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Coolest Gene Simmons of KISS Costume 12

by Steve H.
(Jordan, Ontario, Canada)

Homemade Gene Simmons of KISS Costume

Homemade Gene Simmons of KISS Costume

On March 7 2009 my cousin Mary & her husband, Bob, hosted a Guitar Hero World Tour party. I had just over a week to pull this Gene Simmons of KISS Costume off!

I started of with the boots, which were a regular pair of work boots. Formed 2" wood to the bottoms & screwed them on through the sole. Any gaps were filled with foam insulation. Next, I cut pop cans, formed the teeth, & glued them in place. The dragons face was made by spot welding a wire frame to fit over the teeth.

Everything was then, fibreglassed over to make the shape. Once it was dried, body filler was used, and a light sanding to get the final shape. Silver/Chrome paint was then used for a base. Black paint was used in between the teeth, and shadowing on the boots.

The scales on the legs were cut from a hot water heater insulator, as well as the rest of the boots, and held in place by foil ductwork tape.
The spandex pants were picked up at a thrift store.

An old pair of underwear with a wide belt attached & stars from a craft store mounted on made up the pants.

The body armour was made from the same hot water heater insulator with gardeners knee pads from a dollar store & glued on. Shoulder armour was a plastic bowl cut in half with foam padding cut into the shape of spikes & glued on,& painted. The wrist armour (insulator), and leather wrist bands from a dollar store.

The cream make up was purchased at a party store, and took about 45 minutes to apply. Using a close up picture of Gene to go by. And, finally, the wig was purchased at a yard sale. A fairly cheap costume, but many hours put into making it. Just to see the reactions was all worth it! ROCK ON!

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I guess I'm Predjudiced
by: mommymcp

I guess I'm prejudiced because I was at the party and this costume was amazing; the boots alone were so cool. The fact that nobody appreciated my own costume (a mature Joan Baez) does not deter me from saying Steve's was truly the best costume there - although Bob's Amy Winehouse was a definite contender.

by: Mary

That's amazing Steve! Great job!

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