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Post  LMPartdolls on 4/7/2009, 15:35

I'm not exactly sure if this is the appropriate place to post this but here it goes anyway: Question

For quite some time, I've been looking for a book or a website that has a compilation of pictures of "costumes" of Santas from around the world. I guess, what I'm looking for is more or less a "reference" book of sorts that one can use to refer to when creating different costuming ideas. After all, as much as I adore our traditional Santa, from time to time it is nice to follow the road off the beaten path every once in a while and create something different. Anybody have any suggestions or know where I might find such an item?

Thanks much for your ideas ahead of time.

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Post  psclaus on 10/7/2009, 22:43

LORI I have been looking for the same thing, book wise and I haven't had any luck either. Close as I can get is to google international santa clauses and hit the images button. There are quite a few in victorian santa post cards, thats a good starting point. I'm always looking for images but most of the time, I do more caricature than authentic, gives me more leeway.
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Post  LMPartdolls on 11/7/2009, 09:07

Yeah, I had been trying to stockpile pics from international santas too. I get a lot of the old postcard images as well. I am truly surprised that there is not a holiday book that has nothing but examples of traditional international santas. Shocked I mean, really, what is this world coming to if they can't produce a book such as that! If I ever find one, then I'll pass the info along to ya.

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Post  darel on 11/7/2009, 19:37

You could look at " Better Homes and Garden Santa Claus Collection". They printed these for about six or seven years. They are out of print, but you can still find them on ebay and at Amazon.com. You can also look at any local used book stores, they may have them.

Hope this helps.

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Post  LMPartdolls on 11/7/2009, 20:18

Thanks, Darel,
I'll keep that in mind. There is a used book store just down the road from me. Perhaps I'll take a peek in there next time I have some spare time and see what they have lurking in the corners. Very Happy

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Post  psclaus on 11/7/2009, 20:38

They make the Santa Claus Collection in hard back books also and I have seen them on Amazon.com. Lucky me I have all but the first copy of the magazine and they are falling apart, I have used them so much.
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Post  darel on 12/7/2009, 10:23

I have all of the magazine's, and three of the books. I am trying to get the rest of the books.

I am not sure why that discontinued them.

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Post  artsyfartsystitchwitch on 23/8/2009, 19:01

I've got 1994, '95', '96, '97, '98, '99, 2002 & '03. They're all very well used - I really thought I had every year, but after I moved, I found many things that I THOUGHT I'd had no longer in my possession. Nothing of any great value, just the fact that it was mine & it disappeared. Guess I'd better start searching E-bay & Amazon for the missing years!!
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Post  LMPartdolls on 23/8/2009, 19:29

I wish I was as fortunate to have those. Maybe I'll search in some of the local used book stores to see what I can dig up. tongue

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Post  SuzysSantas on 24/10/2011, 17:32

Hullo!

I'm new (today) so this is getting to you a teensy bit on the late side. tongue

I found a useful website euroheritage.net/traditionalcostumes
thought you might like it. Otherwise I've been having much the same problem. I found it easier just to research one country at a time as I think of it or need it. For example: iceland.intracore.com/category/yule-lads

Anywho, if anyone sees a more comprehensive website, let me know!
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Post  psclaus on 24/10/2011, 17:56

I got to the point of not eve looking for referance photos any more, I think it's more fun just to use your imagination. The more "stuff" you add to a sculpt the better it looks, even if it's a bit odd and quirkie. It makes your work as individual as you are. IMHO
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