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Coolest Homemade General Greivious Costume 19

by Darcy L.
(Shawnee, KS)

Homemade General Greivious Costume

Homemade General Greivious Costume

My grandson wanted a Homemade General Greivious Costume Star Wars for Halloween. I purchased a baseball cap, modge podge glue, foam sheets, paint, black top and pants, light sabers and gloves. I used newspaper squares and glued them to the baseball cap for the mask. After several layers, I added Styrofoam cups for the “ears” and foam. I used ping pong balls for the eyes.

I painted the shirt and paints for the “metal” part of the General. I painted the foam pieces and then sewed them to the top and pants. I used slack socks for the extra arms and stuffed them with newspaper. I sewed them to a wide piece of elastic that I added a Velcro fastener to so we can wrap it around his waist. I then attached fish line to them and sewed mitten clips to the other end to clip to his shirt so all arms would move the same way.

I made paper “claws” and glued them to an old pair of socks to slip over his shoes.

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Coolest Homemade Gene Simmons Costume 25

by Todd
(Florida, US)

Homemade Gene Simmons Costume

Homemade Gene Simmons Costume

I had started this Homemade Gene Simmons Costume as a joke with black duct tape and silver painted googly eyes for studs, back in February. After the party, I decided to create the real thing with leather and studs. I used two sheets of vinyl fabric, many 8”X12” foam sheets, dozens of pop rivets, and lots of hot glue to make my creation come to life.

After finding a cheap plastic armor chest piece that I cut into shape, the costume really took off. Of course, it’s no where near any of Gene’s actual costumes, but it made me extremely popular at a Halloween party I attended, last week. It’s a fun, sturdy, comfortable costume, which garnered many positive compliments. I love this time of year!

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by: matt

dude this is awesome!! i and 3 friends are going to a Halloween costume at the end of the month and i have drawn the gene Simmons straw so to speak, uve given me a few great ideas, never thought of getting some plastic body armour!! the boots are causing me a headache right now.

by: Todd

I just bought platform boots by Demonia. They aren't accurate, but are affordable.

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Coolest Homemade Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS Costumes 22

by Jack M.
(Arlington, WA, USA)

Homemade Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS Costumes

Homemade Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS Costumes

"You wanted the best and you got the best...the hottest band in the world...KISS!" My beautiful wife of nearly 20 years was the best sport in all this. She agreed to help me celebrate my favorite rock band of all time. So here you have it, Homemade Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS Costumes. Every part of both costumes were hand-made including the dragon boots. With most of the pieces and parts coming from eBay, Craigslist, local thrift stores and my garage (no joke).

Everything from the motocross and catcher's gear to the faux leather and coat platform boots, they were all adapted, changed, and manipulated with attention being paid to even the smallest details. Rock On!

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by: CC

I can't find boots with high enough platforms (unless I want to pay huge bucks for replica boots)! Any tips on making the platforms huge? Did you make yours yourself?

by: Anonymous

That truly is with out a doubt the most awesome re-creation thus far. ROCK ON DUDE!!

platform boots
by: Anonymous

Yes I did make them myself. I had an old pair of leather work boots for starters. I then traced the pattern of the bottom of the boots. I cut the shape of the sole out of 4x8 lumber and screwed and glued the additional 8" to the bottom of my work boots. Then of course lots of paint and metal studs! Then presto...7' tall Gene!

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Coolest Homemade KISS Demon Costume 26

by Jose C.
(Woonsocket RI)

Homemade KISS Demon Costume

Homemade KISS Demon Costume

The Homemade KISS Demon Costume itself took about 7 days to be fully completed. First poster board is used to create the shape of the boots, chest and shoulder plates. Duct tape holds it all together.

Then several layers of papermache are applied ( allowing drying time between layers) to get the desired shape and detail. Painting gets a little tricky. First aluminum spray paint is applied and allowed to dry. Then black spray paint is applied and wiped off to create the desired effect. This had to be done several times.

The makeup took an hour and half to apply. Throw on a wig and spandex and the outfit is complete.

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by: Anonymous

Are the boots paper mache as well?

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Coolest Homemade Kiss Demon Costume 21

by Paul
(Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Homemade Kiss Demon Costume

Homemade Kiss Demon Costume

My husband Paul made this Homemade Kiss Demon Costume for our son Jordan. When we saw Kiss here in Halifax back in July, my son thought it would be great to dress up like Gene Simmons.

The costume is basically made of cardboard and foam. The boots are made of sneakers with clay to form the face. Was great fun making and showing it off to friends and family.

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Homemade Kiss Demon Costume 21
by: Jean Foisy

My son in law made this for our grandson and I know for a fact that this 'KISS DEMON' costume was tedious and time consuming, but worth every hour put into making it. As each piece unfolded during the process of making it, I was more and more amazed at the outcome, considering it took cardboard, felt, sponge, play doh and spray paint to finish it. A job well done, and I know our grandson will be the envy of all the kids at his school party, not to mention all the comments Halloween night.

by: Michelle

You look GREAT Jordan!

by: Linda

Best homemade costume I have ever seen. Even better than anything you can buy. I think he should be a costume designer.

hard to believe
by: carol

WTG...cardboard & foam & it!

by: Ruth

Absolutely awesome!

Great KISS costume
by: Anonymous

That is awesome.... GREAT Job!!!

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by: mini Demon's Mom

Hi All....just wanted to let everyone know that my son was quite excited to see his picture on this site. He can't wait to show off his costume at school on Friday and trick and treating Saturday night. Great website!

by: Joanne

What an awesome costume! I can't believe the time and effort that went into making it. Great job Paul, Paulette & Jordan!! You guys are CRAZY!!

by: Denise

Great job & nice to see a family effort!


Your homemade boots ROCK and I would love for you to tell me how you did them as I am Gene this weekend for a party and my costume is great minus boots........Could you give more detail on boot making..............HOPE YOU SEE THIS>>>>>>THank you..

how the boots were made
by: mini Demon's Mom

Hi Michelle...the boots started with a pair of my son's sneakers. My husband covered them in cardbaord and then used play doh to sculpt the face. He then spray painted them silver and did some highlighing with black paint. He used an old shiny red christmas bag to cut out the red eyes. The top of the boots were made from craft foam sheets. We traced and cut out over 300 scale shapes and glued them on another piece of craft foam overlapping them to look like dragon scales. We used velcro on the back to hold them together when we folded them around our sons legs. He then spray painted the entire thing with silver paint. He added a few of the spray painted scales around the top of the sneakers to make it look like they joined together. It makes it very easy to walk done this way.
I am glad you liked them. I think my husband did a great job. Lots of work, but very rewarding.
Hope you have a great Halloween!

Now this "rocks" as the best yet
by: Cheryl

The work and the details (and I mean detail) is soooo awesome. Someone missed their "calling" WTG - Gene Simmons has nothing on Don't know how you will top this one. "Rock On Jordan".

Help please
by: Anonymous

I agree this looks great and my son would like me to try and make him a pair. How did you put the cardboard on? How did the play-doh stay on? Any help would be great! Thanks

I think that's just great!!!
by: Robert Bentley

That's really cool..I know you had to be very happy, and your son looks awesome! !

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