Back in 2015, the movie Krampus came out. It wasn't spectacular. But what was pretty fantastic (or at least I think) was the evil elf henchmen seen briefly toward the end of the film. These little guys each had their own unique horned, wooden, goblin-esque mask on, and I thought they were quite dashing.
For a long time, I had had the idea of creating an original Halloween creature costume that I could add to each year. These little fellas provided the inspiration for the starting point of that costume. I can't remember now if mine looks anything like Krampus' little buddies, but I like it a lot!
Fun Fact! This mask's first paintjob was green. Awful choice.