12/20/2012 04:20 pm ET Updated Dec 27, 2012

The Year In Weird News (PHOTOS)

Our weekly recap of strange news takes a different approach for the year-end issue of Huffington, this time with an emphasis on the visual eccentricity of some of the year’s oddest characters. From the Mexican Vampire Woman to Tanning Mom, go where the offbeat ones did in 2012.

This story appears in the year-end photo issue of our weekly iPad magazine, Huffington, in the iTunes App store, available Friday, Dec. 28.