Coolest Homemade Paul Stanley Starchild Costume 18
by Patti S.
Homemade Paul Stanley Starchild Costume
My husband is a huge KISS fan so he decided to go in a Homemade Paul Stanley Starchild Costume for a party we were invited to attend. We went to the thrift store and found an old leather vest and some shiny spandex pants. I bought some ladies platform boots at a discount store for $10 (he was able to wear a 10.5 ladies shoe) and we used silver tape on the heels and added some chain we purchased from Home Depot.
We also added the silver stars to the pant legs along with silver pipings to the side of the pants and added silver star embellishments (from Joanne Fabrics) to the vest. Found the leather neck collar really cheaply, even got a fake tatto like Paul has and pained his fingernails black.
Got the wig from Party City along with the make-up. Borrowed the guitar from a neighbor. This entire costume couldn't have cost more than $30! It was such a hit, he won the costume contest. He even did a MOCK concert for the neighbors on Halloween night and our other neighbor dressed up as Ace Freehely. They lip psyched 3 KISS songs on our driveway and our other neigbor used his fog machine and strobe light for special effect. It was hysterical! I was his "rocker chic" in leather.
You wanted the best, You got the best...The hottest band in the world, KISS.
This Space Ace costume was easy! I took a piece of cardboard and cut out the "V" chest piece(front and back) and a hole for my head/neck. I then painted the chest piece silver and used tape and aluminum foil on the front of the chest piece to give it a bit more depth.
I then secured a piece of string on either side of the chest piece and tied them. I also used another piece of string for the neck. I was able to take this chest piece on and off without assistance.
For the outfit, I bought a used cape and painted the back with silver stars and a planet and then stapled this to the chest piece. I found an old pair of black boots and painted them silver. I picked up the black shirt, black pants, silver skirt, belt and wig at goodwill and value village and the slip on arm bands from a Halloween costume store.
I then added some high performance makeup with a whole lot of patience and voila! Space Ace was made! Enjoy!