket for the holiday raffle that includes a grand prize of two SXSW festival badges.