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Coolest Homemade Gene SImmons God of Thunder Halloween Costume 38

by Jim A.
(San Clemente, CA . USA)

Homemade Gene SImmons God of Thunder Halloween Costume

Homemade Gene SImmons God of Thunder Halloween Costume

This Homemade Gene SImmons God of Thunder Halloween costume came out really cool but took me forever to hand make.

I started with a youth football shoulder pad set that I bought at the Thrift store for $6.00. After that, it was all Goop adhesive and flat foam that I bought at Michaels. I hand made the cones for spikes and the panels were also cut and layered.

I made the spiked arm band from the same foam mentioned above and, again, hand shaped the cones for spikes. I used Velcro to close the ends so I could take them on and off more easily.

The boots took the longest time. I bought 5" platform boots from Demonia for $80.00, which I intended to cover. However, I didn't want to ruin the boots by gluing directly onto them, so I made a foam base and then cut strips of scallops out of the same foam. I gooped each layer one at a time. I used Velcro to close the scallop wrapping over the boots.

As for the skull faces on the boots, these are hollow plastic skulls from the 99 cent store as I could not find dragon faces. I glued scallops all around them so they would blend in with the rest of the boots.

Once I had finished the Goop and foam preparation for the chest piece, arm bands and boots, I sprayed it all with metallic gray paint and then gave it a light coat of black. I also hand painted all the bolts to give them a metal effect, and used red glitter glue for the eyes on the boots.

I bought the black shirt and pants at Target for about $30.00, and my wife made the cape for me out of black nylon.

I made the large black belt from the foam bought at Michaels; I then bought four spiked belts from Target for $12.00 each, cut them up and glued the strips of spikes onto my homemade foam belt with Goop.

The total cost of this costume was about $241.00:

Football chest pad $6.00
Michaels Foam $20.00
Four spiked Belts $48.00
Lycra Pants & Shirt $30.00
Grey & Black Spray Paint $5.00
Spiked Neck Piece $12.00
Demonia 5" Black Platform Boots $80.00
8 Tubes of Goop $40.00
Total HOURS about 40 +

I highly recommend that you practice walking in the 5" platforms. They take a few tries to get used to.

I was, by far, the most popular costume at the party. Everyone wanted a picture with Gene! I am keeping this costume because I plan on winning some money with it next year !

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