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Coolest Homemade Gene Simmons Dynasty Unmasked Costume 45

by Vinny B.
(Montreal, QC)

Homemade Gene Simmons Dynasty Unmasked Costume

Homemade Gene Simmons Dynasty Unmasked Costume

This Homemade Gene Simmons Dynasty Unmasked Costume I constructed just in time for Halloween '09. It's basically made up of materials I found at Canadian Tire, Reno Depot and Village des Valeurs.

The boots were made from an old pair of 3.5 inch platform boots to which I added an extra 4 inches using cork boards which I recommend because it's much lighter than wood blocks. For the chest armor I used old hockey padding I got from a friend. For the overall rock-like gargoyle skin texture on the I used insulation foam in a can then covered it with adhesive aluminum foil tape and sprayed it lightly with black paint. The belt, cod-piece and the upper part of the boots were made from car dashboard reflector covers. Unfortunately I didn't have enough time to make the red satin cape.

The face was done with black and white cream make-up and for the hair I used a "rock star" wig.

This took me about a week to complete and about 40 dollars for the materials. The secret is to use materials that require minimal or no drying time which means lots of duct tape.

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Coolest Homemade KISS Costumes 46

by Robert
(Martinsville, IL United States)

Homemade KISS Costumes

Homemade KISS Costumes

I am a huge KISS fan so my friend and I decided to dress up in homemade KISS costumes for Halloween.

We went to the thrift store and got her jacket and boots. She used a piece of cardboard to cut out a star to dip in silver glitter glue and we found this great silver material to put on it for the trim for her Paul Stanley costume (The Demon). I had an old pair of football pads laying around the house, I cut a few pieces off, then spray painted them gray.

I went to the goodwill and found me a pair of ski boots, I painted them gray and went and bought me two tree faces and glued the eyes on and used red glitter glue for the red in the eyes. The belt was made with cardboard that I covered with an old car seat cover then used bee bottle caps for studs. The arm pieces were made using shin-guards bought from Wal-mart. The spice were made by bending and shaping thin cardboard.

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Coolest Homemade Kiss Gene Simmons Group Costume 58

Homemade Kiss Gene Simmons Group Costume

Homemade Kiss Gene Simmons Group Costume

Homemade Kiss Gene Simmons Group Costume
Homemade Kiss Gene Simmons Group Costume
Homemade Kiss Gene Simmons Group Costume

This year I decided to dress as "Gene" and included my son as (ACE) and my nephew as (Paul). I made all three costumes myself, the only store bought item was Gene's boots. I saw Kiss in NYC in 1978 and then again years later with my son in 2003. So we are a KISS Army at its best.

I worked on this Homemade Kiss Gene Simmons Group Costume idea for about 2 months, not everyday but about 5 hours a week. I think it is important to start early as you consistently will have new ideas, places to go shop at and wait for items from on-line ie. unitards, and boots, make-up.

It was so much fun going out with my son and nephew, we entered a contest and won! But just seeing all the hard work come to life was all worth it, I am actually gonna miss not working on these costumes.

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Coolest Homemade Gene Simons and KISS Group Costume 57

by Dave R
(Warner Robins, Ga)

Homemade Gene Simons and KISS Group Costume

Homemade Gene Simons and KISS Group Costume

Homemade Gene Simons and KISS Group Costume
Homemade Gene Simons and KISS Group Costume
Homemade Gene Simons and KISS Group Costume

I actually made all three costumes and it took me around 2 months of work 3 nights a week for around 2-3 hrs at a time. The only thing that was purchased and not custom made was the Gene Simmons boots, the other boots were brought and customized.

I started with Unitards and broke out some pictures from the late 1979 era. I suggest to start early as you will keep finding you have a better idea, I hit all the stores IE; Goodwill, Michaels, Handcock Fabrics and EBay. Aces arm rings were curtain rope glued and painted, Paul's sequins were actually glued on one at a time.

We had so much fun, Ace is my Son and Paul is my nephew. My son and I attended a KISS concert in 2002 when he was about 10 yrs old, my first KISS concert was in 1978! so we are Sergeants in the Kiss Army.

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