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  • Darlene Fraher

    Charles Fréger: "Schnappviecher", Tramin, Italien. Yeah. I'm the middle sister. Dig my horns? It would be nice to finally take our stupid masks off when we are together.

  • The Arms of Corinne

    Costume | Dressing up | Animals | photograph by Charles Freger

  • Alana McDonald

    Modern Neo-Pagansim at its finest. Bridesmaids dresses: FOUND—complete with hiking boots. Thrilled to show 'Mum.

  • Glass Horse Ranch

    Still-Practiced Pagan Ritual Costumes For 2 years, French photographer Charles Fréger has been traveling throughout European countries, capturing the spirit of “Tribal Europe” in his Wilder Mann series. He found was a huge array of PAGAN RITUALS, related to the winter solstice and spring renewal. This traditions dates back to neolithic times and shamanism, is still very alive. (19 pics) | I've seen these elsewhere with notations of location and custom

  • katti katz

    Photographer Charles Freger has traveled through 19 European nations to gather pictures of impressive costumes from pagan rituals that have survived to this day. The series, entitled “Wilder Mann,” inspires images of an older, wilder and more tribal Europe filled with wild beasts, bonfires and pagan gods. Website: charlesfreger.com

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from Charles Fréger's amazing "Wilder Mann"...i thought this was a mock cultural anthropology art project at first, but these are all real, traditional get-ups for european festivals, etc...fantastically creative and creepy

Schnappviecher. I temibili "draghi" non sono draghi, ma Schnappviecher, chiamati dagli abitanti di Termeno anche Wudelen. Il termine "Schnappviech" è composto dalle parole "schnappen", che vuol dire acchiappare, e "Viech", che vuol dire bestia.

Charles Freger. Wilder Mann Series. Actual pagan costumes and rituals from Europe.

Creative Costumes of Still-Practiced Pagan Rituals of Europe. Charles Fréger's "Wilder Mann" series. (via Catherine Green )

Masks : Charles Fréger’s Wilder Mann, Estelle Hanania, Thomas Rousset | meta :: μετά

Creative Costumes of Still-Practiced Pagan Rituals of Europe. Charles Fréger's "Wilder Mann" series. (via Catherine Green )

Charles Fréger :: from the Wilder Mann series

Wilder Mann 70, Wilder Mann , 2010 © Charles Fréger - www.charlesfreger...

Masks : Charles Fréger’s Wilder Mann, Estelle Hanania, Thomas Rousset | meta :: μετά

Creative Costumes of Still-Practiced Pagan Rituals of Europe. Charles Fréger's "Wilder Mann" series. (via Catherine Green )

For two years, French photographer Charles Fréger has been traveling throughout 19 European countries and trying to capture the spirit of what he calls “tribal Europe” in his “Wilder Mann” series. What he found was a huge array of pagan rituals, mainly related to the winter solstice and spring renewal, focusing on the common myth of the “wild man.”

bulgarian men in babugeri costumes, used in pagan rituals. (again, frighteningly similar to a figure from a recurrent childhood nightmare)